When we go out to eat or shop the last thing we think about is what happens if we get injured while walking around? Entering different businesses or private homes, we are creating an unspoken contract. The contract is that those who own the property are promising to create a safe environment for people to engage. The reciprocated promise is that those who are visiting promise to act in a reasonable way while staying on the property. This means that visitors aren’t intentionally looking to fall and hurt themselves or participating in behavior that would foreseeably result in an injury occurring.
When someone slips and falls due to a wet floor, the owner of that property is in trouble. he or she is responsible for not taking the precautions to share with the visitors that this floor is wet. The same goes for people who trip in public property as well. Typically in private homes, slips and falls don’t really occur due to wet floors. Instead, animal or dog bites occur as well as swimming pool injuries. As you can see, the more we think about all that can happen on property the more we realize how committed we are to these silent contracts.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone’s property then you reach out to our attorneys at Ventura County Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman. With over 30 years of working within the Ventura and Santa Barbara County, our attorneys know what it takes to ensure that a premise liability claim is successful. We are dedicated to ensuring that all documents and investigations are done with the utmost attention to detail.
Most injuries that occur from premise liability are a slip and falls or animal or dog bites. Slip and falls occur when a property is not properly up kept. For example, if you walk onto a property with defective staircase, unsecured rugs or carpets, or loose floorboards then your chances of falling are highly increased. The property is acting negligent if they are not taking care of these situations where someone can trip or slip and fall. As for animal or dog bites, property owners are liable for their animal. They are responsible for keeping it away or training it to ensure that it does not bite anyone. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that their property is safe for people to visit.
What To Do
If you or loved one is injured while on someone’s property, whether it be commercial or private, then call 805-983-2344 or click here to consult with our attorneys at J. Jeffrey Herman. With our experience and expertise, we are ready to work aggressively for your case. Don’t let the insurance companies or property owners intimidate you. You have your rights and we will ensure that you get fairly compensated for the injuries that you incurred from the negligent property. We look forward to hearing your story and serving you.