Redding Slip, Fall & Premises Liability Lawyer
When you are shopping in a retail store, eating at a restaurant, or even visiting a friend or family member in Redding, you should not have to be worried about sustaining injuries in a serious slip and fall accident or another incident caused by a hazard on the property. Yet when property owners fail to maintain their premises in a manner that is reasonably safe, people can get hurt. An experienced Redding slip, fall & premises liability lawyer at our firm can evaluate your case for you today and help you to move forward with a claim for financial compensation.
What is a Premises Liability Claim in Redding?
Slip and fall claims are one type of premises liability case, and premises liability is a particular area of personal injury law. Premises liability law recognizes that property owners have a duty to visitors to make sure that their premises are reasonably safe and do not contain unreasonable hazards. When property owners do have hazards on the property that cannot be remedied immediately, property owners then have a duty to warn guests.
Property owners, as well as property renters and managers, owe this duty of care to business guests on the property (such as customers shopping at a business or patrons at a restaurant), as well as to personal guests such as neighbors, friends, family members, or co-workers. If a property owner fails to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner and somebody gets hurt as a result of a hazard on the property, that property owner may be liable for damages.
Common Types of Redding Premises Liability Cases We Handle
At Venardi Zurada, we handle a wide range of premises liability claims in Redding. Common types of premises liability lawsuits in Redding include but are not limited to the following:
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Trip and fall accidents;
- Negligent security claims;
- Swimming pool accidents; and
- Elevator or escalator accidents.
Elements of a Redding Premises Liability or Slip & Fall Claim
If you want to file a slip and fall lawsuit or another type of premises liability claim in Redding, you will need to prove the following general elements:
- Property owner owed you a duty of care;
- Property owner breached the duty of care by failing to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition;
- Property owner’s breach of the duty of care caused your injury; and
- You suffered damages as a result of the injury.
Contact Our Redding Slip & Fall Lawyers
If you or someone you love got hurt on another person’s property, it is critical to speak with an experienced Redding premises liability attorney about filing a claim for financial compensation. While most premises liability lawsuits will need to be filed within two years from the date of the injury, it is essential to know that slips and falls on public property—such as in public parks or other areas—may need to be filed within only 6 months or 1 year from the date of the accident. To ensure that you file your claim in a timely manner, you should begin working with a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Venardi Zurada today to get started on your case.