Have you sustained an injury while visiting someone else’s property due to their negligence? If so, you may have a potential “premises liability” case. When you are a guest on someone else’s property, the property owner has a legal duty to ensure your safety by preventing known hazards. If they fail in this duty, resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, Belal Hamideh, premises liability lawyer for Burbank and the surrounding area, can help.
If you suspect that your injury might be the result of a property owner’s negligence, it is advisable to seek a free case evaluation. Drawing upon his extensive experience, Belal can provide insights into your case and explain how he and his team can offer assistance. Se habla Español.
Compensation in a Premises Liability Case
The compensation you may receive in a premises liability case depends on the specific circumstances of your situation. While every case is unique, nearly every successful premises liability case handled by Belal includes both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover the tangible costs related to your injury, such as medical expenses, necessary treatments, therapy, doctor’s visits, rehabilitation, medications, and more. Moreover, economic damages can encompass lost wages due to your inability to work following the injury, as well as future income you may have earned had the accident not occurred, travel expenses, and other related costs.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, provide compensation for intangible losses, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, trauma, diminished quality of life, and loss of consortium. In the most tragic premises liability cases involving loss of life, Belal Hamideh can assist in filing wrongful death lawsuits, which may also cover funeral expenses and more.
In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant. During your consultation with Belal, he can outline the types of damages you may be eligible to claim and work to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve.
Slip and Fall Accidents: A Common Type of Premises Liability Case
Among the various premises liability cases handled by Belal Hamideh, slip and fall accidents are some of the most frequently encountered. These accidents can occur in a wide range of locations, including stores, parking lots, restaurants, amusement parks, construction sites, escalators, elevators, Airbnbs, and more.
Common causes of such accidents include insecure railings, wet or slippery floors, cracks in the ground, and similar hazards.
Many victims may initially be uncertain about whether they have a valid slip and fall case, only to discover after consulting with an attorney that their case is indeed strong. Reaching out to Belal for a free case evaluation can help clarify your situation and determine the strength of your case.
Types of Premises Liability Cases Handled by Belal Hamideh
In addition to slip and fall accidents, Belal can handle various other types of premises liability cases, including:
Negligent Security: Property owners have a duty to protect guests from known hazards, which may include physical crimes like assault. Inadequate security at hotels, stadiums, theme parks, malls, apartment buildings, or other locations can make property owners liable for injuries resulting from such crimes.
Elevator and Escalator Accidents: Elevator and escalator incidents can cause serious injuries, and property owners may be held accountable if their negligence contributes to these accidents.
Pool Accidents: Property owners have a responsibility to maintain the safety of their swimming pools. If a failure to fulfill this duty results in a swimming pool accident and injuries, compensation may be warranted.
Animal Attacks: In cases where you are injured by someone else’s animal, such as a dog bite or snake bite, you may be entitled to compensation.
These examples represent just a portion of the premises liability cases that Belal Hamideh can handle. If you believe that you suffered an injury on someone else’s property due to their actions or negligence, we encourage you to contact us for a free case evaluation.
Elements to Prove in a Premises Liability Case
In a premises liability case, four significant elements must be established. Belal Hamideh has a strong track record of successfully proving these elements for his clients. These elements include:
Ownership or Control: It must be proven that the defendant owned or controlled the property at the time of your accident.
Negligence: Evidence of the defendant’s negligence and breach of the duty of care must be presented, including demonstrating that you were allowed to be on the property as a guest.
Causation: It must be shown that the defendant’s negligence directly caused or significantly contributed to your injury.
Injury: Proof of the injury sustained, supported by medical bills, video or photographic evidence, and other relevant documentation, is required.
Who Could Be Liable for Your Premises Liability Accident
In most cases, the primary party liable in a premises liability case is the property owner, as they are responsible for maintaining the property in a safe condition. However, there may be other parties that could also be held liable. Depending on the specific circumstances of your injury, liability may extend to the landlord, property management company, store owner, restaurant, employees, homeowners, business owners, or other individuals and entities associated with the property.
When Belal Hamideh takes on a premises liability case, he conducts a thorough investigation to identify all liable parties and brings legal action against them. This aggressive approach ensures maximum compensation for his clients.
Time Limit to File a Premises Liability Claim
In California, you have a two-year statute of limitations to file a premises liability lawsuit. This means you must initiate legal proceedings within two years of the date of the accident. While this may seem like a generous timeframe, it can quickly pass as you deal with recovery, rehabilitation, work, and other daily tasks. Procrastination may lead to the expiration of the statute of limitations, leaving you without the compensation you deserve.
To prevent this, it is crucial to act promptly. The sooner you reach out to an experienced attorney, the sooner you can begin the process of securing the compensation you are entitled to.
Belal Hamideh: Experienced Burbank Premises Liability Lawyer
No one anticipates being harmed due to someone else’s negligence when visiting another person’s property. If such an unfortunate event happens to you or a loved one, you deserve to be compensated.
Belal Hamideh and his team work on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t need to pay any upfront fees. Instead, their fees come from your settlement when the case is won. With Belal’s 99% success rate, he has the experience to help you receive everything you deserve.
For a free case evaluation, contact us through our website or give us a call.