Premises Liability Lawyer in California

premises liability lawyer in california

Did you get injured while visiting someone’s property due to something they failed to take care of? If so, you might have a valid “premises liability” case. As a guest on someone else’s property, the law holds property owners responsible for ensuring your safety by eliminating known dangers. If they fail in this responsibility and you or a loved one suffer from an injury as a result, Belal Hamideh, a premises liability lawyer for California, can help.

If there’s any chance that your injury might be the consequence of a property owner’s negligence, reach out to us. 

Leveraging his vast experience, Belal can provide insights into your case and explain how he and his team can help. 

What are Some Common Types of Premises Liability Cases? 

Over the years, Belal has taken many kinds of premises liability cases. The most common are called “Slip and Fall” cases. 

These accidents can occur in a wide range of venues, such as stores, parking lots, restaurants, theme parks, construction sites, escalators, elevators, Airbnbs, etc.

Typical causes of such accidents include insecure railings, wet or slippery floors, ground cracks, and similar hazards.

Other common types of premises liability cases include: 

Negligent Security: Property owners are obliged to protect visitors from known hazards, including physical crimes like assault. Insufficient security at hotels, stadiums, theme parks, malls, apartment buildings, or other places can make property owners liable for injuries that result. 

Pool Accidents: Property owners should maintain their swimming pools’ safety. If failure to meet this duty results in a pool accident and injuries, compensation may be warranted.

Elevator and Escalator Accidents: These can lead to severe injuries, and property owners as well as other parties may be held accountable if their negligence contributes to these accidents.

Animal Attacks: If you’re injured by someone else’s animal, like a dog bite or snakebite, you might be eligible for compensation.

These examples illustrate just some of the premises liability cases Belal Hamideh can take up. If you believe that you suffered an injury on someone else’s property due to their negligence or actions, we urge you to reach out to us for a free case evaluation.

Compensation in a Premises Liability Case

Your compensation in a premises liability case will be determined by your situation’s specific details. Although each case is different, essentially all of them include both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages account for the actual costs related to your injury, like medical bills, necessary treatments, therapy, doctor’s visits, rehabilitation, prescription medicines, and more. 

Furthermore, economic damages may also cover lost income due to your inability to work post-injury, possible future earnings you would have made if the accident hadn’t happened, and additional related costs.

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, offer reimbursement for abstract losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, trauma, reduced quality of life, and loss of consortium. 

In the worst premises liability cases where life is lost, Belal Hamideh can assist with a wrongful death case. This can include all of the damages mentioned above as well as others, such as  coverage for funeral costs and more.

In some instances, you might get punitive damages to penalize the defendant. During your consultation with Belal, he can elaborate on the damages you may be eligible to claim and work to make sure you receive the full compensation you deserve.

What Must Be Proven in a Premises Liability Case? 

In a premises liability case, you need to establish four crucial elements. Belal Hamideh has a solid track record of successfully confirming these elements for his clients. These elements encompass:

Ownership/Control: It needs to be proven that the defendant possessed or controlled the property during your accident.

Negligence: You need to present evidence of the defendant’s negligence and breach of care duty. This includes proving that you were permitted to be on the property as a guest.

Causation: You need to demonstrate that the defendant’s negligence either directly caused or significantly contributed to your injury.

Injury: You need to provide proof of the injury sustained. This can be done through medical records, photographic/video evidence, and other relevant documentation.

Many victims might initially doubt whether they have a valid premises liability case, only to learn after talking with a lawyer that their case is robust indeed. Approaching Belal for a free case assessment can help clarify your position and ascertain the strength of your case.

Who Could Be Liable for Your Premises Liability Accident?

Most often, the primary party guilty in a premises liability case is the property owner because they are responsible for maintaining the property safely. However, other parties could also be liable, even partially. 

Depending on your injury’s specific circumstances, liability may extend to the landlord, property management company, store owner, restaurant, employees, homeowners, business owners, or other individuals and entities linked to the property.

When Belal Hamideh takes up a premises liability case, he carries out a comprehensive investigation to identify all liable parties and files a lawsuit against them. This intensive approach is one more way that we can work to ensure maximum compensation for clients.

What is the Time Frame to File a Premises Liability Claim in California? 

In this state, you have a two-year statute of limitations to file a premises liability lawsuit. This means you need to start legal proceedings within two years from the accident date. 

While this may seem like a lengthy time frame, it can quickly pass as you deal with healing, rehabilitation, work, and other daily tasks. Delaying may lead to the statute of limitations expiring, leaving you without the compensation you deserve.

To avoid this, take immediate action. The sooner you contact an experienced lawyer, the sooner you can start the process of securing the compensation you’re entitled to.

Belal Hamideh: An Experienced Premises Liability Lawyer in California 

Nobody anticipates getting harmed due to someone else’s negligence when visiting their property. If such a regrettable event occurs 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 have to pay any upfront charges. Instead, their fees come from your settlement when the case is won. With Belal’s 99% success rate, he has the experience to assist you to receive everything you deserve.

For a free case assessment, get in touch with us via our website or a phone call.