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Merced Premises Liability Attorney

A premises injury claim is any personal injury that happens on someone else’s property and the owner of the property was negligent. These are also called slip and fall claims, but not all the injuries happened by falling down.

If you live in Merced or maybe you were visiting the city, and you have been injured while on someone’s property, then you could possibly be entitled to compensation. At Maison Law, we believe people should be able to shop and move around in public without being injured by unsafe hazards. We are passionate about helping the injured get justice and fair compensation for their injuries.

Types of Merced Premises Injuries

Although slip or trip and falls make up the majority of premises liability claims, there are others that cause injuries to Merced residents. Some of these are:

  • Slip and Falls
  • Trip and Falls
  • Falls Down Stairs
  • Escalator Accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Falling Objects
  • Dog Bites
  • Public Construction Site Hazards
  • Sidewalk Injuries
  • Assaults

Where do Merced Slip and Falls Take Place?

Anytime you are on someone else’s property, you are at risk for a premises injury. This can be in a store or in a public park. Wherever you are, the owner of the site owes you a duty to keep the area reasonably free of dangerous hazards.

These hazards can exist in many different locations, and some of these areas are:

  • Grocery Stores
  • Malls
  • Department Stores
  • Public Walkways/Paths
  • Sidewalks
  • Foyers of Public Accessed Buildings
  • Stairways
  • Libraries
  • Airports
  • Sporting Events
  • Schools

Making a Premises Liability Claim

Under California law, if someone is injured falling on another person’s property, they have the burden to prove that the fall was due to the negligence of the landowner. To do this, they need to prove:

  1. That the fall happened on the owner’s premises,
  2. That the place was open to the public or the injured person was invited to be there,
  3. That there existed a hazard which caused the fall,
  4. That the owner either created the hazard or was notified of the hazard and did not fix it in a timely manner.

It’s the fourth one that is tricky to prove. If the owner knew of the hazard and fixed in a reasonably timely manner, but the victim fell in the meantime, then the law might decide that the owner wasn’t negligent. This is why it’s important to get an attorney who’s knowledgeable in the area of law of premises liability and has experience making the case for negligence.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer.

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a free consultation and case evaluation. Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice and personalized attention to detail their case deserves.

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