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Can I Sue A Property Owner?

Orange County, CA Premises Liability Attorney Explains

Knowing what to do if you or a loved one sustains an injury on someone else's property in Southern California can be confusing. And one of the most common questions people ask us at the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton is if they can file a lawsuit against the property owner.

The short answer is yes. But the full answer is often a lot more complicated and can depend on many different factors. That's why it's important to talk to a premises liability attorney as soon as possible about your possible premises accident case. Otherwise, you might not be aware of all the legal options available to you.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be entitled to compensation if your accident occurred because of somebody else's negligent or careless behavior. Attorney Carlton can review the details of your case and offer his advice. Simply contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today.

Types of Accidents

There are many different types of premises accidents in which filing a lawsuit may be the best way to resolve your case. Some of the most common reasons why people file a premises liability lawsuit in California involve the following types of accidents or situations:

  • Slip and fall accidents - From hotels to restaurants, slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, any time, and for a variety of reasons, including wet floors, poor maintenance of buildings or walkways, low lighting, hazardous construction zones or safety code violations.
  • Dangerous conditions - These accidents occur when poor security or safety precautions result in personal injury to you or a loved one. For example, a lack of security guards or camera surveillance systems in a parking lot might result in a violent assault, or a lack of fencing or warning signs near a public pool could cause an accidental drowning or other swimming pool-related injury.
  • Dog bite injuries - Aggressive dogs can cause serious injuries in Orange County, especially to children, and statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that up to one in five dog bite victims require emergency medical treatment. If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, you may have grounds for a dog bite lawsuit against the animal's owner.

How We Can Help

Taking legal action against a property owner or their insurance company can be very complicated. If you don't file the paperwork correctly or if you miss the deadline (known as the statute of limitations) and file your lawsuit too late, you could miss out on your opportunity for justice.

That's why it's critical that you talk to attorney Carlton right away. A lifelong resident of Southern California, attorney Carlton has been practicing law in the area for more than 40 years. He thoroughly understands how California's legal system works and he's eager to help you.

Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for somebody else's mistakes. We can help you pursue compensation against a business owner's commercial property insurance and other forms of property insurance. We know how to obtain the right evidence and ask the right questions. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we can examine medical records and surveillance footage.

Don't take chances with your future. Take action. Contact our Costa Mesa law firm online or call (949) 757-0707 for your free case evaluation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.