Beaumont, CA Premises Liability Lawyer


At Hanson & Mouri, we advocate for individuals who have suffered injuries on someone else’s property due to negligence. If you find yourself in this situation, you may have the right to pursue a premises liability claim for compensation. To discuss your case in a free consultation today, call (951) 688-0006 or message us online. 
Beaumont, CA Premises Liability Lawyer

Why Choose Us?

With a wealth of experience and a track record of successful outcomes, our Beaumont premises liability lawyer is committed to securing the compensation you deserve. Putting clients first and striving for excellence has been our commitment since 1999. Over the years, we’ve successfully litigated thousands of cases and have never lost. 

  • We leave no stone unturned when it comes to investigating the circumstances of your case. This includes identifying hazardous conditions, assessing negligence, and gathering crucial evidence to build a solid claim.
  • Our lawyers provide personalized attention, keeping you informed throughout the legal process and addressing any concerns you may have.

We accept premises liability cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to worry about upfront legal fees. Instead, our fee is contingent on a successful outcome – we only get paid if you win your case. 

The Benefits of Hiring a Beaumont Premises Liability Lawyer 

Here are some key advantages to hiring a premises liability lawyer for your claim:

  • Legal Knowledge: Premises liability laws can be intricate, and having a lawyer who specializes in this field ensures that you have someone with the necessary legal knowledge to handle your case effectively.
  • Evidence Gathering: Establishing negligence often requires thorough evidence. A lawyer has the resources to help gather and analyze crucial evidence, such as surveillance footage, witness statements, and expert opinions, strengthening your case.
  • Negotiation Skills: A lawyer can advocate for your interests during settlement discussions, aiming for fair compensation that considers your current and future needs.
  • Trial Experience: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer is prepared to take your case to trial. Their experience in the courtroom ensures that you have strong representation, increasing the likelihood of a favorable outcome.

Dealing with a premises liability claim can be emotionally taxing. Having a Beaumont personal injury attorney on your side allows you to focus on your recovery while they handle the legal aspects of your case, providing peace of mind.

Laws that Apply to Premises Liability Claims

The following premises liability laws in California govern the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers for injuries that occur on their premises:

California Civil Code Section 1714(a)

“Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”

This section establishes a general duty of care, stating that everyone is responsible for their actions and must exercise ordinary care to prevent causing injury to others. Property owners are included in this obligation, and a breach of this duty can form the basis for a premises liability claim. 

Pure Comparative Fault 

Under this law, each party involved is also assigned a percentage of fault and responsible for their contribution to causing the accident. However, the injured party can still recover compensation even if they are partially to blame. For example, if the court awards the injured party $100,000 but is found 30% responsible for the accident, they can recover 70% of their award or $70,000.

California Code of Civil Procedure sections 335.1

In California, there is a limited time within which a premises liability lawsuit must be filed. Under this law, known as the statute of limitations, a claim must be filed:

“Within two years: An action for assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.”

Failing to file within this timeframe can result in the loss of the right to pursue legal action. However, this deadline does not apply to insurance claims as they should be filed soon after an accident injury. 

How Do I Know If I Have a Premises Liability Claim?

To establish a strong premises liability case, it is critical to demonstrate the following key elements:

  1. The individual in control of the property, be it the owner or manager, was responsible at the time of your accident and subsequent injury.
  2. Negligence on the part of the owner or property manager is evident, involving a failure to inspect or maintain the premises, resulting in an unreasonably hazardous condition.
  3. The owner was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition but neglected to address it or provide adequate warnings to visitors.
  4. The direct consequence of the owner’s or manager’s negligence was your injuries and associated losses.
  5. You incurred tangible damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Additionally, your eligibility for compensation hinges on your legal status on the property at the time of the incident. Property owners owe different levels of duty of care based on the status of individuals on their premises. For instance: 

  • Invitees, such as customers or guests, receive the highest level of protection, as property owners must maintain a safe environment and address hazards. 
  • Licensees who enter with permission but for their own purposes also have legal protection. 
  • Trespassers who are on the property without permission have limited protection. While property owners must not intentionally harm trespassers, their duty is generally lower. 

Understanding and proving one’s legal status on the property is crucial, as it shapes the extent of the property owner’s responsibility and the potential for recovering compensation.

Speak to Our Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on someone else’s property, our Beaumont premises liability attorney is here to help. Contact Hanson & Mouri today for a consultation, and let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

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