Unfortunately, some property or business owners will fail to appropriately maintain their property or establishments. Far too often, those who visit public properties across the country are injured due to dangerous conditions in these places. Luckily, the state of California has premises liability laws that hold property and business owners responsible for the safety of all lawful visitors. Victims who suffer injuries due to the negligence of property or business owners can seek legal recourse.
Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit against a college after she claimed to have suffered injuries when she fell on a sidewalk. According to the lawsuit, the woman was walking along a sidewalk on the college campus when she encountered a gardening border that was protruding out of the ground. Allegedly, this caused her to trip and violently fall.
The woman claimed to have suffered a myriad of injuries as a result of the alleged fall. The lawsuit said her injuries included a right knee sprain, a right ankle sprain, a right wrist sprain and shoulder pain. She accuses the defendant of negligence over claims that they knew of the hazard but failed to eliminate it and also failed to provide a safe walking area for visitors and invitees. The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages and all just relief.
Property owners in California are required to provide a safe environment for all lawful visitors. When a person suffers injuries due to the hazardous conditions on a property, he or she can take legal action by filing a premises liability claim in civil court. A lawsuit, if successful, could result in compensation to help victims pay medical expenses and recover any financial losses that may have occurred due to an unfortunate accident.