Premises Liability Claims in San Diego
Seek Compensation with the Help of a Personal Injury Lawyer
Premises liability is an area of law that concerns the safety of individuals
while on public or private property. Property owners have a responsibility
to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors, either by repairing
potential hazards or posting appropriate warnings.
How Premises Liability Claims Work
In premises liability claims, the property owner assumes the role of defendant.
However, the plaintiff's or victim's role in these types of claims
is complicated by the circumstances that determine why they were on the
defendant's property when they were injured.
These situations include:
Invitee: When explicitly invited onto the property as a guest of the owner, the
owner is responsible for ensuring the safety of the invitee. Property
owners have the greatest degree of responsibility for ensuring the safety
of those who are welcomed onto the property. For example, if a customer
slips and falls on a wet floor, it would need to be determined if the
owner provided customers with warning of the potential hazard.
Licensee: As a licensee, the plaintiff is allowed onto the defendant's property
for the purpose of conducting personal business. In this capacity, the
property owner's responsibility is limited. He or she is only required
to warn the licensee of any potential hazards but is not required to repair them.
Trespasser: In the case of a trespasser, the plaintiff is on the owner's property
without permission. Often, a trespasser is a burglar or thief. Though
the property owner may still be held liable for any injuries that a trespasser
suffers while on the property, the defendant typically benefits from a
greater degree of leniency under these circumstances.
Filing a Premises Liability Claim
Slip and fall cases are common in premises liability litigation. At the Kohn Law Office in
San Diego, Attorney Russell Kohn also represents victims of
dog bites that occurred on others property.
Property owners are required to ensure the safety of their premises by
making sure that visitors are cautioned when necessary. Ideally, however,
the owner should see to the proper maintenance of the property to prevent
any potential hazards from appearing. Though many premises liability accidents
result in minor cuts, scrapes, bruises, or the occasional broken bone,
more serious injuries include brain or
spinal cord injury, or even
The Kohn Law Office has successfully handled many cases involving slips
and falls, including claims made by a department store shopper who slipped
on liquid from a broken snow globe, a homeowner who fell from her home's
second-story bedroom window due to a poorly designed wrought iron railing,
and bicycle riders who fell and suffered serious injuries due to an unmarked
speed bump and a raised utility manhole in a bike lane.
Contact attorney Russell Kohn today at (760) 301-5456 to schedule your
free initial consultation.