Premises liability is an area of law that covers accidents or injuries on public or private property. People who are injured due to the negligence of businesses, property owners, schools, hospitals, or government agencies may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, time away from work, and pain and suffering. To successfully recover money in a premises liability claim, an accident victim must prove that the owner of the property knew about the dangerous condition (or reasonably should have known). For example, a business owner should know that failing to address a liquid spill on the floor of a shopping aisle could cause someone to slip and fall, and potentially result in a serious injury. In another scenario, a property owner should know that failing to place proper lighting in a stairwell that is accessible at night could create an unsafe condition which could cause someone to fall down the stairs.
Regardless of the specific circumstances of your accident, if it took place on someone else’s property, contact an experienced Dordulian Law Group premises liability attorney in Los Angeles as soon as possible. Dordulian Law Group has represented people from all walks of life who, through no fault of their own, were seriously injured because of a preventable maintenance or security issue that was ultimately ignored by an owner or building management group. Following a serious injury, we can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation. To learn more about your rights and recover money for your injuries in a personal injury claim, call us for a free consultation at 800-880-7777 to speak with a Los Angeles premises liability attorney at Dordulian Law Group.
Below are some common types of premises liability claims we handle:
Ms. Harris was involved in a fall that left her seriously injured. The property company attempted to settle the matter for a few thousand dollars, but we refused to allow them to skirt their responsibility. In the end, we were able to secure a settlement for her in the amount of $3.25 million.
Receiving prompt medical attention should be your number one priority following a serious accident. Do not decline medical treatment, as seeing a doctor is essential documentation that can help verify your injuries in a premises liability suit. If the emergency room doctor prescribes a follow-up visit with a specialist or therapist, be sure to proceed accordingly with all recommendations.
If possible, take photos or video clips of the accident location, and any hazards or dangerous conditions contributing to your fall or injuries. If you are unable to take pictures, ask someone to do so on your behalf as soon as possible. Stores and property owners may be quick to clean up or repair a dangerous condition, making it challenging to prove a hazard was present.
Once your medical needs have been met, do not delay in contacting a skilled Dordulian Law Group Los Angeles premises liability lawyer. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can analyze and preserve evidence of your accident (and any other accidents that may have occurred at the same location) which can be helpful in building your case and negotiating the maximum compensation you deserve. At DLG, we have handled claims against individuals, property owners, business owners, franchisees, government entities, and public agencies. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a serious injury, and the complex and challenging aspects of premises liability litigation.
A common question about premises liability claims is whether the property owner or business owner is automatically responsible for an accident. Liability is not automatic. The property owner must take reasonable care to keep a property safe. If the owners are aware of a dangerous condition and refuse to do anything about it, they may be liable for injuries and related damages. Unless you are an attorney, it can be difficult to determine if you have a valid claim. Rather than simply assuming you don’t have a case, it’s best to speak with a DLG lawyer who can review all the relevant facts.
Possibly. Slip and fall accidents at work continue to be the number one reason employees require time off work. When you are injured at work, the primary means of compensation for your injuries is the workers’ compensation system, which was specifically designed to shield employers from being sued when their employees sustained injuries on the job. However, there are some instances where you could pursue a premises liability claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. For example, if your job involves traveling to various locations in the field and you are injured due to a dangerous condition at a particular site, you may have a claim.
Results matter. When you are seriously injured, the outcome of your personal injury claim will directly impact your quality of life. A personal injury settlement for a premises liability claim can include financial compensation for medical expenses related to your accident, lost wages, and pain and suffering. While compensation is designed to make you “whole,” receiving fair settlement is not automatic and requires a dedicated, top-rated, and experienced Dordulian Law Group premises liability attorney.
Businesses, insurance companies, and their defense counsels will do everything in their power to minimize the value of a claim and pay you as little as possible. DLG’s premises liability attorney team is experienced in proven strategies to counter these standard “delay, deny, and defend” tactics, and we aggressively prepare all personal injury claims for trial. We have a renowned reputation as fierce negotiators and skilled litigators for our injured clients. Our case results and testimonials are a testament to our legal prowess and dedication to our clients.
An example of a recent Dordulian Law Group premises liability success case involved a $3.25 million settlement for a client who experienced a spinal cord injury. The insurance company initially offered $5,000, but the DLG premises liability team refused to accept such an unjust figure. Samuel Dordulian and his team fought hard for a maximum damages award, and what may have otherwise resulted in a $5,000 settlement with a different firm ultimately increased to a $3.25 million settlement because the client chose Dordulian Law Group.
At Dordulian Law Group, we work on a contingency fee basis, which allows our clients to focus on their recovery without having to pay out of pocket for our expert legal services. We are only paid when a settlement or verdict is recovered on your behalf. If we don’t win, you pay nothing. This levels the playing field for accident victims and allows you to choose the best and most qualified attorney to represent you. We have recovered over $100 million for our clients and will fight to ensure you receive the maximum damages awards for your premises liability case.
Dordulian Law Group Recognized for Securing One of the Top 20 Premises Liability Verdicts in California (2019).
DLG handles all types of premises liability injury claims. We know how the negligence of a property owner – whether an individual, corporation, or government entity – can cause serious injury, permanent disability, and even death. When you choose DLG, you can be confident knowing someone will always be available to discuss your case. We offer a free, no obligation consultation to answer your questions and explain your legal rights and options.
“Dordulian Law Group helped me so much. They are extremely helpful and professional. They kept in regular contact with me and answered any questions quickly. My case was settled in a timely fashion and there were no surprises. They are personable, I never felt like i was just another case. I highly recommend them.”
Worried that you can’t afford high quality representation in your premises liability case? Let us put you at ease: we’re willing to take your case on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t owe us a cent unless we are able to secure you a financial settlement. We’re confident in our ability to aggressively win the cases we take, and that philosophy is baked into our contingency fee structure. We think that justice should be in reach of every citizen, regardless of their ability to pay up-front.
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