San Diego Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Those Harmed on Others’ Property

When people legally enter the property of someone else, they tend to
enjoy certain levels of legal protection that protects them from
unreasonable risks of harm. If someone is injured while legally on
someone else’s property, they likely have legal rights and options
available to them that could help them pursue and obtain justice.
However, there are several technicalities to keep in mind before someone
simply moves ahead with the filing of a legal claim, and there are
several different types of statuses that need to be understood.

Below you will find a brief overview of the issues that surround the
legal claims centering on what’s known as premises liability. You will
also find a brief description of the different types of damages that
could be pursued and recovered as a result of such an incident. Anyone
who has been injured on the property of someone else needs to obtain the
help of experienced San Diego personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.

Premises Liability – A Brief Introduction

As stated above, in order for someone to be legally protected from
harm while on the property of someone else, they need to legally be
present. This does not necessarily mean that they need to be personally
invited. They only need to be foreseeable entrants. Below are the
statuses relevant to premises liability:

  • Invitee – An invitee is someone who is generally on the
    property of someone else to potentially confer a commercial benefit to
    the owner or manager of that property.       Business owners ‘invite’
    people onto their property to conduct business.
  • Licensee – A licensee is basically someone who is
    specifically invited onto a property for a social occasion or for some
    other reason. However, a license to enter a property is not permanent.
  • Trespasser – A trespasser, as one would imagine, is someone
    who does not have legal permission to enter a property and he or she is
    not someone who is foreseeable in terms of coming onto that premises.

Generally speaking, invitees and licensees enjoy protection from
dangerous conditions that are not obvious to them. Property possessors
have a duty to either remove that dangerous condition or clearly warn of
its presence. Trespassers do not enjoy much in the way of these
protections outside of a few exceptions.

Damages Relating to Premises Liability

If someone is injured while lawfully on the property of someone else, that person can file a California personal injury lawsuit
against those responsible for the upkeep of that property. If such a
lawsuit is successful, the plaintiffs could recover damages that
compensate them for their medical costs, their lost income and their
pain and suffering.

If you or someone you love has been injured in this type of a circumstance, you need to seek the help of San Diego personal injury lawyers who have been securing positive results for clients for many years. Contact the Mitchell | Gilleon Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

If you or someone you love has been injured in this type of a circumstance, you need to seek the help of San Diego personal injury lawyers who have been securing positive results for clients for many years. Contact the Mitchell | Gilleon Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Daniel Mark Gilleon

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Daniel Mark Gilleon

Licensed since 1998

Member at firm Gilleon Law Firm

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