Premises Liability

Tenacious Personal Injury Lawyer Assisting Victims in San Francisco and Surrounding Counties

Biggs Law Office A.P.C., will evaluate your case at no cost and if we take your personal injury case we will not charge an attorney fee unless there is a recovery and you get compensation.

Whether you are shopping at a grocery store, attending a movie, or having dinner at a friend’s home, you risk being hurt due to a property owner’s failure to maintain the premises in safe repair. California law provides rights to people who suffer injuries as a result of a landowner’s carelessness, but there are certain legal steps that must be followed. You should reach out to a San Francisco premises liability lawyer if you are facing this challenging situation. As a confident and knowledgeable personal injury attorney, Michael S. Biggs is ready to fight for people who are dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident. He can advocate vigorously for you against insurance companies, landlords, large businesses, and government entities. Tough and tenacious in the courtroom, he is dedicated to getting results for his clients.

Contact us now to have your case evaluated and find out what your rights to compensation may be. We offer a fast response and flexible office hours. We look forward to representing you.

Bringing a Premises Liability Claim for Compensation

In a premises liability lawsuit, a key issue is whether the landowner in question owed the plaintiff a duty of care. The extent of the duty that the landowner owes to the plaintiff depends on the relationship between the two parties. For example, businesses owe a high duty of care to people who are on the property for financial or economic reasons, such as diners at a restaurant or customers at a grocery store. In this instance, the business must conduct regular inspections to ensure that the property is free from dangerous conditions. It also must take steps to repair any dangerous conditions and provide adequate warnings regarding any conditions that it has yet to repair.

Social guests are also owed a duty of care by homeowners and other people in control of property. A victim of an accident at someone else’s home must show that the homeowner knew or should have known that a dangerous condition existed on the property, the homeowner failed to use reasonable care to warn the visitor of the condition or repair the condition, and the visitor did not know or have any reason to know that the dangerous condition existed. A premises liability attorney in the San Francisco area can help you gather evidence to support each of these elements in a claim.

People who are trespassing on someone else’s property are generally not owed a duty of care by the property owner. However, there may be exceptions in cases involving injured children or situations in which the property owner knew that trespassers were on the property.

After proving that the landowner failed to adhere to their duty of care, the plaintiff will need to prove causation. This involves showing a link between the failure to use due care and the injury that resulted. It must have been something that was foreseeable under the circumstances.

People who are able to establish the liability of a property owner may be able to recover a wide range of damages. These may cover both economic and non-economic costs and other forms of harm. Victims usually can receive compensation for medical costs, expenses for future treatment, lost income and earning capacity, and the pain and suffering that they experienced. Not all types of damages are straightforward to quantify, so it is important to retain an attorney who can help you prove each of the forms of harm that you suffered. This may require introducing witness testimony, videos and photographs, and expert testimony, among other items.

Retain a Vigorous Premises Liability Lawyer in San Francisco or Beyond

At the Biggs Law Office A.P.C., we know how challenging a serious accident is for a victim and their family. We will leave no stone unturned in pursuing the full amount of compensation that you need to recover. We will keep you informed and involved in the status of your case at every phase of the litigation process. We maintain offices in San Francisco and San Rafael, and we represent people who need a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer throughout San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties. Call us at 415-789-5823 or contact us online for a no cost consultation with a San Francisco premises liability attorney who will commit himself to your case.