Premises Liability Lawyers
Record Results for Premises Accident Victims
Owners of property and public spaces are required to ensure their premises are safe for visitors. When they fail at this duty, we step in.
Premises liability allows victims who’ve been injured on another’s property to bring claims against the owners, occupants, and parties in control. To prevail in a premises case, however, victims and attorneys must often contend with powerful corporations and a maze of legal hurdles.
At Athea Trial Lawyers, we know premises cases. We’re backed by the insight of six of the country’s most esteemed litigators, and we’ve helped clients and counsel nationwide build winning cases through resourceful investigation, trial prep, and creative, out-of-the box storytelling.
If you have a claim, we can review and discuss how we may be able to help. Call (800) 664-0161 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Premises Cases We Handle
Athea Trial Lawyers is renowned for tackling high-stakes cases. We’re equipped to handle serious premises claims involving issues such as:
- Security issues
- AEDs / failures to render aid
- Swimming pool accidents
- Code violations and inadequate maintenance
- Toxic exposure
- Sporting events and large venues
- Explosions and fires
- Serious injuries or wrongful death
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is the liability landowners have for injuries that occur on their property. It means parties that own, occupy, lease, or control a property can be held financially responsible for damages suffered by people who are hurt on their land or in their place of business.
To prevail in a premises case, Plaintiffs must prove a few essential elements:
- Duty. The owner, occupier, or controller of the property owed a duty of care to the Plaintiff;
- Breach of Duty. The owner negligently failed to meet the duty of care.
- Causation. The Plaintiff suffered damages as a result.
Do I Have a Case?
If you were hurt on another’s property, you may have grounds to recover damages from the party that owned, occupied, leased, or exercised sufficient control over the property. Depending on the facts of your case, this could be a retail business, a developer, or a property manager, among others.
Premises cases are highly fact-specific and vary widely in scope and complexity. However, they all focus on whether a premises owner failed to uphold obligations for ensuring a reasonably safe environment. This means that you might have a potential claim if injuries occurred because owners / occupiers:
- Failed address unsafe conditions they knew or should have known about.
- Failed to routinely inspect property or exercise reasonable care in its maintenance.
- Failed to sufficiently warn or protect against unsafe conditions.
- Failed to recognize the foreseeability of injuries and address them properly.
Juries that decide premises cases take many factors into consideration when deliberating over the “reasonableness” of an owner’s actions and whether it constitutes negligence. Some factors include:
- The type of property / business (i.e. a bar with greater risks of altercations)
- The dangerous condition and likelihood of injuries
- Whether defendants knew or should have known about unsafe conditions (i.e. they have actual or constructive knowledge, prior incidents, violations, etc.).
- How reasonable or difficult it was to protect against risks.
Billions Recovered for the Seriously Injured
Athea Trial Lawyers has secured some of the nation’s largest premises accident recoveries. Our record includes billions in compensation for clients, record-setting results, and victories that have helped shape laws. Some examples of our premises cases:
- $160 Million verdict for traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by casino security guards.
- $52 Million verdict against convenience store chain over death of employee who was abducted from work, assaulted, and murdered due to the store’s security failures (McConnell v. Allsup’s).
- $25 Million dram shop verdict against a nightclub that overserved a drunk driver.
- $17 Million verdict over the wrongful death of blind man who fell into an un-barricaded gap between train cars (Cuhbertson v. LACMTA).
- A CA Supreme Court victory, following a nearly 10-year battle in trial court, Appellate Court, and state Supreme Court to establish that CA colleges have a duty to protect students from known dangers in the classroom (Rosen v. The Regents of the University of California).
Creative Solutions for Complex Claims
Premises cases present many challenges in a victim’s quest for justice – especially when powerful corporations and insurance carriers leverage deep pockets to pay as little as possible. With the insight and resources provided by experienced attorneys, victims can level the playing field and position themselves for the financial recovery they deserve.
Call our team today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys: (800) 664-0161
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