Representing the Voice of the Injured

Santa Clarita Premises Liability Attorneys

Injured on Someone’s Property? We Can Help.

When you are injured on someone else’s property because of poor property maintenance or a dangerous condition, you could have legal grounds to seek compensation for your medical bills and other damages under California premises liability. Property owners, whether business owners or private homeowners, have a responsibility to keep their spaces reasonably safe for others; when they fail to remove, repair, or warn of hazards that could cause foreseeable harm, they can be held accountable.

At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we offer professional legal services to those who have been injured as a result of slip and fall accidents and other situations involving premises liability in California. Our Santa Clarita premises liability attorneys work diligently to investigate the causes of our clients’ injuries and to build strong cases for them in order to maximize their recoveries. We are available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have during a free initial consultation.

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What Sets Us Apart

40+ Years of Experience

When people have been seriously injured in accidents or as a result of others’ negligence, they need two things from their attorneys—they deserve to be treated with respect and they deserve real results. Our firm has been delivering both to our clients since 1980.

Supportive, Honest & Responsive Care

Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.

Offering Services in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog

The multilingual proficiency of our legal team presents a distinct advantage, ensuring accessibility and effective communication for a diverse range of clients.

Available 24/7 by Phone

Accidents can occur at any moment, day or night. That’s why our services are available 24/7, ensuring immediate assistance and support when you need it the most.

No Fees Unless We Win

When we take on your case, you can have peace of mind knowing that there is no fee unless we secure a successful outcome for you. Our commitment is aligned with your success, ensuring that you only pay when we win your case.

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    Understanding California Premises Liability Law

    When it comes to premises liability in Santa Clarita, you are guaranteed a basic standard of care when you step on someone else’s property. The standard of care a property owner owes you depends on your status as a visitor to the property.

    California law recognizes three visitor statuses:

    • Invitee: An invitee is someone who is implicitly invited to a property for business purposes and to the economic benefit of the property owner. For example, a customer at a store is an invitee. Property owners owe invitees the greatest duty of care.
    • Licensee: A licensee is also known as a social guest; it is someone who lawfully enters private property for the mutual benefit of the property owner and the guest. A friend who comes over to your house is a licensee.
    • Trespasser: A trespasser is someone who is not allowed legally entitled to be on the premises, usually private property. Property owners owe trespassers the least duty of care, but they are still responsible for property conditions that could cause foreseeable harm, even to trespassers.

    What Is a Dangerous Premises Condition?

    To be successful, a premises liability case must prove that the property was hazardous or contained a dangerous condition and that the injury was a result of the hazard. But what is a “dangerous condition?” Essentially, any hazard that poses a risk of foreseeable harm to others, meaning the property owner or anyone else could reasonably see that the hazard might hurt someone, is considered a “dangerous condition.” Property owners are responsible for properly removing, repairing, or warning others of such conditions.

    Examples of common dangerous property conditions include:

    • Wet or slippery floors
    • Cracked or crumbling steps/stairs
    • Lack of handrails
    • Negligent security
    • Defective sidewalks
    • Loose animals
    • Uneven flooring
    • Building code violations
    • Potholes
    • Cluttered walkways
    • Insufficient lighting
    • Improper signage
    • Exposed electrical wiring
    • Dangerous swimming pools
    • Inadequate fire safety
    • Overgrown vegetation that poses a tripping hazard

    This is not an exhaustive list; many other hazards exist, and all can lead to devastating accidents and life-altering injuries.

    Representing Victims of Serious Premises Liability Injuries

    Unsafe property conditions can lead to catastrophic injuries, such as:

    At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, our Santa Clarita premises liability lawyers know the immense impact these and other injuries can have on your life. Our goal is to help you secure maximum compensation for your current and future medical bills and lost wages, as well as for your ongoing pain and suffering. We want to help you get back on your feet.

    To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced premises liability attorneys, call our law office at 661.294.0044 today.

    Why You Should Hire a Santa Clarita Dangerous Premises Liability Attorney

    Whether you slipped at a public pool because there were no slippery signs in sight or was injured on a ride at an amusement park, premises liability cases are rarely expected and rarely wanted. However, the best way to speed up your case and get back to living your life is by hiring a premises liability attorney capable of running your case.

    To better understand how and why these attorneys are key to a solid case, let’s take a look at some of the top reasons to work with a premises liability attorney the minute you have a case on your hands.

    You Likely Qualify for Compensation

    One of the main reasons to work with a premises liability attorney in the Santa Clarita area is because California has many laws requiring companies and places to give large amounts of compensation to those injured on their premises.

    However, in most cases, these locations also have highly qualified law teams on their side. Working with a qualified and dedicated premises liability attorney allows you to get the compensation you deserve, as they can come up with the rebuttals needed to beat these law teams with ease.

    An Injury Attorney Can Help You Focus on Your Recovery

    Another main reason to work with an attorney is that recovery from sustained injuries is often a long and tedious process. During this time, the last thing you want on your plate is a full liability case you know nothing about.

    Instead, let a professional take care of these particulars as you work with physical therapy to heal and recover in stride. This way, you can get back to your work and life in no time.

    Premises Liability Cases Can Be Complex

    While handling a case on your own may seem simple, or working with ‘a friend that knows a bit about law’ may seem cheap, you truly get what you pay for. When working with a qualified attorney, you can rest assured knowing your case will be handled in the best possible way. Furthermore, your case will be detailed, with every possible piece of evidence, to reward you the most compensation and help you move forward positively with your life.

    Ultimately, these types of cases require thorough investigation and a strong understanding of premises liability law. The Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson can help you.

    We serve clients in Santa Clarita, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Fillmore, the San Fernando Valley, and the Greater Los Angeles Area. Our team provides services in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog, and we offer contingency fees, meaning you do not pay us anything unless we recover compensation for you.