Stockton Accident Attorney Explains Premises Liability Law
Have you incurred an injury or personal damage due to negligent maintenance of a physical space such as an apartment complex? You may have a case under Premises Liability law. Speak with a Stockton accident attorney if you’ve been injured.
The owner or possessor of a property is required to maintain the premises such that an individual will not experience harm or damage during its use. This responsibility is even greater when considering children as they do not have the capacity to assess risk and act with appropriate caution.
In order to have a strong case against a defendant, the plaintiff must establish the following:
- The defendant was in control of the property. (Liability)
- The defendant did not adequately maintain the property to prevent injury. (Negligence)
- The plaintiff was harmed.
- The defendant’s negligence was a significant factor in the plaintiff’s injury.