Hotels, Rental Properties, and Premises Liability
Planning a Los Angeles staycation this summer? You aren’t alone. Whether it will be locals acting as tourists or actual out of town-ers, Los Angeles, is the most-visited county in California, with over 50 million people visiting each year. From the beaches of Malibu to the La Brea tar pits and the stars along Hollywood, tourists are excited to see what Los Angeles has to offer!
With all of this activity and people staying in hotels and rented homes, injuries can occur. Often, these injuries are not the fault of the victim, but rather a result of property owner negligence.
Common examples of accidents that fall under premises liability include:
Slip-and-falls: Slippery conditions (such as from spills), tripping hazards, trash -- any number of dangerous conditions can lead to falls.
Stairs: Stairways are often involved in serious falls. Loose or missing railings, uneven steps, improper riser height, unmarked edges can all create a dangerous condition.
Negligent upkeep: Homes, hotels, and motels all require constant maintenance. Without it, property conditions can deteriorate, leading to hazards and potential slip and trip and fall accidents.
Inadequate security measures: These types of cases commonly involve hotels, apartment buildings, and parking garages where violent crimes are known to occur. When basic security measures aren’t provided (or aren’t working), innocent victims can end up becoming victims of assault, rape or worse.
Swimming pool accidents: Hundreds of children drown in swimming pools every year. As a result, California law requires certain safety measures. Learn more about swimming pool accidents here.
Elevators and escalators: When these mechanical pieces of equipment go awry, they can cause serious injury or death. Little hands can get caught, terrible falls can occur.
Regardless of the type of injury you suffered as a result of a premises liability accident, you will want to speak with an experienced injury lawyer about your legal rights
Financial Compensation and Premises Liability
If you or a loved one was injured on the premises of a Los Angeles hotel or home, can you recover financial compensation? Indeed, Los Angeles hotels and motels owe a duty of care to their guests and visitors. In other words, these hotels have a duty to prevent injuries to you and/or your loved ones by providing a reasonably safe environment and warning you about any dangerous conditions of which you may not be aware. If you believe your injuries were a result of hotel negligence, reach out to an experienced Los Angeles premises liability attorney.
California law clearly has clearly defined when a hotel or rental property is liable for a guest's injuries. If you or a loved one was injured on hotel premises or at another place of business, it is important that you report the incident immediately and seek prompt medical attention. For more information about your potential Los Angeles premises liability case, contact Ghozland Law Firm today for a free consultation.