If you're hurt on someone else's property, a lawyer can help
Anyone who owns or manages property has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for people who visit that property. When property owners fail in that responsibility, serious injuries and even death can result. Hazardous conditions can cause everything from minor injuries to permanent disability - and even "minor" injuries can have a major impact on your ability to work and care for your family.
After being injured, you might have to deal with escalating medical bills, lost wages and other expenses - all while dealing with an insurance company that represents the property owner, not you. The situation may seem hopeless. That's where we can help.
At Ardalan & Associates, PLC, we handle a broad range of premises liability cases, including all of the following:
Navigating the legal implications of a premises liability case can be challenging. Your right to compensation depends somewhat on whether you were on the property as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser - but even trespassers have rights. Regulations vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and the homeowners insurance or business liability insurance company you're dealing with will use any argument they can to reduce or deny your claim.
Making our community safer. Holding property owners accountable
You don't have to deal with your injuries alone. Our premises liability attorneys in Woodland Hills will listen to your story and investigate the scene of your accident to find the truth. We'll argue your case in negotiations and in court, and we'll present your story as though it were our own.
When you retain us, you're not getting a lawyer who just wants to make a deal and collect a fee. You're getting a team of dedicated, passionate attorneys who will prepare your case from day one on the assumption that it's going to trial. Insurance companies know that we're committed to maximum recovery, and they may make a settlement offer that fully compensates you for the cost of the accident. When they don't, we can take them to trial, and we know how to win.
We're the law firm that other attorneys go to with their most difficult cases. Start with us. Our team will hold the negligent property owner accountable for your injuries. Call (888) 259-5861 to schedule your free case evaluation.
In general, you're not legally entitled to sue a property owner for damages resulting from another individual's criminal act, even if it happened on the premises. However, if the owner had reason to suspect that criminal acts might happen, you may have a case for negligent security. Such a claim could result from a crime against property - such as someone breaking into your vehicle in a parking lot due to a lack of surveillance - or from a crime against your person.
When pursuing a negligent security case, we'll look at crime records from the local area to prove that the property owner could have reasonably foreseen that a crime might be committed on his or her property. Our attorneys will pore over documents and interview witnesses to prove that your injury could have been prevented had the owner reasonably invested in security.
Many Southern California homeowners take full advantage of the beautiful weather by investing in swimming pools. However, ownership of a swimming pool carries with it a certain responsibility to keep the premises safe, including adequate fencing around the pool to prevent people from falling in. Serious injuries or death can result from negligence on the part of a pool owner.
At Ardalan & Associates, we understand that cases involving swimming pool injuries can be emotionally as well as physically trying, especially if the victim is a child. Our attorneys will guide you through the process of filing a premises liability claim and fight for the compensation you need to move on.
Although not every issue can be resolved as soon as it emerges, property owners and managers do have a responsibility to keep their properties maintained. Inadequate maintenance can result in cracked surfaces, broken lights and other hazards. Walkways, stairwells and other areas that see significant foot traffic are especially important to properly maintain.
To pursue a case against a property owner for negligent maintenance, you'll need a capable attorney from our firm on your side. We'll look at the staffing and resources dedicated to maintenance to see whether the owner had been negligent and created an unsafe situation. Our mission is to make our community safer by holding property owners accountable when they become lax in their responsibilities.