Do I Have a Valid Claim After Being Injured Due to Poor Lighting?

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Do I Have a Valid Claim After Being Injured Due to Poor Lighting?

If you have sustained injuries in an accident that was caused by poor lighting, you may be wondering if you have a valid premises liability claim. To learn more about taking legal action against a negligent property owner, continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable personal injury attorney. Our firm is prepared to take on your case today.

What are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting accidents?

The following are the most common injuries that are sustained due to accidents caused by poor lighting:

  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

Where do most poor lighting accidents occur?

The most common locations for accidents that have been caused by poor lighting include the following:

  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Cruise ships
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Movie theaters
  • Public restrooms
  • Public transportation

Do I have a valid premises liability claim after being injured due to poor lighting?

If your accident was caused by negligence on another person’s property, you may have a valid premises liability claim. If you are able to prove negligence, the owner or manager of the property may be responsible for compensating your losses. In order to prove your claim, you will have to prove the following factors:

  1. The property owner owed you a duty of care. 
  2. The property owner knew of or should have known of the hazards on their property.
  3. The property owner breached their duty of care by not resolving the hazards on the property.
  4. This breach of duty resulted in your accident. 
  5. The accident resulted in your injuries which led to financial and emotional losses.

How long will I have to take legal action after a poor lighting accident in California?

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally two years in California. This means that you will have two years from the date of your poor lighting accident to bring attention to your claim. Failure to file your claim within this time period may result in your being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you file your claim, the better. Give our experienced personal injury firm a call to begin this process immediately. Our experienced legal team will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact our experienced California firm

Whether you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence or you’ve been charged with a crime, you cannot afford to proceed without strong legal representation at your side. Here at The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we are dedicated to helping all those in need of an attorney who can efficiently fight for their rights. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case.