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We serve accident victims in San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside, El Cajon, Poway, La Jolla, Del Mar, Chula Vista, and all other towns and cities in San Diego County and beyond

If you’ve been injured on another’s premises in San Diego, fight back.

It’s the property owner’s responsibility to see that you are safe.

The places in which we live and work, our homes and places of business, are more than expected to be safe. In the event that some sort of danger does present itself at either of these locations, it is the responsibility of the property owner to take all necessary steps to correct the situation, or at the very least warn occupants and patrons of the location of the known danger until the danger is removed and/or corrected. If they don’t and injury occurs, such as in a slip and fall accident, they may be seeing themselves in a premises liability lawsuit.

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property through no fault of your own, our personal injury attorneys are experts in premise liability law and work relentlessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

What is premises liability?

Premises liability refers to a certain type of personal injury case. If an injury was caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property in San Diego, the property owner may be held liable. Proving something unsafe or defective can be challenging and is why anyone injured on someone else’s property should consult with a premises liability attorney.

Premises Liability

Types of premise liability cases

Premises liability in San Diego workplaces

There are a number of factors that lead to premises accidents in San Diego, the majority of which stem out of negligence of some kind. The following problems can arise on any property, particularly a place of business that has such a consistently high number of visitors each day:

  • Improperly maintained walkways – Problems that can arise will involve uneven or cracked flooring, inadequate space to safely walk from one location to another, slippery conditions that make balance difficult to maintain, or obstructions that block pathways
  • Improperly maintained building structures – Problems that can arise include leaky pipes, ducts, or roofs, all of which may create slippery walking surfaces, rough or jagged surfaces that can puncture the skin and pose the risk of infection to the injured party, loose stair railings that do not provide adequate support as a person ascends or descends a staircase, or cluttered materials that obstruct pathways, thus diverting individuals away from the marked path, forcing them to tread surfaces that are potentially more dangerous
  • Lack of lighting– Problems that can arise involve all of the above since lack of visibility impairs judgment, making it difficult for all patrons of a particular building to successfully make their way from one location in a building to another, avoiding potential slip and fall hazards along the way

Premises liability in San Diego homes and apartment buildings

For tenants of either homes or apartment buildings in San Diego, it is important that the property owner maintain safe conditions throughout the home or space in order to minimize the risk of injury. Examples of San Diego premises liability accidents occurring in an apartment building could involve faulty smoke detectors, poorly maintained hallways and stairwells, or even lack of adequate security measures taken at the entrances and exits of the building.

In a home, premises liability can refer to exposed wiring or other unfinished home repairs, damaged carpeting that bunches up, consequently not laying flat and causing a bump in the ground that could easily be tripped over, or even the presence of animals that are allowed to roam free within the home and could potentially harm a person visiting the home (see dog bite attorney).

In any event, it is important to remember that all structures are supposed to be safe. If dangerous conditions exist, then property owners are obligated to warn people of the danger.

We are the  tough, expert premises liability lawyers in San Diego you need.

We are relentless in the pursuit of the maximum compensation for injuries sustained on another’s property and are proud of a 95% success rate in obtaining a monetary reward for our clients.

If you or a loved one is injured while either at work or a private home in the San Diego area, don’t hesitate to call and ask to speak to one of the premises liability lawyers here at the Elia Law Firm. We will examine every detail of your case to decipher who the guilty party is responsible for your accident and work relentlessly to get you what you deserve.

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Frequently asked questions on premises liability cases

The value of your case depends on many factors. Every San Diego premises liability case is different. One factor is the nature and extent of your injury. Some people heal faster than others. One person may heal in a week, while another may take six months, a year, or may never heal from the injury. Another factor is the amount of your medical bills, future medical bills and lost earnings, etc. Contact our office at (619) 444-2244 for accurate advice on the value of your case.

Our office works with a variety of doctors in the San Diego who can provide immediate medical treatment and defer payment until the case is finished.

You pay us only IF we recover compensation for you through a settlement with the insurance company or a verdict through the court. If we do not recover compensation for you, you do NOT have to pay us for our time.

This depends on the extent of your injury. Typically, a San Diego personal injury case takes anywhere from two to eight months. Sometimes, cases take longer if they are more complex or if a lawsuit is filed. See our personal injury lawsuit timeline page for all the details on how long your case may take.

Not necessarily. Sometimes you are far better off without filing a lawsuit. Our San Diego personal injury law office typically files a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, if any. We then attempt to negotiate with the insurance company. If you are dissatisfied with the insurance company’s offer, we may decide to file a lawsuit.

  • Property damage
  • Past, current and future medical bills
  • Past, current and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment

Putting a monetary value to each of those is what premises liability attorneys do for their clients, and then we fight hard to attain you what you deserve. As in all San Diego personal injury cases, you are up against a behemoth in the insurance company which does not have your best interests in mind. They goal is to pay you as little as possible, and you are at a disadvantage if you try to take them on yourself. There is no need. That’s what we are here for. Let us fight the battle. 

Some of our achievements…

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$4.0 M

MVA vs. Pedestrian


MVA vs. Pedestrian vs. Hit & Run (maximum insurance policy limits obtained)


$3.9 M

Auto Accident


Settlement for a rear end car crash resulting in catastrophic injuries


$3.8 M

Wrongful Death


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$2.0 M

Premises Liability


Premises Liability


$1.7 M

Wrongful Death


Wrongful death case (limited insurance – multiple claimants)


Numbers have been rounded up to fit in allowable space. For actual numbers see our Case Results.

"Steve Holly, and Garrett are all exceptionally professional people to work with. I had a very serious and complicated Bodily Injury case, where it seemed like there was a new hurdle to overcome every month. I have no doubt that the Elia legal team worked tirelessly on creative solutions, which ultimately led to a victory in the courts. After this case consumed 2 years of my life, I am so relieved to have it over and done with. There are no words that could truly encapsulate my appreciation, and gratitude for this law firm. I would highly recommend this group to anyone in need of their services."


Protect yourself!

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you may deserve compensation. Don’t go it alone. It’s very likely an attorney can get you more and get you fully compensated. 

Request a free phone consultation now. Find out what your case is really worth! We will also send you our “20 ways you can ruin your case” PDF to print out and help you even more!