When you suffer injuries on someone else’s property in San Diego, California, the owner might be liable for your resulting medical bills, lost wages, and distress. However, getting them to take responsibility and pay a fair settlement can be an uphill battle. The award-winning San Diego premises liability attorneys at Singleton Schreiber can help you force a meaningful result.

Choosing a Singleton Schreiber means putting local lawyers with national resources in your corner. It means having award-winning California litigators with decades of experience in control of your premises liability case. We’ve helped our clients win over $2.5 billion from insurance companies, corporations, and governments. Now, we’re ready to fight to get you top results, too.

Contact our law office in San Diego to get started. Your first consultation is free.

Why Injury Victims Trust Singleton Schreiber With Their Premises Liability Cases in San Diego, CA

You don’t have to navigate a premises liability claim on your own. In fact, you shouldn’t. Hiring a San Diego personal injury lawyer will force more meaningful conversations and help you maximize your recovery.

Here’s why injury victims and families in San Diego continue to trust Singleton Schreiber with their premises liability lawsuits:

Focus on getting better. Let our team investigate your accident, evaluate key pieces of evidence, collaborate with experts, build a compelling legal claim, and do everything in our power to get you the substantial settlement offer you deserve.

If you’re offered anything less than a maximum payout, our award-winning California trial attorneys will be fully prepared to take your premises liability lawsuit to a jury.

We offer a free consultation. Contact our law office in San Diego to set up a time to speak with our team about your case today.

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What is Premises Liability?

You shouldn’t have to watch your every step when you set foot on someone else’s property in San Diego. Whether you go to a bar, a grocery store, a hotel, a school, a hospital, or a friend’s house, you should feel confident that there won’t be any hidden dangers that pose a serious threat to your safety.

Property owners in San Diego are expected to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. California law provides that an owner can be liable if they don’t. 

Specifically, an invited visitor or guest can file a premises liability lawsuit against a property owner for negligence resulting in an injury or wrongful death.

Common types of premises liability cases include:

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, call Singleton Schreiber. Our premises liability attorneys in San Diego are ready to invest in your fight for compensation.

How Do I Win a Premises Liability Case in San Diego?

Premises liability cases are a matter of negligence. Essentially, you must demonstrate that an owner or party responsible for a property’s maintenance was negligent and, as a result, you’ve gotten hurt or lost a close family member.

There are four elements of a successful premises liability case:

Duty of Care

First, you’ll have to prove that the owner of the premises owed you a duty of care. In California, you’re owed a duty of care when you’re classified as an invitee or a licensee. Essentially, you enter the premises with the owner’s implied or express consent for a business-related purpose (invitee) or for personal reasons (licensee). Trespassers are generally not owed a duty of care.

The duty of care owed to invitees and licensees can differ. Property owners are generally expected to go to greater lengths to protect invitees than they are licensees. The primary difference is the duty to inspect property for potential dangers. Owners have an obligation to fix known hazards and provide adequate warnings of harm to protect both invitees and licensees.

Breach of Duty

Next, you’ll have to demonstrate that the property owner failed to act reasonably in the maintenance of the premises, thereby breaching the duty of care owed to you under California state law.


It’s not enough that a property owner breached a duty of care owed to you. This breach must have also been the direct and proximate cause of an accident in which you were injured or lost a family member.


Finally, you must be able to identify damages that you’ve experienced because of your accident, such as medical expenses, disability, funeral expenses, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. 

Don’t stress about how to build a premises liability case or what types of damages you should be able to recover with a lawsuit. Trust our San Diego premises liability lawyers to take charge of your case for you.

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Is There a Time Limit For Filing a Premises Liability Lawsuit in California?

Yes, California has a two-year statute of limitations that applies to most premises liability lawsuits. You must file your legal claim for damages within two years of your accident or loved one’s wrongful death.

Missing the deadline means missing the opportunity to hold a negligent business or property owner accountable for your injuries and suffering.

Trusted San Diego Premises Liability Lawyers Here to Fight For You

Don’t struggle with the costs of an unexpected accident at a San Diego business on your own. Force the owner to take accountability by choosing Singleton Schreiber.

Our San Diego premises liability lawyers are award-winning litigators who’ve recovered billions in monetary awards. Now, we’re ready to fight for you.

Your first case assessment is free, so contact our San Diego, CA, law office now.

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