Premises Liability Lawyer

When you enter public properties, private properties, and stores, you have a right to expect a reasonable degree of safety.

If you have been injured due to a hazard on someone else's property, Hoge Law Firm can help you collect compensation for medical bills and more.

Request a free consultation with our law firm today. We'll connect you with a San Diego premises liability lawyer focused on achieving justice.


In most cases, California's statute of limitations pertaining to premises liability and other types of personal injury cases is two years. If you are injured on another person's property and don't realize you have a resulting injury until later, you have one year from the date of discovery. Government properties will involve a different set of laws. Regardless of the circumstances of your personal injury, you have everything to gain by reaching out to Hoge Law Firm as soon as possible.

We have collected millions for clients in San Diego for more than three decades, and victims have nothing to lose by speaking to us. That's because we provide free initial consultations and work on contingency—in other words, if your personal injury lawyer doesn't collect a settlement or jury award for you, they don't get paid. 

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Injury victims have everything to gain by reaching out to Hoge Law Firm's San Diego law office. Thanks to free case reviews and contingency fee representation, clients pay no legal fees unless their lawyer can settle out of court or win a jury award.

Types of Accidents Typically Involved in Premises Liability Cases

Below are some of the most common causes of injuries in premises liability cases:

Slip and Fall

Poorly lit stairwells, spilled liquids, wet floors that aren't properly marked, and uneven walkways can cause a person to suffer serious injuries in a fall. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can place you with an attorney who can investigate your accident and demonstrate how a property owner may have failed to resolve a dangerous condition that caused you to suffer injuries, time away from work, and other losses.

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Sidewalk Injuries

An estimated 85,000 sidewalks in San Diego are in desperate need of repair. The damaged streets and uneven pavers pose a major trip and fall danger to people all over San Diego County. If you are injured in a sidewalk-related trip and fall accident, we can discuss if you should seek a premises liability action against the city or a negligent property owner and connect you with a qualified lawyer.

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Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Elevators and escalators in stores, hotels, libraries, and other places can provide convenience, but without proper maintenance, they can easily cause injuries. If a property owner has not properly maintained these accommodations, Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can connect you with an attorney who can demonstrate how this negligence resulted in your personal injury. If it is determined that the accident was the fault of a manufacturer or a technician, your personal injury lawyer can take action against these parties to pursue the restitution you are owed.

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Dog Bites

Being a dog owner means bearing responsibility for your animal's well-being as well as the well-being of people who come near your dog. Premises liability isn't just about making sure people won't slip, trip, or fall on your property; you also have to make sure your dog doesn't pose a danger to anyone acting within reason. If a property owner's dog has caused you physical injury and other losses, Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can connect you with a personal injury lawyer who can help you collect.

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Negligent Security

While a property owner cannot guarantee that a person intending to commit assault or another violent crime won't enter an area such as a parking lot, they can be expected to minimize the risk of a violent crime occurring. For example, if someone is assaulted in a parking lot that has no lighting due to burned-out bulbs, the victim could claim this negligence made it easier for the violence to occur. Hoge Law Firm is ready to place you in contact with a San Diego premises liability lawyer that can prove who is responsible for your losses if you are harmed under circumstances like these.

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Swimming Pool Accidents

A pool is considered an attractive nuisance, which means that it may attract children who aren't old enough to know better than to enter another party's property uninvited. If a property owner fails to put precautions in place such as fencing and signage, and a child manages to become injured in or around the pool, the property owner can be held liable for the child's injuries. If your child was hurt because of a property owner failing to prevent their access to a pool, request a free consultation with Hoge Law Firm in San Diego now.

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Request A Free Consultation

It's never too soon to speak to an attorney following a personal injury. Speaking with a lawyer after a premises liability accident means you can start seeking damages sooner rather than later. To request your free consultation, write to Hoge Law Firm or call:


Just because you were injured on someone else's property doesn't necessarily mean that you have a premises liability case. For example, if a guest was injured because they chose to leap off the roof of a house into a pool, that person would not likely have a case because they chose to put themselves in a dangerous situation. However, if a skimmer on the end of a long pole was left on the edge of a pool, causing the guest to trip and become injured, they may have a case. Here is a closer look at the three characteristics a viable personal injury case must have:
A San Diego premises liability attorney can review your accident and determine if you have a viable legal claim.
A San Diego premises liability attorney can review your accident and determine if you have a viable legal claim.

The property owner was responsible for making conditions reasonably safe for you.

You have grounds for a premises liability claim if the property owner had a responsibility to either eliminate potential dangers or make them apparent to you. In legal terms, this is called a duty of care. For example, if a liquid spill occurs in a grocery store, the property owner is responsible for the staff cleaning the spill or placing signs to make the dangerous condition clear to everyone on the property.

The property owner is responsible for the personal injury.

Considering the example above, if you slipped and fell because of an ignored liquid spill in the store, it could be argued that the property owner failed in their duty to uphold your safety, which caused you to suffer losses.

Your losses have a monetary value.

Doctor's bills, property damage, and overcoming your resulting psychological pain and suffering can quickly add up. If your losses have monetary value, you may have a case.
During your free case evaluation, an injury attorney can review what happened to you and determine if you have a worthwhile injury claim.
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Your Right to Occupy
the Property

Will Affect Your Premises
Liability Case

Were you invited onto a property either expressly (as a guest of the property owner) or implicitly (as the patron of a store or public place)? If so, it may make your case easier to litigate, but it's not always essential for a successful premises liability case. You may be surprised to learn that even if the injured party entered the property without permission, they may still have grounds for a lawsuit.

Here are three examples of times when someone who may be considered a trespasser could have a premises liability claim:

  • The injured party was a child. Did the property owner fail to take adequate measures to make sure that an attractive nuisance such as a pool was inaccessible to a child? Was the child too young to know better than to enter the property uninvited? If so, the property owner may be held liable.
  • The injured party did not know they were trespassing. If it can be demonstrated that it was reasonably unclear whether a property was private, the injured party may be able to collect. A premises liability attorney can be instrumental in demonstrating a genuine misunderstanding that could have been prevented.
  • The injured party was harmed by a trap intended for trespassers. Although it is illegal to trespass, property owners do not have the right to set traps intended to harm people who enter their property without permission. People harmed by measures like these may have legal recourse.


Is there any hope of holding a responsible property owner accountable? How will I support my family if I am unable to work because of my injury? Do I even have a case?

If these and other premises liability questions are making your future seem more uncertain and unsettling than ever before, it's time to reach out to Hoge Law Firm in San Diego to speak with a premises liability lawyer. When you get in contact with us to schedule your free consultation, we can connect you with a premises liability attorney dedicated to helping you protect your best interests and collect maximum compensation. 

You likely have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. As time passes, it only becomes more difficult to collect and preserve evidence. Don't delay any longer—write to Hoge Law Firm today or call to request a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer:

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Depending on what happened, you likely have two years from the date of the injury to file a premises liability claim. A San Diego injury lawyer can assist you throughout the litigation process.


Our law firm can connect you with a qualified San Diego premises liability attorney for free.
Our law firm can connect you with a qualified San Diego premises liability attorney for free.

Reach Out to Hoge
Law Firm

When you write to our San Diego office or call us, we arrange your free consultation with a premises liability lawyer—not with a paralegal or other professional who does not actually practice law.

Free Consultation

Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can connect you with an attorney who will listen as you explain the details of your case. Based on this conversation and any subsequent investigation your attorney needs to conduct, they can decide whether you have grounds for a claim. You can then decide whether you want to hire them to represent your case.

Settlement Negotiations

Your attorney will first try to reach a settlement outside of court. This will involve negotiating with the negligent property owner's insurance company to agree upon a payout that will cover your losses and your attorney's fees. If this process is a success, you can collect your compensation and move on with your life. If an agreement cannot be reached, your attorney can take your case to trial.

Court Proceedings

Your attorney will face off in court with the property owner's insurance company, ultimately allowing a jury to determine if you deserve compensation for your injuries. These trials can take time, but in some cases, they are the surest way to collect the compensation that victims need.

What Kinds of Losses Can Hoge Law Firm Help Me Recover?

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Medical Bills

It's no secret that the cost of medical care can be outrageous even for the insured. Hoge Law Firm believes that victims of a property owner’s negligence don't deserve to bear the burden of medical bills, which can easily lead to financial ruin. We can connect you with an attorney who can pursue compensation for medical treatment, physical rehabilitation, and all costs related to restoring your health and physical abilities.

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Pain and Suffering

Suffering a dog bite, a slip and fall, or any of the other countless injuries that can result from negligence on the part of a property owner can cause significant physical discomfort and psychological trauma. California recognizes this and allows victims to pursue restitution for pain and suffering following a personal injury. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego is prepared to help you collect compensation for all of your losses, including those that are not as easy to calculate as property damage or medical bills.

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Inability to Work

Serious injuries require significant downtime. For many victims, that means time away from work, which often means a decrease in income. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be suffering temporary or permanent disability. Your attorney can determine a projected amount of income you stand to lose due to your injuries, and pursue that amount in settlement negotiations or litigation.

Fight legal knowledge with legal knowledge—reach out to Hoge Law Firm now for a free consultation with a San Diego premises liability lawyer.

Hoge Law Firm Can Get You An Advocate

Our firm is ready to place you in contact with an attorney focused on collecting compensation for all losses caused by a negligent property owner. You will be able to focus your attention on healing, knowing that your San Diego premises liability lawyer is working to build a compelling case for maximum compensation. It all starts with a free consultation. Write to our San Diego practice or call today:

Do You Think You Are Partially At Fault?

You Should Still Consult an Attorney

You may have grounds for a personal injury claim even if you are partially at fault for your injury. Under California’s principle of comparative negligence, you could still collect compensation based on the percentage of responsibility all parties are found to hold.

For example, if the courts determine that you are 50% at fault, you could still collect 50% of your losses. When in doubt, speak to an attorney.

Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability

My child entered the neighbor’s property without permission and was injured. Do we have grounds for a claim?

The courts decide on a case-by-case basis whether a child should have known better than to enter a property without permission. If you think the property owner could have done more to prevent the injury, call Hoge Law Firm in San Diego for a free consultation.

I was injured at the post office. Do I have two years from the date of my injury to sue the government?

Premises liability involves a different set of complex rules when the defendant is a governmental entity. Get in touch with Hoge Law Firm as soon as you can, and we will help you take the right steps toward collecting the compensation you are owed.

The property owner was obviously in the wrong. Can I handle this without an attorney? 

It’s unlikely that you will be able to collect the amounts that you are truly owed without the help of an attorney. The property owner’s insurance company will undoubtedly have attorneys working on their side to minimize your recovery. Fight legal knowledge with legal knowledge—reach out to Hoge Law Firm now for a free consultation with a San Diego premises liability lawyer.

My loved one died from injuries I believe were caused by a property owner’s negligence. What should I do? 

Get in touch with Hoge Law Firm in San Diego. You have our sincere condolences, and we can help determine if you have a wrongful death case. This is a type of personal injury claim in which the family of a person killed in an accident can pursue compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and much more. In most cases, the statute of limitations pertaining to wrongful death cases is two years. Please reach out to Hoge Law Firm today to discuss your case.

Have Additional Questions? Contact Hoge Law Firm for Answers

If you need more information about your legal options following a property-related accident in San Diego County, get in touch with Hoge Law Firm today. A lawyer can review the incident and any related medical expenses or financial losses you experienced and let you know what steps to take next. Do not delay. Set up a free case review at our law office.

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Get in touch with Hoge Law Firm as soon as you can, and we will help you take the right steps toward collecting the compensation you are owed.

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