San Luis Obispo Public Premises Liability Attorney
Every year, many people are injured on government and public properties throughout California. After these accidents, individuals may face a range of devastating consequences such as broken bones, head injuries and spinal damage. While there are legal options available to collect compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages, bringing a claim against a public entity is a complex process and requires the help of a skilled premises liability attorney.
The Law Office of Daniel J. O’Neill is an established personal injury law firm in San Luis Obispo, with a strong reputation for helping injured victims win difficult cases. Serving clients throughout the state of California, our founding attorney has more than 35 years of legal experience and understands what is needed to be successful in a premises injury claim against the government.
Issues In Premises Liability Claims Against A Public Entity
One of the issues that arise in a premises liability case against a public entity is the short statute of limitations to bring a claim. As a general rule, you only have six months from the date of the accident on a non-federal public property to file a claim. If you miss the deadline to file the initial claim, you may request that a judge extends your eligibility for up to an additional six months, but the extension is not guaranteed. Once you file, more likely than not, your claim will be denied. At this point, you have six months to bring an official lawsuit.
If a minor is injured on a non-federal public property, the deadlines are primarily the same as those for adults. However, if a minor has failed to file a claim during the initial six-month window, a judge must grant, upon formal request, a six-month extension.
Protecting Your Rights In Government Property Premises Injury Claims
With complex premises liability laws, strict filing deadlines and other limitations in recovery options against the government, it is highly important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after you are injured.
However, while there are many obstacles to overcome in these cases, our law firm will never back down from a challenge. We believe that injured individuals have the right to fair compensation after being injured on another party’s property, regardless of the premises owner.
Contact our California law firm if you have been injured on any of the following government properties:
- Public sidewalks and roadways
- Government buildings
- Public parks
- Public pools and recreation centers
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After a serious accident, the Law Office of Daniel J. O’Neill can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us toll-free at 1-877-640-6522 and ask to speak with an experienced San Luis Obispo public premises liability lawyer about your case.
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