Just 20 minutes away Palm Springs, Desert Hills Premium Outlets is a luxury shopping center located at 48400 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230. Desert Hills is a popular tourist attraction and shopping destination, due to its proximity to Los Angeles and various California landmarks, like Joshua Tree National Park. The outlet mall has approximately 180 high-end stores on the premises, along with casual dining restaurants, like Starbucks and Five Guys.
Many of the stores at Desert Hills are factory outlets, so this is great place to find bargains from your favorite designers. That’s one of the reasons for the massive crowds at this shopping center, especially during weekends and around the holidays. Unfortunately, big crowds increase the possibility of accidents, which is why there are many precautions that shopping mall and store owners have to take.
Trip and fall
Slip and fall
Muggings, burglary and other theft-related incidents
Falling objects in stores
Assault and battery
Car crashes, trip and falls, and other parking lot accidents
Were you injured from an accident while you were at Desert Hills Premium Outlets? If so, you may have the right to receive compensation from an accident claim against the shopping center. To speak with a store accident lawsuit attorney, contact our office to schedule a free case review.
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Major Retailers at Desert Hills Premium Outlets
With an endless array of designer brands to choose from, Desert Hills is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the Los Angeles area. Here are just some of the major retailers you can find at Desert Hills Premium Outlets:
Banana Republic Factory
Bath & Body Works
Brooks Brothers Factory Store
Dolce & Gabbana
Express Factory Outlet
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Guess Factory Store
Karl Lagerfeld Paris
Kate Spade New York
Kay Jewelers Outlet
Lucky Brand Jeans
Michael Kors Outlet
Movado Company Store
Neiman Marcus Last Call
Nike Factory Store
Polo Ralph Lauren
Saks OFF 5TH
The North Face
True Religion Outlet
U.S. Polo Assn. Outlet
The Right to Sue for an Accident at Desert Hills Premium Outlets
Your right to file a personal injury lawsuit against Desert Hills Premium Outlets is based on premises liability, a legal concept that holds owners responsible for dangerous conditions on their property. At a shopping center, people can be injured from a variety of hazards, including merchandise falling off of shelves, items dropped on the floor, and spilled drinks at a restaurant. Lack of security can lead to incidents of sexual assault at outlet malls, along with physical assaults.
It’s important to note that a store or shopping center is not responsible for every case of injury that occurs on their property. Liability by a business is based on negligence, i.e., a failure to exercise reasonable care for the sake of preventing injuries to guests and visitors. The majority of accidents involve lack of maintenance by store owners and employees, especially with cleaning duties and safety standards. For example, clothes and accessories left on the floor can lead to a trip and fall accident. Objects can fall from store shelves or off the walls and ceilings, and cause serious injuries to an innocent victim.
Misconduct by employees can also be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, which is often the case with assault and battery incidents. Mall or store security guards can sometimes use excessive force on people they suspect of shoplifting and other crimes. If it’s deemed that the level of violence that injured or killed the suspect was excessive, the employer of the security guard may be sued under the principle of vicarious liability.
We know that this is a lot to process, but our legal experts are here to guide you through the legal process and ensure that you receive compensation from the responsible parties. For a free consultation with a Desert Hills Premium Outlets injury lawyer, please give us a call.
Desert Hills Premium Outlets Accident Lawsuits – Average Case Values
The value of an accident injury settlement is based on the monetary losses incurred by the victim, so it’s difficult to say what the average shopping center lawsuit is worth. Clients represented by our attorneys typically receive $50,000 to $2,500,000 and above, depending on the severity of their injuries. Cases with permanent injuries, like brain damage and paralysis, are usually worth $1,000,000 or more. Assault and battery lawsuits, including sexual assault claims, are also associated with high case values. Settlement values start at around $500,000 for the majority of sexual assault lawsuits, and this is largely based on the victim’s psychological injures.
How Long Does it Take to Receive Payment from an Accident Claim?
Based on the circumstances that are involved, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to over 2 years to reach a settlement with a negligent business owner. Unless your case involves minor injuries, your case will probably take at least 6 months from start to finish. But claims with serious injuries often take longer – probably 12 to 18 months, based on the insurance company’s cooperation during the negotiations process. Direct negotiation with the insurance company is the way most of these cases are settled, but if a trial is necessary to recover your payment, resolving a personal injury lawsuit can take up to several years.
Deadline to File a Lawsuit against a Shopping Center
Most claims involving injury on someone else’s property have a 2-year deadline, which means you must initiate a claim within 2 years from the date of the accident. There are a few exceptions to this rule, which we can discuss with you in detail, but the 2-year rule is absolute in most cases. One notable exception is lawsuits involving sexual assault, which has a 10-year statute of limitations if you were 18 years or older at the time of the incident. If the claim involves sexual assault against a minor (under 18 years old), the time limit for a lawsuit is 22 years from turning the age of majority, or up until 40 years of age.
Please note that you will most likely lose the right to sue if you are past the statute of limitations on your case. Thus, it’s important to take immediate action on a Desert Hills Premium Outlets accident claim with guidance from one of our attorneys.
Free Second Opinion
A second opinion is obtained for many reasons, from verifying a medical diagnosis to learning about your legal options if you’re dissatisfied with your current attorney. Our law firm has been offering free second opinions for many years, and we hope to do the same for you if you have concerns about an active injury claim against Desert Hills Premium Outlets. There is no obligation to take any action beyond speaking with a shopping mall accident injury lawyer at our office. To schedule a free second opinion consultation, simply give us a call at your earliest convenience.
Contact DTLA Law Group
Our attorneys have made it their sole mission to fight for the rights of accident victims and their family members. Whether you had a slip and fall or suffered injuries from a physical assault, we can provide you with the right legal expert here at DTLA Law Group.
Representation from a personal injury lawyer is essential when you are seeking monetary damages from a major shopping center. To ensure that you will never have to worry about legal fees, we operate under a policy known as the Zero Fee Guarantee. You pay nothing upfront, as we wait to recover our fees at the end of your case. This only happens if you receive compensation from the defendant, so if we don’t win your case, you won’t be charged for any of our services.
For a detailed discussion on your rights and legal options, contact our office and schedule a free case evaluation.
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