Who is Responsible for Overflow Parking Lot Injuries?
Under California law, someone who becomes injured on private or public property due to negligence is eligible to file a compensation claim for premises liability damages. This law is spelled out under California Civil Code 1714(a), which covers liability involving premises. However, what if the owner or occupier is merely borrowing another property for their use? The following case illustrates that liability may not extend to properties that are neither owned nor controlled by the original owner/occupier.