California Premises Liability Attorneys

Premises liability is a category of personal injury claims referring to accidents occurring on residential, commercial, or government real property—ranging from homes, apartments, condominiums, office buildings, hospitals, retail operations and restaurants, to parking lots, government buildings, arenas, and stadiums.

All property owners are legally responsible for ensuring that guests and the general public are not exposed to unreasonable risks of harm while on the landowner's property. When injuries occur—as a result of unexpectedly dangerous conditions or a failure by the landowner to properly follow codes and regulations in construction and/or maintenance—property owners may be liable for injuries suffered as a consequence.

Examples of Liability

Conditions for which property owners may be held accountable include:

  • Code violations
  • Slippery and wet floors and walkways
  • Defective or inadequate lighting
  • Negligent security in dangerous areas
  • Sidewalks, stairs, or carpeting in disrepair
  • Poorly maintained landscaping, thick underbrush, and/or fallen trees
  • Failure to post hazardous condition warnings
  • Failure to post "guard dogs on the property" warnings
  • Failure to control dangerous animals
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Toxic mold
  • Lead poisoning
  • Improperly maintained or defective equipment

When dangerous conditions exist that could cause harm, a property owner has a duty to repair the defect. Failure to inspect or warn of a known or discoverable defect may also give rise to landowner liability.

Getting Legal Help

When you are injured in a premises liability accident, it is important to retain a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights. An attorney will ensure that your claim for damages complies with statutory filing guidelines when a property owner or governmental entity is liable for the harm you have suffered.

Since 1983, the premises liability attorneys at Baker and Oring, LLP, have been helping injured clients with claims against California property owners and insurers. A wealth of experience enables us to competently protect our clients' interests and help recover the damages they are entitled to for injuries they suffered in a range of premises liability suits.

If you have suffered serious injury due to the negligence of a property owner, call our law firm at (310) 822-3377 to learn how we can help. We will evaluate your case at no cost to you. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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