Injured Because Of A Property Owner’s Negligence?
Property owners can be held liable when another party suffers an injury on their property. The victim may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
Premises liability is the term for the type of legal action that an injured party can take against the responsible party for any damages suffered. Such legal cases can be complicated. Property owners are not likely to accept responsibility for injuries caused because of their carelessness, and their insurers will fight to minimize claims.
At the Kuvara Law Firm, our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience and a reputation for getting fair and fast results in these personal injury claims. No matter what obstacle stands in the way, you can count on our knowledgeable advocacy.
Handling All Premises Liability Claims
From our headquarters in San Rafael and law offices throughout Northern California, our lawyers handle premises liability claims of all kinds. This includes cases involving injuries at businesses such as malls, retail stores, restaurants, bars, gas stations and hotels, as well as injuries at private homes, apartment complexes and more.
We frequently handle:
- Dog bite claims
- Slip-and-fall claims
- Trip-and-fall claims
- Swimming pool accident claims
- Staircase accident claims
- Elevator and escalator accident claims
- Assault and criminal injury claims
To prove negligence or wrongdoing, we must show that the property owner failed to properly maintain the property, allowed an unsafe or dangerous risk to develop, or otherwise failed to protect visitors, residents or employees from injury.
Two Important Factors In Premises Liability Claims
There are two important factors that come into play in these cases: attractive nuisance and neglected defect.
Attractive nuisance: When it comes to premises liability, children are a protected class. This means that when a child suffers injury on another’s property, a special set of laws will apply to the case. A standard called attractive nuisance is often applied to premises liability cases involving children. Owners of any property that may be of interest to children must take special care to ensure the property is safe. Attractive nuisances include such potentially dangerous areas as construction sites, parking storage units, swimming pools and more. These areas must be in full compliance with safety codes and other premises liability laws.
Neglected defect: Property owners are liable for the safety and protection of their neighbors and anyone else living in or walking through surrounding areas of their property. In many cases, the owner of a property can be held liable for assaults that occur on their property if they fail to keep the area safe and protected. Faulty locks, windows, doors, gates, broken lights or any other neglected defect are the owner’s responsibility to repair.
We are dedicated to representing injured parties in premises liability cases. Please contact us immediately for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our experienced attorneys will evaluate your premises liability case to ensure your rights are protected. We will do our best to get you the compensation that you deserve as fast as possible. If a settlement can be reached outside of court, you will receive very fast compensation for your injuries, but we are also very experienced in litigating in court, should the need arise, and we will fight to protect your rights and interests, and get you the best compensation possible.