Santa Rosa Premises Liability Lawyer
IS THE PROPERTY OWNER AT FAULT FOR YOUR ACCIDENT?
Under certain circumstances, it is possible to sue a property owner for injuries sustained in an accident on the property. If the owner knew, or reasonably should have known, about the conditions which caused the injury and yet failed to take precautions to prevent such an accident, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim. No property owner can prevent any and all accidents on the premises, but if the owner’s negligence is the cause of your injury you should not be forced to pay the price. A Santa Rosa personal injury attorney from our firm can work to help make sure that you don’t have to!
COMMON EXAMPLES OF PREMISES LIABILITY CLAIMS
Perhaps the best-known example of a premises liability case is the slip and fall accident. While many falls can only be blamed on the carelessness or clumsiness of the accident victim, others are directly attributable to conditions such as an uncleaned spill on the floor, a poorly lit staircase or a cluttered walkway. The property owner can be held accountable for any such hazards when they cause an individual to suffer injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries.
The number of possible types of premises liability claims is nearly endless, but certain examples are more common than others. Swimming pool drowning accidents are common, as these can frequently be prevented by installing a fence with a self-latching gate to keep children out of the pool and by providing adequate safety equipment and supervision to prevent drowning.
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State law makes it possible in some cases to sue a landlord for dog bites, such as if the landlord left a broken gate unrepaired or if the landlord has knowledge of the dog’s vicious tendencies. It is even possible under certain circumstances to sue a landlord or hotel owner for rape or other crimes against the person when they could have been prevented by adequate security measures. If you believe that you may have grounds for a premises liability claim, contact The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman for a free consultation and to begin working on your case.