Premises Liability

What You Need To Know After a Department Store Accident

Most department stores are well-run and provide a safe environment for their shoppers. Most storeowners take every measure possible to make their stores free from any potential hazards and dangers. Unfortunately, with thousands of customers walking in and out of department stores every day, there is bound to be accidents and injured customers. Accidents do not happen on their own. There is always a cause. The Occupational Safety and...
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Injured While On Vacation? The Hotel Owner May Be Liable!

When you are on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is getting injured. However, accidents don’t shy away from vacation plans. In fact, accidents most often happen when you least expect them to – like when you are trying to relax at your hotel. Getting injured in an accident at a hotel is not much different than getting injured at any other location. Hotel owners, similar...
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Property Owner’s Responsibility For Injuries Arising Out of Negligent Security

In many states, the law holds commercial or residential property owners legally responsible for providing safe and secured premises to any visitors and guests who are legally upon their premises. In other words, the owner or party responsible for maintaining a property may be held legally responsible for any injuries resulting from the dangerous nature of their property. This could mean that if you are injured while on someone...
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California Premises Liability Law

According to California law, property owners or tenants must “express due diligence” with their buildings and/or land and can be held responsible for any damage or injury that occurs on or within their property. While that seems fairly straightforward, California premises liability laws are anything but straightforward for determining liability. This is one of the many reasons why it is very important to hire an experienced California premises liability...
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California Court Rejects Premises Liability Lawsuit Filed by Guest at Party

The California Sixth District Court of Appeal recently issued a ruling that said that a homeowner who advertises a party on a social networking site “does not thereby assume a heightened duty to provide security.” The court affirmed the dismissal of a suit by three individuals who claimed that they were beaten and stabbed at the home of a person who had advertised the party on popular social networking...
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What is a Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents, also called trip and fall accidents or premises liability, are injuries caused by people tripping, falling or slipping due to hazardous conditions on someone’s property. Spilled or leaked liquids on floors are common causes of slips and falls, but ice, unsecured floor tiles, holes in the ground and many other hazards can lead to someone slipping, falling and becoming injured. According to the National Center...
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California Premises Liability Lawyers Watching Los Angeles County Case with Great Interest

In a premises liability case that could establish an important precedent, 400 people who claim that they were exposed to toxins while they lived at the Ujima Village housing complex in Willowbrook sued Los Angeles County. LA County owns the complex, which Exxon Mobil formerly owned. The suit was filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on April 9 and claims that the site’s former owner and developer...
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Massive Grease Spill Causes Slip and Fall, Auto Accident and Huge Cleanup

Recently, the driver of a truck making his usual early morning rounds cleaning restaurant grease dumpsters failed to close a valve on his truck after one of his stops. This caused a massive grease spill on some client’s parking lots and the streets of a California community. The spilled grease was cited as the cause of at least one auto accident, and it caused a county worker to slip...
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Man Suffers Possible Broken Leg Fighting Two Robbers in Santa Ana

The Orange County Register describes an incident where a man apparently suffered a broken leg while defending himself against two robbers who took his wallet. Police investigating the assault say the man was assaulted after he walked out of a store at 100 S. New Hope around 10:20 p.m. and two robbery suspects confronted him, demanding money. Witnesses said that one assailant asked the victim for his money. When...
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Insurers and Businesses Brace for Swine Flu Related Claims

The swine flu is slowly spreading across America, and insurers and businesses are getting ready for the possibility of swine flu related premises liability lawsuits. According to a news release from Mondaq.com, some businesses may be more exposed to premises liability lawsuits in the event of swine flu than others. Hospitality businesses-such as restaurants and hotels-may face lawsuits from customers and employees who become sick from swine flu after...
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