San Diego Premises Liability Lawyer
The term premises liability has been stigmatized by the insurance industry and late night comedians – conjuring up tales of banana peels and slips in grocery store puddles. But premises liability accidents cause real injuries – and falls are no laughing matter. Although premises liability law includes the common “slip and fall” and “trip and fall” accidents, premises liability applies to a many more types of accidents as well, including but not limited to:
- Stairway falls
- Construction site accidents
- Improper pool security
- Home improvement store accidents
- Unsafe security at events
- Unsafe workplace environments
- Falling trees
- Uneven walkways.
Dog bites and even sexual assaults and rape, can be premises liability claims, if the owner or occupier of the property could have prevented the accident. Injuries such as traumatic brain injuries or complex trimalleolar ankle fractures may require hospitalization, surgery, or a lengthy rehabilitation. Whether the injury was mild or severe, in order to be successful in a personal injury claim, the victim has the responsibility of proving the necessary elements of duty, breach of duty, causation and damages. A case may be brought against a homeowner, business, employer, or even a government organization.
Who Is at Fault for A Premises Liability Accident?
Many victims won’t pursue a claim, and instead struggle with medical bills and being unable to work simply because they believe they are responsible for an accident. This assumption is far more common with premises liability accidents than with motor vehicle accidents. Following an accident, a report may be filed with a company and the injured person may be told – by the property owner, or a representative of the company – that the accident was that individual’s fault. This may not be true at all, but for many people, it is simply accepted. Before you let a property owner, manager of a business, or an insurance company tell you not to pursue a claim for your injuries, it is important to speak with an attorney who understands premises liability cases and can analyze your case.
Jim Brown has handled premises liability cases in San Diego and throughout California for 35 years. He has helped many injury victims and their families hold corporations and government organizations responsible for dangerous conditions and resulting injuries and their related expenses. A true “lawyer’s lawyer,” Jim is known in the legal community for his trial skills and courtroom success, and is frequently contacted by other personal injury attorneys for assistance. He has received a number of awards and accolades including the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. Jim and his legal team take pride in helping their clients obtain the justice and healing they deserve.
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We are available seven days a week to review your potential case and answer your questions. Under our contingency fee agreement, you are only paid if, and when, we recover compensation for you. This no-win, no-fee, agreement means that you can have the best representation with no out of pocket costs. Contact us today for a free consultation.