Orange County Premises Liability Lawyer
Injured on someone else's property?
Traveling out into public, visiting a friend, or taking a shopping trip,
a person seldom considers the risk and possibility of being injured on
someone else's property. Many people are injured in accidents on other
people's property because of a dangerous, poorly maintained or unwarned
condition on the grounds. These accidents, when caused by negligence or
carelessness, can be the grounds for a premises liability claim that can
lead to financial compensation if a personal injury claim is filed.
If you or someone you care about was recently injured while on someone
else's property, it is important to discuss the details of your accident
with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in Orange County, CA. You
will need to understand what your rights and legal options to seek compensation
are and a legal representative can give you the answers and advice you need.
We are Dedicated to Achieving the Best Result Possible
There are many types of accidents that can occur in premises liability cases:
At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., our competent legal team is prepared to relentlessly
represent in and out of the courtroom. These types of cases can be complex
and require that your lawyer be an extensively experienced negotiator
and litigator with a proven ability to win. We possess these attributes
and can provide you with the high level of advocacy and guidance you need
in your case. Our focus and top priority in each and every case we take
on is to produce the best result possible and we are unyielding when it
comes to pursuing this goal.
Municipal Liability: Buses, Transit, & Other State Vehicles
If you were injured in an
auto accident involving a bus or other state-owned transit vehicle, then municipal liability
may cover your losses. Drivers of these vehicles are held to the same
standard of care as other individuals, and failing to maintain this standard
can lead to serious injuries. In these scenarios, the local government
may be liable for compensation a person's injuries and damages.
Careless or reckless actions performed by representatives of a city, state,
or area are considered acts of negligence. If your injuries in Orange
County or elsewhere in Southern California were caused by the negligent
actions of a government entity, you may hold them responsible in a municipal
liability claim. This may include certain street obstructions and other
hazardous conditions in the municipal area.
Liability for Restaurant Owners
All owners of restaurants in California have a duty to keep patrons safe
from harm and maintain restaurant premises free of hazards. Failing to
do so can cause unsafe conditions in the kitchen, dining area, or elsewhere
under the owner's care. For instance, failing to maintain fresh produce
or meat may be a form of restaurant liability if a customer becomes sick
In other situations, such as when something is spilled and not cleaned
up in within a reasonable amount of time, the restaurant may be liable
for compensation if a person slips and falls or otherwise injures themselves
because of the spill. In these cases, it is a matter of determining whether
the restaurant owner had time and opportunity to identify these hazards,
and whether they acted responsibly or neglected their duty to ensure safety
on the premises.
Determining Liability for an Assault or Attack
While generally people cannot be held liable for the actions of a third
person, sometimes a business owner can be held liable for an assault or
attack on their premises.
If they fail to keep their premises safe and an attack occurs inside or
outside of their immediate location, they may be liable. Premises liability cases are complex and if you think the owner of the
premises where you were attacked should be held liable you must contact
a capable lawyer who can discuss what makes a business liable for attacks
and assaults on their premises and how to recover in that situation.
Generally business owners can take pre-emptive steps or due care to attempt
to prevent assaults and attacks such as keeping the areas around their
store or premises well lit at night, installing security cameras or hiring
a watchman. While not all assaults and attacks in a store parking lot
or outside of another business will have the necessary elements to hold
a business owner liable you can almost guarantee that if they were put
on notice that prior attacks had occurred there, then they will have to
take extra measures to safe guard clients or licensees.
Can I file a lawsuit for a case of inadequate security?
In Orange County, a business owner has a duty to make sure that his or
her premises are reasonably safe. Failure to keep the premises safe can
result in liability for negligence. Poor security can result in loss of
personal property due to car break-ins, robbery, carjacking or worse.
If the business owner does not take due diligence to ensure that the premises
is well lit and secure with limited access, then he or she could be held
responsible for any injury that was a result of the lack of security.
This is especially true if the owner was put on notice of a previous security issue.
If you have experienced an injury on another person's property and
feel that the lack of security was the reason for that injury then you
must contact our office today. We can assist you with bringing a lawsuit
against the business owner for any injury incurred. Business owners must
be held liable for their property so that everything possible is done
to prevent personal injury. With our help, you can fight for the level
of compensation that you deserve. Fill out our
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