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Premise Liability
Cohn Swartzon, P.C.

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.

If you were injured on someone else's property in Orange County, review the situation with our personal injury lawyers to ensure your rights and entitlements are protected. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team today!

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 from salmonella.

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/trips 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 safeguard 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.

Contact our firm now at (888) 480-3883 for strong legal advice and representation.

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • Cohn & Swartzon took care of everything

    “I am very happy to recommend Cohn & Swartzon. My two young daughters and I were hit by a teenage driver whose vehicle flipped over our SUV. Cohn & Swartzon took care of everything, from dealing with my own insurance to educating me on the importance of getting top notch medical care. We ended up obtaining much more compensation than we ever thought possible. Thank you so much!”

    Lori G.

  • From my personal experience, I can refer Cohn & Swartzion to anybody!

    “I was involved in an auto accident earlier this year. A friend of mine referred me to attorney Saar Swartzon at Cohn & Swartzon, a Professional Law Corporation. I met with Mr. Swartzon and his senior paralegal Linda Chapman to discuss my accident. We discussed the accident, the pain I was in and how my doctor was going to submit a request for physical therapy to my insurance company, which could take up to two weeks to obtain approval I was told. I informed Mr. Swartzon that I had previously had cervical surgery in 2012 and how it took almost a month to receive approval for physical therapy from my insurance company and make my first appointment with the physical therapist they approved me for. With the pain I suffered from the whiplash caused by the accident, I could not wait that long. Mr. Swartzon referred me to a physician that he knew so I could be evaluated and obtain written approval immediately for physical therapy. Mr. Swartzon also referred me to a physical therapy location near my work, which took me in immediately. During my treatments, I did not have to worry about anything. Linda Chapman handled all of the incoming bills that I received incurred by the accident as well as all of the correspondence from the insurance companies requesting updates. Their legal assistant Renee Bushman did a great job following up on the information requested by Linda about the other party to help with my case. I was always kept informed on the status of my case and always received quick responses to my emails. Due to the outstanding work that Saar, Linda and Renee had done, my case settled quickly and I am once again pain free. Now I know why my friend referred me to Saar Swartzon at Cohn & Swartzon and I can honestly say from my personal experience that I can refer them to anybody reading my review as well as anybody I know who is involved in an auto accident.”

    Tom M.

  • Highly Recommend

    “I cannot recommend the offices of Cohn & Swartzon highly enough. I was referred to them after being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver. I was in pain and after 6 weeks was still trying to be seen by a physical therapist. I met with Jason the first day and he couldn't have been nicer. He seemed to really care about me and my case and within 24 hours I was being seen at a great facility for physical therapy. My case was taken over by Elva who was always on top of things. She kept me in the loop and pretty much took over everything so that I didn't have to deal with it. She was able to get the highest amount possible and I walked away with more than I could have hoped for. I am so thankful for her and the entire office of Cohn & Swartzon.”

    Kathy B.

  • They stayed true to their word

    “Let me begin by saying that I would recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of legal advice. Both Jason and Saar are very personable and they provided a high level of service to me as their client. In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service. One of the things that I liked was the fact that they stayed true to their word. They told me that they personally would take calls, if necessary. It was not very often that I needed to speak directly to them; but when I did, they were accessible. I appreciate the great lengths that they went to in working with an uncooperative doctor, who took a very long time getting a key report to them. They worked with the insurance companies and the adjusters, which took all of the unnecessary stress off of me. The Firm went to bat for me and we were successful in settling my personal injury case without going to trial. Saar was able to negotiate and reduce my medical bills, thus putting more cash into my hands. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and the timing of the settlement couldn't have come at a better time.”


  • I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys.

    “It was such a pleasure to be represented by Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. recently. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys. After a car accident which involved numerous injuries, I couldn't handle the stress of dealing with the insurance companies. They completely took over for me. They negotiated with the insurance companies and as a result of their determination, I received a very fast and fair settlement. All during this process, they kept me updated on all the proceedings, always returned my phone calls promptly and answered any questions I had the entire staff at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. were always courteous and helpful. Thank you ever so much!”