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Premises Liability

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.

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  • 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!”


  • They certainly took the stress away in settling my claim

    “It is a real pleasure to recommend Cohn & Swartzon! For personal, prompt and excellent service they can't be beat. They certainly took the stress away in settling my claim. I am so thankful to them.”

    Barbara M.

  • 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 am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided!

    “I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need. I truly did not expect my insurance to cover my legal fees, but I am sure that Attorney Cohn and Attorney Swartzon wrote a great letter to them. I hope that I don't need an attorney ever again; but if I did, I would go back to Cohn & Swartzon. And I would definitely refer my family and friends.”

    Maria S.

  • If ever any type of accident happens to a friend or family, you would be at the top of my list to recommend.

    “If ever any type of accident happens to a friend or family, you would be at the top of my list to recommend.”