26+ Years of Experience as a Premises Liability Attorney Serving La Verne, CA
La Verne is a quaint college town on the Eastern edge of Los Angeles County, and like the rest of California, property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe from having dangerous conditions present. If they fail to do so and someone gets hurt, the property owner may be held liable for injuries.
What is “Premises Liability”
Premises liability refers to number of situations that create an unsafe condition on public or private property, for which the property owner is held responsible. Since 1994, attorney Eric Paris has won financial compensation for clients in a wide range of premises liability claims, including those involving:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Negligent security leading to criminal assaults
- Negligent lighting
- Dog bites
- Collapsed ceilings
- Missing handrails
- Falling objects, including merchandise falling from shelves
- Unsafe elevators or escalators
- Broken stairs
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Swimming pool accidents and drownings
- Burns from fires and explosions
- Lacerations from broken glass
Both commercial and residential property owners, (or caretakers), must maintain safe conditions on their properties. California premises liability law applies to all types of property, including apartment buildings, homes, ranches, hotels, restaurants, retail stores, malls, arenas, gyms, and parking lots.
Eric Paris Wins a $2.4 Million for Unsafe Conditions
In a recent victory, Mr. Paris represented a client who was killed when he crashed into the side of a moving train because there were no warning signs, crossing gates and the area had poor lighting and terrible visibility. The Paris Firm represented the family who brought a wrongful death action on behalf of the surviving family members. The railroad resisted every step of the way until they were finally forced into mediation to resolve the case.
What are the Responsibilities of a Property Owner?
According to California premises liability law, the person who owns, leases, or possesses the property has a duty to:
- Use reasonable care to maintain the property in safe condition or adequately warn others if a danger exists
- Use reasonable care to inspect the property to discover any unsafe conditions
- Warn of the existence of any dangerous conditions or remove the danger
A property owner can still be held responsible for damages even if he or she was unaware that a dangerous condition existed.
Holding Negligent Property Owners Responsible
Injuries caused by dangerous property conditions can range from sprains, strains, and bruises to traumatic brain injury (TBI), fractures, burns, and even wrongful death. At The Paris Firm, our personal injury attorneys hold those who caused these injuries responsible for damages.
We pursue full compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages or income, lost future earning capacity, and more. There is no cost to learn whether you have an actionable premises liability claim. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
Do I Need a La Verne Premises Liability Lawyer to Assist with my Injury Claim?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or wrongful death due to the negligent, reckless, or careless property conditions of another person or company, you have the right to obtain financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Call The Paris Firm today at (909) 551-4040 and schedule a no obligation consultation – serving premises liability claims in La Verne. If there is no recovery there is no fee and there are no up-front out of pocket fees. Our firm advances costs on behalf of our clients.