Is the owner of the property on which you slipped on wet leaves and injured yourself liable for your injury? Under California law, homeowners have a legal duty to maintain their property to eliminate hazards and dangerous conditions. But are wet leaves on walkways and other areas of a homeowner’s property considered hazards or dangerous… Continue reading Can You Sue a Homeowner If You Slip on Wet Leaves on His Property?
For some activities – most often, recreational ones – you are required to sign a waiver of liability or a release of liability. A “not responsible for accidents” waiver, or whatever you want to call it, means that under most conditions, you will not be able to hold the property owner or business owner liable… Continue reading Can You Sue For Injuries If You Signed A Waiver Of Liability In California?
Not long ago, we were told that car accidents killed more Americans than any other non-disease cause. But this is no longer true, as drug overdose deaths hit a record high in the United States. As the opioid crisis in the U.S. continues to get worse by the year despite all the measures adopted and… Continue reading Drug Overdose Deaths Skyrocketed In 2017, But Can Drug Manufacturers Be Held Liable For Overdoses?
If you are a renter in California and you or a loved one are injured due to the landlord’s negligence of the property you’re renting, you may be able to sue. Under California premises liability law, property owners are obligated to maintain their rental properties to a certain standard, especially to prevent injury to tenants… Continue reading Can You Sue Your California Landlord? Premises Liability Claims
You are walking down an aisle at your local Walmart, Target, or any other store, and, all of a sudden, you get hit by something that tumbled down from above. That object might have been inadequately secured by the store’s workers, or other customers trying to reach it turned it into a falling hazard. Whatever… Continue reading Premises Liability: Can Stores Be Held Responsible For Injuries Caused By Falling Objects?
Airbnb is becoming the new essential app for every modern traveler. Much like Booking.com, it allows vacationers to book rooms and houses offered for rent online by hosts, all at an affordable price. Since Airbnb is a relatively new phenomenon, California’s premises liability laws are not yet up to date to deal with liability issues… Continue reading If You Get Injured In An Airbnb Rental, Who Is Liable?
The summer brings about the bright sun, warm temperatures, crystal blue skies, and the urge to go for a swim. Whether you like to swim in the ocean, in a lake, in a river, or in a pool, you need to be as safe as possible to prevent accidents that could include drowning. Our premises… Continue reading Tips for a Safe Swim This Summer
Premises liability is an important topic for any property owner. Whether you own a commercial or residential property you need to know and understand what it is you are liable for if someone gets injured on your property. A hot topic in the premises liability discussion is cleaning up a property following a storm. Our… Continue reading Premises Liability: Cleaning Up a Property after a Storm
A recent trial relating to a premises liability lawsuit against Walgreens saw an appellate victory achieved for the retailer, using the “mode of operation rule” and the res ipsa loquitur doctrine. Kathleen Shafer filed the suit on the grounds of being injured when a glass air freshener refill fell from its packaging after being lifted… Continue reading Appellate Victory Won in Walgreen Premises Liability Case
Premises liability laws in California differ depending on the type of property you were injured in. In particular, California premises liability law imposes strict rules for owners and occupiers of stores and other commercial premises in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the state. We asked our premises liability attorney in Los Angeles from the Law Offices… Continue reading Premises Liability For Stores And Other Commercial Premises In California: Everything You Need To Know