Northern California Premises Liability Lawyer

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Every personal injury case derives from an incident involving an innocent victim who has suffered injuries due to negligent, careless, reckless party’s actions or failures to take action. Premises liability cases are no different. If a home owner, business owner, or property manager fails to maintain a reasonably safe property and a guest suffers injuries as a result, the responsible party can be held liable for the victim’s damages.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or as a result of an unsafe property - commercial, municipal, or private property - we can provide you with informative, honest legal counsel and exceptional representation. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, we handle many premises liability cases that other firms refuse to take. Our expertise and knowledge in this area make us well equipped to defend your rights and help obtain the best possible recovery on your behalf. Rest assured, the premises liability attorneys at our Chico, Roseville, Sacramento, and Redding offices will dedicate their time and energy to your case.

To arrange a free consultation with a member of our legal team, please contact our Northern California personal injury attorneys today.

Damages and Eligibility

Like product liability, the potential for damages in a premises liability case is great. In fact, many premises liability cases result in verdicts or settlements upwards of $500,000. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or any other types of accidents as a result of an unsafe property, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Though each case is unique, many plaintiffs can file for damages relating to:

  • Loss of wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical bills relating to the injury
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering

If the property owner was woefully negligent in the upkeep of his or her premises or is a business who has a duty to the public to present a safe property, it may also be possible to file for punitive damages, which are monies rewarded as a means of punishing the defendant.

Common Causes of Premises Liability Accidents

In premises liability cases, the defendant is the owner of the premises. The plaintiff is typically considered an invitee or licensee; if the plaintiff is a trespasser and was on a property illegally, it can be difficult to recover damages. It is then established whether or not a property was safe and hazards were reasonably identified. Common hazards which a property owner may be held accountable for include:

  • Open pits and excavations
  • Uneven pavement or flooring
  • Standing water
  • Crumbling curbs
  • Open electrical outlets or wiring
  • Overhead objects
  • Falling objects
  • Ice and snow
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Inadequate security

Other hazards which may pose a threat to an individual acting in a reasonable manner

Victims' Rights

Property owners, including businesses and municipalities, have a legal obligation to maintain their grounds and ensure they are free of hazards. Similar to the failure to warn clause in product liability cases, if hazards are present, it must be brought to the attention of individuals through conspicuous signage. Victims in premises liability cases have a right to hold the accountable party for injuries and damages incurred as a result of an unsafe property. We all have a right to safe premises that are free of hazards and our firm sees to it that this standard is upheld.

Protect Your Rights - Consult a Premises Liability Attorney

We urge you to seek legal counsel immediately if you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident or unsafe premises. The statute of limitations limits the amount of time that you have to seek legal recourse, and once the time period expires, you permanently forfeit your legal rights to damages. A product liability attorney from one of our law offices can determine if you are eligible to file a suit and work on your behalf to ensure your interests are represented.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today. We are ready to put our legal team on your side of the courtroom. In every case we handle, we pursue maximum compensation!

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