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Premises Liability

Oroville Premises Liability Lawyer

When Property Owners Fail to Protect Visitors

When you enter someone else’s property, you have the right to expect that it will be safe. If you are injured by a dangerous condition on another’s property, the owner may be liable for your damages. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, our Oroville premises liability attorney is dedicated to helping the injured and their families seek justice.

If you or someone you love was hurt on someone else’s property, contact our firm at (530) 413-0245 to learn more about your legal options.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners to ensure the safety of those who enter their property. The exact duty of care property owners owe depends on the type of visitor. 

There are three main types of visitors:

  • Invitees
  • Licensees
  • Trespassers

Invitees are those who enter a property for the financial benefit of the owner. This includes customers at a store, for example. Property owners have the highest duty of care to invitees. They must take reasonable steps to ensure the property is safe and free from hazards. This includes regularly inspecting the property and fixing any hazards as soon as possible. For example, if a customer slips and falls on a wet floor in a store, the property owner may be liable for any resulting injuries. However, if a customer trips and falls over a cart that another customer left in the middle of the aisle, the property owner may not be liable because the hazard was not present long enough for the owner to reasonably discover and fix it.

Licensees are those who enter a property for their own purposes. This includes social guests at a home. Property owners have a duty to warn licensees of any known hazards. For example, if a property owner knows that a stairway is weak and could collapse if someone steps on it, he or she must either fix the stairway or warn any guests about the danger. If a licensee is injured by a hazard that the property owner failed to warn about, the owner may be liable.

Trespassers are those who enter a property without permission. Property owners do not owe a duty of care to trespassers, except in certain situations. For example, if a property owner is aware that children in the neighborhood frequently play on his or her property, he or she must take reasonable steps to ensure the property does not pose an unreasonable risk of harm to children. If a trespasser is injured by a hazard on a property in this situation, the owner may be liable.

Premises liability claims can involve many different types of accidents and injuries. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, we represent clients in all types of premises liability cases.

Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents

Our Oroville premises liability lawyer has extensive experience representing clients in cases involving:

  • Slip and falls: When a property owner fails to fix a hazardous condition, such as a wet floor, a customer or guest may slip and fall, resulting in serious injuries.
  • Dog bites: When a dog owner fails to properly restrain or confine his or her dog, the dog may bite and attack a visitor or passerby, resulting in serious injuries.
  • Elevator and escalator injuries: When a property owner fails to regularly inspect and maintain an elevator or escalator, it may malfunction and cause serious injuries.
  • Inadequate security: When a property owner fails to provide adequate security measures, such as proper lighting or security guards, it may result in a violent crime, such as a robbery or assault, that causes serious injuries.
  • Swimming pool accidents: When a property owner fails to properly maintain a swimming pool, it may result in an accident, such as a slip and fall or a drowning, that causes serious injuries.
  • Snow and ice accidents: When a property owner fails to properly remove snow and ice, it may result in a slip and fall accident, causing serious injuries.
  • Toxic exposure: When a property owner fails to properly store or dispose of toxic substances, it may result in an accident that causes serious injuries, such as a fire or an explosion.

How Our Firm Can Help

If you were injured on someone else’s property, it is important to contact our Oroville premises liability lawyer as soon as possible. Our firm can help you determine if you have a valid claim and, if so, guide you through the legal process. Our team can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. We can also help you file an insurance claim and, if necessary, represent you in court.

When you choose our firm, you can expect:

  • Personalized legal strategies: We understand that no two cases are alike. That is why we will take the time to get to know you and your unique situation. We will then develop a legal strategy that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.
  • Responsive communication: We believe that good communication is the key to a successful attorney-client relationship. That is why we are committed to being available to answer your questions and address your concerns on time. We will keep you updated on any developments in your case and provide you with the information you need to make well-informed decisions.
  • Aggressive advocacy: Our Oroville premises liability attorney is a skilled negotiator and litigator. We will fight aggressively for your rights and use our experience, legal knowledge, and resources to help you seek the maximum compensation you are owed.
  • Compassionate counsel: We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. That is why we are dedicated to providing you with the compassionate and caring legal counsel you need and the supportive guidance you deserve.

Our firm is available to take your call 24/7. Contact us online or call us at (530) 413-0245 to schedule a free consultation today.

Why Choose Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley?

  • We Are Experienced

    We have handled almost every type of personal injury case and have recovered millions of dollars.

  • We Are Available 24/7

    We understand that accidents can happen at any time and we're here for you day and night.

  • We Are Committed

    We are focused on providing our clients an exceptional customer service and legal experience.

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