Property Owners Have A Duty Of Care To Keep Property Safe
In California, property owners and occupiers have a duty of care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. Owners who fail to take care of upkeep or repair dangerous conditions can be held liable if the danger results in an accident. At Rush Injury Law, our staff helps victims injured by a negligent property owner seek damages.
Types Of Premises Liability Claims
Serious injuries can happen in an infinite number of ways, but some of the most common accidents include:
- Slips and falls: Wet floors and slick or icy surfaces can lead to serious injuries and brain damage.
- Trips and falls: Uneven floors, cracked sidewalks and floor hazards can cause a person to trip and fall.
- Dog bites: Even the friendliest dog can bite when it feels anxious or threatened. In California, a dog owner is responsible even if the animal had never acted viciously before.
- Swimming pool accidents: Lack of barriers, uneven or slippery decks, and defective equipment can lead to injuries.
- Staircase accidents: Missing or loose railings, uneven or broken steps, and slippery surfaces can cause someone to fall down the stairs.
- Deck or balcony collapses: Design flaws, weakened support beams and lack of maintenance can cause a balcony to collapse.
Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable
Much like the seemingly endless number of ways a person can suffer an injury, serious accidents can occur in any number of locations on private and public property. Our firm has helped victims file claims against:
- Landlords or tenants
- Owners of stores, malls, gas stations and restaurants
- Property management companies
- Public entities
Learn More During A Free Consultation
Discuss the circumstances of your injury with our lawyer in greater detail. Schedule a free consultation by email or by calling 415-985-7225. From our offices in Novato, San Francisco and Santa Rosa, our attorney and staff help injury victims throughout Marin County and Northern California.