Apartment Common Area Accidents and Landlord Liability

Thousands of people in the Los Angeles area live in apartment buildings or condo complexes that share common areas like lobbies, elevators, pools, and fitness centers. Property owners are responsible for keeping these areas in a reasonably safe condition. When they do not, residents and guests can be severely injured in preventable accidents, including slip and falls, fires, toxic exposure, elevator accidents, pool and spa accidents, and many more. Fortunately, California premises liability law allows people who are injured inRead More …

Pedestrian Accidents May be the Scariest Thing about Halloween

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Halloween is the spookiest time of year. On October 31, ghouls, goblins, and monsters of all sorts take to the streets for a few tricks and plenty of treats. Families will be out with their children who hope to score big and take home pounds of candy. However, spookier than the vampire making his way down your street is the increase in pedestrian accidents on All Hallows Eve. Even scarier is the fact that Halloween falls on a Saturday thisRead More …

What You Need to Know about Escalator Accidents

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Escalators provide an easy way to travel between floors of multi-level buildings, shopping centers, and other commercial properties. They are especially useful for those who are unable to use stairs as a result of some sort of disability or health condition. While you may step on an escalator without giving it a second thought, accidents involving escalators injure a significant number of people every year. If you have been hurt in an escalator accident, it’s imperative that you contact anRead More …

Parking Lot Slip and Falls

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Slip and fall accidents in parking lots can lead to severe injuries resulting from falling on the pavement. Common causes of these injuries include:  Ice, snow, or rain collecting in the parking lot  Water and other spills by others Debris and garbage in the parking lot  Inadequate lighting and signs warning of obstacles in the parking lot  Defects in the pavement such as potholes and cracks Drivers inability to see when backing in or out of parking spaces  Determining liabilityRead More …

Watch Out for Drunk Drivers During the Holidays

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The time between the end of October and the beginning of January is an exciting time of year as many favorite holidays take place including Halloween, New Year’s, and everything in between. However, holiday excitement can mean an increase in revelry and alcohol consumption. This increase in partying heightens the risk of severe injuries and deaths resulting from drunk driving accidents. In fact, between 2013 and 2017, 131 people on average died as a result of an alcohol-related accident onRead More …

Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcyclists have the same rights on the road as any other motorist. However, many motor vehicle drivers treat motorcyclists as if they don’t belong on the road and fail to pay close attention to their surroundings, putting those operating motorcycles at risk of severe injury or death. Additionally, motorcyclists are at a greater risk of being seriously injured or killed in accidents simply because they are not as protected on the road as those driving cars and trucks.  Reasons ForRead More …

Premises Liability Frequently Asked Questions

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California’s Civil Code section 3-1714 states that owners and occupiers of property have a duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. California law places an affirmative duty on property owners and occupiers to routinely inspect the premises and make dangerous conditions safe.  What Elements Must Be Proven in a Premises Liability Case? To receive compensation for injuries resulting from an unsafe condition, a plaintiff must show:  The defendant owned, occupied, or otherwise controlled the premises; The defendantRead More …

Common Hotel Accidents

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Hotels are meant to be accommodating, and when you book your room, the last thing you expect is to be injured during your stay. Hotel accidents, however, are more common than you may realize, and they are often very dangerous. If you’ve been injured in a hotel accident, seek the professional legal counsel of an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney.  The Hotel’s Duty of Care As the hotel’s guest, its management owes you and every other guest a dutyRead More …

Slip and Fall Accidents at Work

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Slip and fall accidents are often far more dangerous than they sound, and some of the most dangerous slip and falls happen on the job. If a slip and fall accident at work leaves you injured, don’t delay consulting with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney.  Workplace Hazards The National Safety Council (NSC) shares some illuminating statistics related to falls on the job, including all of the following: Falls are the third most common cause of fatal accidents overall. They areRead More …

Dog Bites Can Cause Serious Complications

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Dogs are everyone’s best friends, but dog bites are something else entirely. The fact is that even a relatively minor dog bite can lead to severe injuries and grave health complications. If someone else’s dog bites and injures you, reach out to an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer today.  California Law In the State of California, dog owners face strict liability for any injuries caused by their dogs, which is a more cautious approach than many other states employ. ThisRead More …

Slip and Fall FAQs

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Slip and Fall accidents are more common than many people realize. When property owners fail to keep their public walkways and buildings safe for foot traffic, it can lead to hazardous slip and falls. If a property owner or manager’s negligence leaves you injured, an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help. I Fell in a Store. Who’s Responsible? Every case involving a slip and fall accident is naturally unique to the situation that caused the accident. Still, generally,Read More …