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 …

Common Hotel Accidents

a hotel pool

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 …

Escalator Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

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Escalators are incredibly convenient. After all, who wants to hike up all those stairs when you can do so effortlessly on an escalator. While escalators don’t exactly strike fear in most of us, escalator accidents do happen, and they can be remarkably dangerous. Often such accidents are caused by faulty design, faulty parts, or inadequate maintenance. If an escalator leaves you injured, it’s time to consult with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney.  Escalator Accidents Escalators are highly mechanizedRead More …

Who Is Responsible for the Common Areas of Your Apartment Building?

a large residential apartment building

The apartment building you live in is your home, and you naturally want to feel safe in your own home. The common areas in your apartment building are an extension of your home. Your landlord has to keep these areas reasonably safe for you, other apartment dwellers, and your guests. Accidents that occur in common areas can be exceptionally dangerous and should not be overlooked or downplayed. If your landlord or apartment manager’s negligence leaves you injured in a common-areaRead More …

The Basics of a Slip & Fall Insurance Claim

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If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a slip and fall accident, understanding the legal basics can help ensure that you obtain the compensation you need to cover your complete losses. Slip and falls can lead to severe injuries with attendant medical expenses, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. Because these cases are often complicated, it’s always in your best interest to have an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney in your corner.  Let the PropertyRead More …

What Are Negligent Security Claims?

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When property owners and managers fail to keep their premises safe for those who live on them or enter as guests (such as customers or clients), any ensuing accidents can lead to negligent security claims. Such claims can be brought by those who are injured in accidents caused by the unsafe conditions or who have been injured by criminal activity (due to inadequate security measures). If you’ve been injured as a result of a property owner or manager’s negligent security,Read More …

Slip and Fall Accidents at Colleges and Universities

A building on a university campus

You head off to college or university intending to obtain a degree and land your dream job. What you don’t expect to happen is an injury-causing slip and fall accident. Colleges and universities across the State of California – and the nation – owe those who traverse their fair campuses and enter their hallowed halls of learning a duty of care that includes reasonably safe conditions that allow safe passage. If you’ve been injured in a college or university slipRead More …

Drunk Driving Accidents Can Disrupt Your Labor Day Weekend

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Each year, many people across the United States enjoy a three-day weekend to celebrate Labor Day. This holiday weekend marks the unofficial changing of the seasons, and many families see this as the opportunity to have a barbecue, boat outing, or camping trip. Some people use the long weekend as an excuse to stay out late on Sunday night and have drinks with friends since they don’t have to work on Monday.  No matter how you plan to celebrate thisRead More …