Premises Liability

Home / Practice Areas / Premises Liability

California’s law protects public safety officials who suffer an injury on another person’s property. If the property owner is negligent in the management of their property, injured safety officials may collect compensatory damages. This includes homeowners, businesses and even federal properties. Unfortunately, proving negligence is never easy. Property owners, managers and their insurers often go to extreme lengths to fight premises liability lawsuits. As such, injured firefighters, police officers, first responders and their friends and families need a law firm on their side from the start.

For over 20 years, the premises liability accident attorneys at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. have helped injured California public safety officials and their families. When a police officer, firefighter, first responder or other safety official suffers an injury on another person’s property, they deserve to be compensated for their injuries and suffering. We can file claims against the negligent property owners to ensure that injured public safety officials get the money they need to rebuild their life after an injury.

For a free consultation with an Police Officer & Firefighter Premises Liability Accident Attorney at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., call (949) 660-7762

Premises Liability Accidents

Property owners owe their guests and patrons a duty of care. This means that they must keep their properties safe and free from hazards. Businesses have a different level of liability than homeowners do. In general, businesses are held to the highest standard of care. They must
go to additional lengths to prevent hazardous situations from occurring on their properties. This involves fixing and repairing known dangers, as well as taking precautions.

Any accident that occurs on another person’s property could be due to negligence. However, some of the most common premises liability accidents in Sacramento, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles, and throughout Orange County include:

  • Slip and falls on wet floors
  • Tripping on broken carpet or tiles
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Negligent security accidents
  • Inadequate lighting incidents
  • Defective sports equipment or stocking equipment
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Construction site accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common premises liability accidents in the state. More than 1 million people visit emergency rooms every year because of slip and fall accidents. Wet floors, ice in parking lots and ripped carpeting can all contribute to devastating slip and fall accidents.

Businesses have a responsibility to keep their patrons safe. This means putting out wet floor signs, placing floor mats at the entrances and exits and tacking down loose carpeting. It also means clearing their parking lots promptly and not letting snow and ice accumulate. When spills do occur, the management and staff must clean up these spills quickly to prevent serious injury from occurring.

Winning Your Premises Liability Lawsuit

Premises liability lawsuits are complex and require extensive investigation. When you hire a premises liability attorney from Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., you have a team of lawyers on your case examining your incident from all angles. We work quickly to determine if the property owner owed you a duty of care and failed in this duty of care. To do this, we must interview eyewitnesses, store employees, other managers and team members. We must also review past incident reports to determine if this was a known hazard that the property owner failed to address.

Establishing negligence and litigating your case in court takes time and experience. It also takes a considerable amount of resources. At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., our Sacramento and Orange County injury law firm has both the experience and the resources needed to tackle these cases and win.

Did You Suffer Injury in a Premises Liability Accident?

If you suffered an injury on another person’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim against the property owner for negligence. Property owners in Sacramento, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County and throughout California must keep their guests safe from hazards. When they fail to do so, they can — and should — be held responsible. At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., we represent public safety members after they have suffered a serious injury in a premises liability accident.

We offer a free initial consultation and review of your case. We also work on a contingency basis, so you can seek justice no matter what your financial situation may be. Call our law firm at (949) 660-7762 or fill out our confidential contact form.

With offices in both Orange County and Sacramento, the personal injury lawyers at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. are proud to serve public safety members and their friends and families across the state of California.