Premises liability cases entail sustaining an injury on public property, or private property you have a legal right to be on, due to the owner's negligence. Accidents can be the result of lack of maintenance, improper construction, obstructions, poor security measures or other dangerous conditions.
While there are certain factors that increase everyone’s odds of falling down, such as insufficient lighting, cluttered pathways and icy sidewalks, you face an even greater chance of taking a tumble as you age. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we have a firm understanding of the reasons seniors are more likely to fall and suffer injury than those across other age groups, and we have helped many older Americans seek recourse after suffering injury because of someone else’s negligence.
If you fall down the steps heading out the door of a shop or become the victim of an assault on someone's property, knowing the basics of premises liability will help you navigate in the months following the incident. California residents who find themselves injured on someone else's property may seek monetary compensation for medical expenses, emotional trauma and more. If you choose to go this route, you will primarily attempt to prove the business owner was negligent in maintaining the property, and the negligence was a substantial factor in causing harm.
California residents expect that the places they go to are safe. Be it the grocery store, an art museum, a theater, their doctor's office, or any other place, they do not expect the property's maintenance and upkeep to be so poor as to present a danger to their health or safety. If, however, they are injured, such as by falling on a wet floor or sidewalk, or if, for instance, one of their vehicle's tires is ruined because of a jagged pothole in the parking lot, they may wish to sue for monetary damages.
As the holiday season begins, many people will host guests in their California homes. Homeowners have an obligation to ensure the safety of their guests. A previous blog discussed the situations in which people are responsible for an injury. This blog will explain how people can keep injuries from occurring at their homes.
When you host parties at your California home, you may pay more attention to comfort than to safety. Accidents can easily happen at your home, though. We at the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., know it is important to understand when you might be liable for the injuries a guest incurs.
California shop owners know just how dangerous a simple wet floor can be. If a shopkeeper don't take proper precautions to handle a spill and warn for areas that are slippery or wet, they could quickly find yourself facing legal rammifications.
You may have wondered why California storeowners and businesses place signs on certain doors saying “Employees Only” or “Authorized Personnel Only.” While it is certainly true that businesses may be trying to control what goes on behind closed doors, for example, the protection of employee property, the availability of sensitive or proprietary information or business inventory, but they may also be attempting to minimize the risk of harm to persons who are unfamiliar with certain hazardous or dangerous conditions. Sometimes such conditions are a necessary part of their operations, such as, when a retailer needs to store heavy boxes in a back room or a manufacturer has to use and operate heavy machinery.
California homeowners may enjoy the convenience of renting out their homes through Airbnb. However, it is important for people to understand when they may be liable for injuries a renter incurs in their home.
Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone at any time in California. We at the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, JR., provide people like you with all the information you need on things like the biggest contributing factors of these accidents, or their most common locations.