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Most Common Premises Liability Claims

What are Most Common Premises Liability Claims?

A premises liability suit can be filed against almost any type of property, including government buildings, parks, offices, shopping malls, parking lots, apartments, and private residences. Typical premises liability incidents include those mentioned above.

 

California has a high rate of premises liability accidents. Slip and fall accidents may be caused by spills, leaks, loose carpeting, uneven floors, uncovered cables and cords, broken or missing railings, and failure to post warnings about known hazards.

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Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents

A slip and fall accident is one of the most common premises liability accidents in California. In California, there are several common causes of slip and fall accidents: spills or leaks, loose carpeting, uneven floors, exposed cables and cords, broken or missing railings, failure to close off construction sites, and failure to post warning signs about known hazards.

Waterpark and Amusement Park Accidents

Waterpark and Amusement Parks

Various types of premises liability lawsuits can be filed against water parks and amusement parks in California. It is the responsibility of parks with large crowds to ensure their visitors are safe since there are so many people walking through them every day.

It is the responsibility of amusement park companies to ensure roller coasters are safe for customers. In addition, park owners are responsible for maintaining the property by ensuring that it is well taken care of.

The park may be held liable for damages when a visitor is injured in an amusement park.

There is a possibility that patrons of water parks could be at risk. The majority of visitors to a waterpark are usually barefoot. A water park owner is responsible for taking reasonable steps to prevent injuries. The owners of water parks and water slides should be held responsible for injuries sustained by park guests if they fail to provide a safe environment.

Construction Site Accidents

Construction Site Accidents

The dangers found on construction sites can harm anyone in the construction zone. Safety regulations are in place at construction sites to prevent workplace injuries (on-the-job). Furthermore, property owners have a responsibility to others on the property as well as to people who are still in danger off the property.

A property owner can also be held responsible for accidents that happen just off their property but are attributed to hazards on it.

Construction site accidents can happen to visitors and passersby. When people enter stores or offices without realizing it, they can walk into construction sites. The property owner may have an obligation to post warnings and barriers to prevent people from walking into dangerous areas. Accidents at construction sites often involve: crane accidents, electric shock injuries, ladder injuries, roofing accidents, and scaffolding injuries.

Elevator Injuries

Elevator Injuries

If you've been injured in an elevator accident, you can file a lawsuit against those responsible for causing it. Property owners are generally responsible for elevator accidents. It is also possible for elevator accidents to fall under product liability if the manufacturer or seller made a defective product.

Owners of properties with elevators, such as office buildings or apartments, are responsible for ensuring the elevator is operating safely. Property owners must fix unsafe elevators and warn others about the risks if the elevators are not safe. A property owner who fails to do this may be held liable for any accidents and injuries.

Balcony Collapse 

Balcony Collapse 

Oftentimes, balcony or deck collapses result in extremely serious, if not fatal injuries. Victims or relatives may be able to sue the property owner, manager, or company that built the balcony for personal injury or wrongful death.

It is very often the owner's failure to take reasonable care that causes a deck or balcony to collapse. Compensation includes economic and non-economic damages. A person can receive both after successfully proving a personal injury claim resulting from a collapsed deck or balcony.

Day Care

Day Care

The injury of a child while under the care of a trusted childcare facility is a nightmare that occurs all too frequently. Childcare workers undergo extensive background checks and first aid training. The death of a young child who ingested a pushpin at a daycare facility a few years ago is proof that even the smallest mistake can lead to dire consequences. While using the restrooms without supervision, the child discovered a pushpin and swallowed it. There is great tragedy and devastation in these cases, especially when they are entirely preventable. Parents should never have to lose a child. 

Escalators

Escalators

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, escalators and elevators cause 17,000 injuries and 30 deaths each year. They cause over $1 billion in damage. Accidents can often be life-altering and cause more than just physical trauma. Accidents involving elevators and escalators may result in severe injuries requiring extended hospital stays, which can place significant financial burdens on the victims. You may be entitled to significant monetary compensation if you have been injured in an elevator or escalator accident that resulted from another's misconduct or negligence. 

 

Slip and fall accidents account for most elevator and escalator injuries. Mechanical failure and improper maintenance often cause these accidents. 

The maintenance team, the business, or the elevator or escalator manufacturer may be liable if you experience these injuries or any similar injuries due to an accident on an escalator. An understanding of the cause of your accident is essential to a successful lawsuit. 

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Those hurt in fitness center accidents can sue those responsible for the injuries under the personal injury law. Injuries caused by defective gym equipment may also give gym members cause to sue the manufacturer for product defects.

 

A gym or fitness center can often compensate injured victims for their losses. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you can seek compensation for your injuries. You may not be aware of the cause of a fitness center accident or who was responsible. At the time of the accident, there could have been a number of causes contributing to the accident. In order for the injured victim to receive compensation, it may be necessary to investigate who was at fault.

According to California's negligence laws, parties who cause injuries to another are liable. An owner or trainer who is negligent in a fitness center accident may be liable to the injured patron for the injuries they suffered.

Garage Door 

Garage Door 

In the event a garage door malfunctions or an accident occurs, a lawsuit can be filed to compensate the injured party. A garage door accident can result in injuries that can be minor or fatal. The family of someone killed by a garage door may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death claim Certain family members are eligible to receive damages, including: Funeral and burial expenses; Loss of financial support; and Loss of consortium.

Injuries caused by garage doors may be held liable by the party that caused them. A victim of an accident may file a lawsuit against the negligent party, which may include: The property owner; Contractor or construction company; or Garage door manufacturer.

The landlord may be liable for injuries caused by a garage door accident if he or she owns, occupies, or controls the property. It may depend on who had control over the garage and what type of property was involved in the accident. It may be the landlord, property manager, or maintenance company that is responsible for garage door accidents on commercial property.

Guardrail

Guardrail

The purpose of guardrails on highways is to save lives. Defective guardrails, on the other hand, can increase the risk of death or serious injury during a collision. Guardianrail injury victims may be able to recover damages for: Medical expenses, Lost income, and Pain and suffering.

 

It is possible to be held liable for a guardrail injury accident due to negligence, premises liability, or product defect liability. Families may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible for a fatal car crash caused by a faulty or dangerous guardrail. The family of the deceased can sue for damages to cover funeral expenses and replace the lost income the deceased would have generated.

Horseback Riding  

Horseback Riding  

A horseback riding rider generally assumes the risks associated with horseback riding because horses are inherently dangerous animals. However, horse owners can still be held liable for injuries their horses cause if they act with gross negligence, recklessness, or intent.

If you have been injured by a horse, you may be entitled to compensation by filing an equine liability lawsuit. Financial compensation can be obtained in the following ways: Medical bills, Loss of income, Loss of consortium, Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs, Pain and suffering.

A horse can inflict serious injury because of its incredible power. Horses often inflict these injuries because of their moods or attitudes, the unpredictable nature of animals, or dangerous conditions, such as a problem with the ground on which the ride is taking place.

As a result of these risks, courts in California presume that horseback riding involves a high degree of risk in most situations.

Ladder Accident 

Ladder Accident 

An injured victim can file a personal injury claim to receive monetary damages for their injuries caused by a ladder accident. It is possible to file a lawsuit for personal injury against the Ladder manufacturer, the Store that sold the ladder, the Construction company, the Property owner, or anyone else involved in the accident.

If a victim is injured after falling from a ladder, they may be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages. Lawsuits involving ladder accidents commonly allege that someone else handled the ladder negligently, the ladder was defective, or the ladder was in an unsafe condition.

Sports Injuries at School 

Sports Injuries at School 

Students who participate in school activities suffer millions of sports-related injuries each year. Mild to severe injuries are common. Treatment is costly and painful. Based on negligence, school districts may be legally responsible for a student's injuries.

The school, teacher, coach, or school district may be required to pay for damages if they were responsible for the student's injuries. Medical bills, lost income, and pain & suffering are common damages in a personal injury lawsuit.

It is not always easy to figure out when and how a personal injury lawsuit can be filed against a school district. Filing a lawsuit against a school may require special notice and timelines.

Sports-related injuries send more than 2.6 million children aged 19 and under to the ER each year in the United States. There are many sports-related injuries that occur at school and on school grounds, as well as through school-organized team sports.

Injuries can also be caused by school training facilities, such as gyms, fitness centers, or workout rooms. Slip and fall accidents, lifting injuries, and defective workout equipment are all included.

Stairway/Staircase Accidents 

Stairway/Staircase Accidents 

Injuries caused by faulty staircases or negligent property owners are handled by our stairway accident lawyers. In the United States, over 1 million people are injured on staircases each year. These accident victims and their families should receive fair compensation.

Broken bones, sprains, and lacerations are common injuries from falling down stairs. In most cases, slip and fall accidents, missing handrails, and poor lighting are to blame for these injuries.

Stairway injury lawsuits can be filed by personal injury attorneys on behalf of injury victims. Premises liability law is typically involved in these cases.

Lawyers who specialize in staircase accidents can also help clients gather evidence to prove the property owner's negligence. An attorney can refer a difficult case to an expert to interpret the evidence and/or explain it to a judge or jury.

A personal injury lawyer can help a client file a personal injury claim with a property owner's insurance company. Attorneys can also negotiate with the insurance adjuster on the client's behalf.

Furthermore, lawyers can file lawsuits in personal injury cases on behalf of their clients and work to receive favorable verdicts.

Swimming Pool Injuries 

Swimming Pool Injuries 

Swimmers and spa users who have been injured in an accident can rely on our expert pool injury lawyers. Across the U.S., pool injuries are unfortunately all too common, and young children are statistically more likely to suffer from them. Approximately 80% of pool- or spa-related injuries treated in emergency rooms in 2019 involved children under the age of five. Adults and children injured in accidents deserve fair compensation.

In swimming pool accidents, the most common injuries are head injuries, brain injuries, and broken bones. Most commonly, these harms are caused by slip and fall incidents, accidents involving pool drains, skin irritation caused by pool chemicals, and cuts from sharp edges and surfaces.

Attorneys for personal injury can represent injured victims in swimming pool accident lawsuits. The surviving family members of a victim who died in a pool accident can sue the party responsible for causing the accident for wrongful death. In addition to burial and funeral expenses, compensation for the loss of companionship and support, burial and funeral expenses are damages that can be incurred.

A swimming accident case is valuable to them. This means that an attorney can ask for a case payout that adequately reflects the damages suffered by the victim.

In some cases (such as those with additional liable parties), attorneys can uncover hidden value. A lawyer's client stands to gain more if this value is discovered.

Additionally, an injury attorney is responsible for handling all the details and complexities surrounding an accident case. As a result, victims are able to concentrate entirely on healing.

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