Premises Liability - Slips & Falls

Representing clients throughout Southern California, the Law Offices of Dennis R. Fusi, PLC handles premises liability cases involving personal injuries and wrongful deaths resulting from slips and falls and other accidents caused by dangerous or unsafe property conditions.

Premises Liability

Premises liability refers to a property owner's responsibility for injuries or deaths that are caused by a dangerous or unsafe condition on his or her property. Property owners and occupiers have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably safe by routinely inspecting the property, performing regular maintenance, repairing known dangers, and posting adequate warnings of any remaining hazards. Premises liability attaches not only to dangers that the property owner knew existed, but also to dangers that he or she should have known existed. If you were injured because of a dangerous condition at work, we can also assist you with a workers' compensation claim, which is distinct from a personal injury claim.

Property owners who may be held liable for injuries resulting from dangerous property conditions include private property owners, such as homeowners, businesses, restaurants, and sports stadiums, as well as public property owners, such as cities, counties, and the State of California.

Slips & Falls

Many types of hazardous conditions may cause people to slip and fall or trip and fall, often leading to catastrophic injuries. While many people think of spills as the cause of most slip and fall accidents, negligent or improper maintenance contributes to a significant number of slips, trips, and falls. Furthermore, slips and falls can occur almost anywhere, including shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, parking lots, private residences, at work, and on publicly owned property such as public sidewalks and government buildings. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Spills and fallen merchandise in stores
  • Uneven or slippery sidewalks
  • Uneven pavement or flooring
  • Unsafe balconies and balcony railings
  • Broken stairs and hand railings
  • Obstructions on stairs
  • Malfunctioning escalators or elevators
  • Unsecured electrical cords
  • Inadequately secured premises
  • Construction hazards, such as unsecured, falling objects

Because dangerous conditions are often easily fixable, gathering evidence as quickly as possible after an accident can be critical to substantiating a premises liability claim. Our attorneys are committed to efficiently and thoroughly investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident in order to maximize your chances of recovery.

Seek Experienced, Dedicated Legal Counsel

Our attorneys are experienced personal injury lawyers who have handled many premises liability and slip and fall cases. We are dedicated to meeting our clients' needs, coming to your home or hospital room if necessary. Please contact the Law Offices of Dennis R. Fusi, PLC to schedule a complimentary consultation regarding your potential claim. Se habla español.

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