Dangerous Conditions on Private Property
San Mateo Premises Liability Lawyer
California state law and local regulations require property owners to take certain precautions to prevent foreseeable accidents and assaults on the premises of office buildings, retail stores, rental property, construction sites, and residential homes. Failure to maintain reasonably safe conditions entitles injured persons to claims for premises liability.
Attorney Reuben J. Donig has been helping clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area recover compensation through premises liability claims since 1976. If you have been injured as a result of the dangerous condition of a private property, and would like to discuss a possible claim with Mr. Donig, please contact our San Mateo office to arrange a free consultation.
California building code violations
In California, state and local building codes are designed to protect the community. When a contractor or owner modifies a building without regard to these regulations, or in some other way violates the building codes, a person injured in a resulting slip and fall accident, foundation collapse, or explosion is clearly entitled to a premises liability claim. If the negligence of a public employee is responsible, a claim can be brought against the state, city, or county. Our lawyer will work with industry experts and physicists to identify building code violations and demonstrate liability to an insurance company or jury.
Negligent security and assaults
The grounds of a property open to the public should be reasonably secure. Depending on the situation, parking ramp or parking lot security cameras, adequate security staff, well-lighted hallways and staircases may be necessary to protect visitors to the property. A violent or sexual assault resulting from negligent security may entitle the victim to a premises liability claim for damages including pain, suffering, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Protecting children from animal attacks and attractive hazards
The law expects property owners to take special precautions regarding the safety of children. Property insurance often includes general liability insurance that provides compensation for a dog bite victim, the family of a child who drowned under a swimming pool cover or in a spa, or a child injured after being attracted onto an unfenced construction site or other hazardous property. Each case is unique, and it is necessary to get a well-informed legal opinion on how the law applies to your situation.
No attorney fees unless we get results
If a member of your family has been seriously injured as a result of dangerous conditions on private or commercial property, it is extremely important that you get a legal opinion before accepting any insurance settlement offer. If you would like to speak with our lawyer about your claim, please call 650.489.0545 or e-mail our San Mateo office to arrange a free consultation. All cases at our firm are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we charge no attorney fees unless our client recovers compensation as a result of our efforts.
Reuben J. Donig
San Mateo, California, Personal Injury Lawyer