San Francisco Premises Liability Attorney
Homeowners, landlords, owners of retail stores and other commercial establishments, managers of apartment complexes, and owners of commercial property are responsible for maintaining safe premises. When a property owner knows — or should know — of a dangerous condition, and fails to perform maintenance or take other measures to protect visitors, a resulting accident entitles an injury victim to a premises liability claim.
Does a trip and fall or other injury entitle you to a claim?
Walkways should be free from trip hazards. Regardless of your vision, or the lighting at the time, you should be safe walking indoors or outdoors on someone else's property. You should not have to be gingerly stepping over fixed or temporary obstacles. If you are looking out for traffic or greeting another person, you cannot at the same time be looking at the ground for potential trip hazards.
If you've been injured because someone else negligently failed to keep their property safe, you're entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, these claims can be difficult, since it is usually necessary to demonstrate that the owner, tenant, or employees knew or should have known about and corrected the dangerous condition. At Reuben J. Donig in San Mateo, California, our lawyer has been handling premises liability claims for clients in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1976. If you were seriously injured in an assault, slip and fall, or other accident, and would like Mr. Donig to evaluate your case for a possible premises liability claim, please contact us to arrange a free consultation.
A slippery aisle resulting in a slip-and-fall accident in a supermarket, inadequate security leading to an assault, falling merchandise in a retail store, a staircase that fails to meet code, debris or an uneven sidewalk leading to a trip-and-fall accident — these are a few examples of negligence that can result in serious injuries, including back injuries, brain damage, broken bones, torn ligaments or tendons, paralysis, even death. It is our goal to see that our clients recover full compensation for such injuries.
The landowner is responsible for maintenance performed
Even if a landowner or government agency has hired a contractor to maintain the property, the property is under construction, or the property has been rented to a tenant, the landowner may be responsible for negligent maintenance. In some cases an accident victim will have several claims. Our lawyer will work to identify all responsible parties. For more, see:
No attorney fees unless we get results
If a member of your family has been seriously injured in a slip and fall or some other accident on dangerous 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 contact 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