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San Diego Attorneys for Slip and Fall and Other Premises Liability Accidents
Premises liability accidents can happen just about anywhere—a slip and fall at a restaurant, a trip on the stairs at a sports arena, a toppling box at a grocery store. If a dangerous or hazardous condition causes you to injure yourself, you may have a premises liability claim against those responsible for maintaining a safe environment for the public. At Banker’s Hill Law Firm, A.P.C., our San Diego personal injury attorneys have extensive experience representing victims of premises liability accidents, working to win maximum compensation for our clients and to promote a safer San Diego for everyone.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
Premises liability cases involve injuries caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. In order to have a successful premises liability claim, you must show that the property owner (or person or entity in charge of the property) knew or should reasonably have known the premises were in an unsafe condition and still failed to take proper action to fix the situation. For example, if a box is left in the middle of a store aisle and nobody working at the store bothers to pick it up or move it even after noticing it, you may have a premises liability claim if you trip over the box and break your arm.
In addition to slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents, premises liability cases commonly involve inadequate maintenance, elevator and escalator accidents, defective staircases, swimming pool accidents, amusement park accidents, unsecured rugs or carpets, water leaks or flooding, toxic fumes or chemicals, and inadequate building security. Dog bites are also classified as premises liability accidents, but dog bite cases are unique because California has a “strict liability” law covering pet owners, which means you don’t have to show the dog owner knew or should have known the dog was dangerous to win your case.
A Note on Swimming Pool Accidents in San Diego
In most cases, swimming pool accidents involve a child and an unsupervised or unsecured pool. For this reason, San Diego has laws and safety ordinances in place that cover both public and private swimming pools. For example, private swimming pools in San Diego County must have an enclosure separating the pool from neighboring properties that is at least 60 inches high. If a swimming pool owner or operator fails to follow such legal requirements, that person or entity may be held responsible for any swimming pool accidents occurring on their property.
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San Diego has laws and safety ordinances in place that cover both public and private swimming pools. For example, private swimming pools in San Diego County must have an enclosure separating the pool from neighboring properties that is at least 60 inches high.
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If you or a loved one was injured at a place of business or on another person’s property due to a dangerous condition, you may have a premises liability claim for compensation. During a free initial consultation, one of our San Diego premises liability attorneys will consider the facts in your case and explain your options for getting a fair recovery. As our client, you won’t owe us any attorney’s fees until we obtain compensation on your behalf.