Dog Attacks / Dog Bites
Insurance Bad Faith
Slip and Fall Injuries
Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Detector Malfunction
Swimming Pool Accidents / Drowning Accidents
California Premises Liability Trial Lawyers
Landowners and property owners have a duty to keep their buildings, properties, and facilities in a reasonably safe condition. If an unsafe condition exists on the premises that causes or contributes harm to an individual, the injured person is entitled to damages.
Landowners, landlords, and their insurance companies aggressively defend premises liability cases to avoid paying plaintiffs in accident and wrongful death lawsuits.
AlderLaw has successfully represented many individuals who were injured due to a properly or landowner's negligence in maintaining their property. In 2007, Michael Alder, an experienced premises liability attorney, won a $7.8 million verdict for a woman seriously injured on an auto auction lot, even though she was found to be trespassing.
We invite you to contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We work on a contingency basis which means you pay us when we settle or win your case for you. Call our Beverly Hills, CA office at (310) 275-9131 or our office in Santa Barbara at (805) 962-0099 to schedule your free legal consultation.
Premises Liability Practice Specialty Areas
Dog Bites and Dog Attacks
California law allows dog attack victims to hold dog owners responsible for unprovoked attacks - even if the dog had never bitten before or never showed any signs of aggression in the past. Most attacks are made by dogs owned by family members or friends. You may worry about taking legal action against someone close to you. But in California, there is no question: the owner of a dog that attacks someone without provocation is always liable. And, in most cases, dog owners will have insurance that will pay on the claim.
Faulty Smoke Detector Lawsuits
At AlderLaw, we have had multiple multimillion recoveries for victims of burn injuries due to smoke detector malfunction. We have held landlords and responsible at trial, and have won our clients millions of dollars from builders who failed to ensure that the smoke detectors in the homes they built and sold worked properly. [Verdicts and Settlements]
Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall Premises Accidents
Although these types of cases are difficult to take to trial, AlderLaw has a nearly 100% success rate. Our experienced premises liability attorneys know how to ensure that the blame stays on the property owner, and seek full compensation for clients injured in slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents.
Swimming Pool / Hot Tub Accidents & Wrongful Deaths
If you have been injured, or someone you love drowned in a swimming pool, hot tub or other type of accident involving water, it is important that you contact our attorneys as soon as possible.
Although there is a two year statute of limitations on most personal injury and wrongful death cases in California, lawsuits involving accidents in public swimming pools must be filed within six (6) months.
Insurance Bad Faith - Failure to Pay Insurance Claims
Insurance policies are legally binding contracts. The policyholder pays insurance premiums and the insurer agrees to indemnify and defend you if a covered event occurs. When an insurer fails to honor the terms of the policy (the contract) the insured may have a claim for insurance bad faith.
For help with any type of premises liability accident or insurance problem, call our Beverly Hills, CA office at (310) 275-9131 or our office in Santa Barbara at (805) 962-0099, or contact us through our website.