California Premises Liability Trial Attorneys
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.
A first line of defense defendant's lawyers use is to attempt to place the fault on the injured party. Defense attorneys rely on laws that limit damages based on circumstances, including why the person was on the property (i.e., did the person have permission or were they trespassing), the purpose of the property, and the foreseeability of the accident or injury that occurred.
Premises Liability Lawsuits: Verdicts and Settlements
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.
Other lawsuits and settlements AlderLaw has handled include:
- Cases where properties did not have properly working or interconnected smoke detectors;
- Trip-and-fall cases where property owners were negligent in keeping their properties hazard-free;
- Mudslide cases where campers were killed due to improper maintenance of campgrounds;
- Cases involving improper grading leading to flood potential of a neighbor's business;
- Ceiling collapse cases resulting in substantial injuries to victims below the faulty ceiling; and
- Cases involving mold or other hazardous materials.
Free Consultation with a Premises Liability Attorney
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.