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premises liability Archives

What can I do if I'm robbed in a store?

When you are in a grocery store or shopping mall, the law expects that the owners of the premises keep all legal visitors as safe as possible. This means making sure that there are no hazards or dangers that might cause people to slip or injure themselves. It also means making sure that there is adequate security in place to prevent a robbery or an assault from happening on the premises.

Taking action after an injury in a California bar

There are many factors that could cause accidents or injuries on another person's or company's premises. Establishing whom is to blame when a person gets hurt can be challenging. This is especially true in places like bars and nightclubs where the influence of alcohol is often added into the mix.

How can homeowners make pools safer?

Pools are often considered an attractive nuisance. While people assume they'll lead to hours of enjoyment in the summer sun, the reality is that nothing causes more injuries or deaths than drowning accidents for kids who are 4 years old and younger. That's directly from the Orange County Fire Authority. In addition, 80 percent of these incidents happen in backyard pools.

What safety issues are your landlord's responsibility?

Landlords and tenants can often end up at odds over small things -- like whose responsibility it is to keep the sidewalk clear or who has to fix a handrail that's worn loose over time. These issues can particularly crop up if someone ends up injured through a defect on the property.