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Owners of a property have a general duty to maintain their property in a manner that reasonably reduces the risk of unnecessary harm to others. If you have been injured in a premises liability accident, whether a slip-and-fall or dog bite injury case, it is time to seek the compensation that you deserve.
Premises liability claims can be complicated as it can be difficult to prove that the property owner is negligent for injuries that were sustained on his or her property. We painstakingly gather evidence in every case to ensure we have all of the facts.
Our firm has a strong track record of successfully representing people in a variety of premises liability claims. We know the tactics used by insurance companies to fight claims. We are effective because we know how to anticipate all of their arguments and we are always prepared.
Slip-and-fall accidents: One of the most common forms of injury is the slip-and-fall accident. These kinds of accidents involve a person slipping on some surface. They can take place anywhere from restaurants to grocery stores or sidewalks. The injuries sustained in a slip-and-fall accident can range from minor bruising to a traumatic brain injury or death.
Trip-and-fall accidents: Like slip-and-fall accidents, trip-and-fall accidents are a result of an owner not addressing a hazard. This could include uneven walkways, potholes, poor lighting or items left in a walkway.
Swimming pool accidents: Swimming pool accidents typically involve drowning, a slip-and-fall accident or a head trauma as a result of diving into a poorly or inadequately marked pool depth. According to the CDC, drowning remains the leading cause of death for children aged 14 and under.
Stairwell falls: Stairwell falls are easily preventable accidents. Weak lighting, slippery stairs, loose or missing handrails, and rotting wood are all basic maintenance items that a diligent owner should be paying attention to.
Playground accidents: Playground accidents are generally caused by two things: inadequate supervision or poor maintenance of playground equipment. Whether in a day care setting or a playground itself, children can suffer life-threatening injuries.
Injuries from falling objects: Injuries from falling objects are often severe and sometimes cause fatal injuries. Falling object injuries happen most often at construction sites, in bulk or big box stores or when pieces of a building break off the facade. We help clients recover by showing who lost control of the object that fell. This involves more than showing ownership, as the person must have been in possession of it before it fell.
Injuries from collapsed decks and structures: Injuries from collapsed decks and structures are almost always due to deferred maintenance of a structure or inadequate construction. A failure to inspect structures is not a defense. Property owners have a duty to regularly look for potential hazards.
Injuries from dangerous stairways and railings: Injuries from falls on dangerous stairways or railings are often due to a property owner or manager who has failed to maintain or adequately inspect these areas to ensure they are safe.
Injuries from fires, explosions or electrocution: Injuries from fires, explosions or electrocution include burns and internal organ damage. We see these types of injuries most often in construction accidents, but we also see them in residential and rental properties where old wiring has not been updated and live wires are exposed and not properly secured.
Our attorneys practice exclusively in personal injury law to provide the skilled and experienced representation you require. We have handled thousands of personal injury cases and have a proven record of results. Attorney John Airola is a former insurance defense attorney with more than 25 years of experience in personal injury law. Together John Airola and Tuesday Airola have over 35 years of combined legal experience in personal injury law.
From our main office in Sacramento, we serve clients throughout Northern California. We can meet with you at other locations for your convenience. Home and hospital visits are available for people who are unable to visit our office due to serious injuries.
To speak with a Sacramento premises liability attorney at Airola Law Offices, call 916-971-3314.