Oakland Premises Liability Lawyer
Business owners, homeowners, and building owners are responsible for keeping their property safe and warning visitors of dangerous conditions. Slip-and-fall accidents, dog bites, and other injuries caused by negligent owners occur frequently. Many of these unfortunate injuries could have been prevented with proper maintenance, and if the owner had adequately warned the visitor or customer. When they fail to take the proper precautions and someone gets hurt, the injured party can file a premises liability claim.
If you are injury on someone else’s property because the property owner or manager breached their duty to keep you safe, either because they created a dangerous condition or failed to fix it, creates premises liability. You do not have to face your financial and legal burdens alone. Our Oakland premises liability lawyers will help you build a case for recovery and ensure that your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages are appropriately compensated.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability is a broad area of law that covers more than just slipping and falling at a grocery store. Any injury incurred on someone else’s property as a result of the property owner or manager failing to keep you safe in accordance with their duty falls under the domain of premises liability.
The seasoned Oakland premises liability attorneys at Venardi Zurada have decades of experience recovering damages for clients injured in premises liability accidents. We have the legal expertise, the knowledge, and the passion necessary to secure the best available results in even the most challenging premises liability cases.
We handle premises liability matters of all kinds, including, but not limited to:
- Trip-and-fall injuries
- Dog bites
- Parking lot injuries
- Apartment injuries
- Ladder collapses
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Ceiling collapse injuries
- Grocery store injuries
- Escalator and elevator malfunctions
- Cracked sidewalks
- Scaffolding collapses
- Inadequate security
- Swimming pool injuries
- Other injuries caused by poor maintenance or negligence
Proving Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability cases depend on the duties that property owners owe to guests. The level of responsibility changes depending on the type of property and the nature of the defendant. Store owners, for example, generally have a responsibility to inspect their property for new hazards, such as spilled liquids or inadequate lighting hazards. If a spill just happened a few seconds before the slip and fall, a store may not be liable because it did not have time to recognize the danger and clean it up; but if the store had enough time to discover the spill and either warn about it or clean it up, but failed to do this, then the store failed in its duties to keep guests safe. If the liquid on a floor was caused by a known condition such as a leaky roof or equipment, then the business must act responsibly to fixing the underlying problem and preventing the wet floor in the first place.
Homeowners, on the other hand, have a duty to inform guests of known hazards but are less likely to be liable for new or unknown dangers. They must tell you about a faulty staircase, but if you slip on a spill in their kitchen, proving liability will be much harder. The seasoned premises liability attorneys at Venardi Zurada have years of experience recovering damages for injured clients. We know the law and the evidence necessary to bring the strongest premises liability claims, and we work to ensure the best possible results for our clients, no matter the case.
Call a Seasoned Oakland Premises Liability Lawyer After Your Slip-and-Fall Accident
If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a slip-and-fall or other accident on someone else’s premises in Oakland, the passionate and professional premises liability lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP, are ready to hear your case. Call 925-937-3900 or reach out online today for a free consultation. We take contingency fees in premises liability cases, which means that you will only pay us after we recover compensation for you.