Peach & Weathers
Free Consultations 909-494-2565
Your Legal Issue Is Important 909-494-2565
Areas & Topics

premises liability Archives

Premises liability: Can I sue my landlord?

As a tenant living in an apartment in San Bernardino, you may believe you can sue your landlords for anything that goes wrong with your apartment that results in an injury. There are certain issues that property owners are responsible for that can affect the habitability of their properties and tenant safety. If they fail to handle those issues properly, you may have a claim for compensation. Here is a breakdown of what you should know about premises liability.

In California, landowners owe a duty of care to everyone

In premises liability cases, many other states in the country still distinguish between whether an injured person had permission, either expressed or implied, to be on the property where their injury took place. The idea is that landowners should not have the same obligation to make the land safe for someone whom they may not even know is there and who certainly does not have permission to be on the property.

Are schools liable for student injuries?

The short answer is, it depends. Wait, you might think, “aren’t school entrusted to protect my child? How can they evade responsibility?” You are right; schools are required to care for the students while they are under the care of the school. But the law also recognizes that the school cannot be liable for every injury sustained on campus because of circumstances beyond the school’s control.  

Are schools liable for student injuries?

The short answer is, it depends. Wait, you might think, "aren't school entrusted to protect my child? How can they evade responsibility?" You are right; schools are required to care for the students while they are under the care of the school. But the law also recognizes that the school cannot be liable for every injury sustained on campus because of circumstances beyond the school's control.

The basics of premises liability

Premises liability is a variation of the tort theory of negligence. Negligence allows anyone to recover for the harm they suffer due to the negligent actions (or inactions) of another person. Premises liability deals specifically with injuries that occur on real property (i.e. land and buildings). This post will go over the basics of premises liability and how it is treated by the states.

Myths about slip and fall claims reviewed, Part 2

Premises liability refers to the class of cases in which liability arises because a person incurred an injury on the premises of another. Unfortunately, premises liability is subject to a variety of misconceptions and myths. A previous post sought to dispel those myths. This post will continue addressing and the dismissing the rest of the typical misconceptions.

Myths about slip and fall claims reviewed, Part 1

Premises liability suits are prone to many different myths and interpretations. Some of these myths are due to media exaggerating the implications of a certain case or simply misunderstanding the law. Many states adhere to the traditional premises liability rules which can be confusing, even for attorneys. This post will go over the common premises liability myths to ensure that you don't fall for one of them.

Falling on the sidewalk

Have you ever noticed all the construction that takes place in your neighborhood? The roads or the sidewalks always have orange cones around them. Because of poorly maintained sidewalks, accidents take place on a regular basis. These accidents are usually as a result of a raised sidewalk, or cracked concrete, tree roots coming out of the ground, potholes, etc.

Contact

San Bernardino Office
788 N. Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Phone: 909-494-2565
Fax: 909-885-9565
San Bernardino Law Office Map

Riverside Office
7095 Indiana Avenue
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: 909-494-2565
Map & Directions

Review Us