Who Is The Defendant In A Premises Liability Case?

DEFENDANTS IN A SLIP AND FALL CASE When a premises liability case (i.e. slip and fall or trip and fall incident) occurs, determining who the proper defendant to be named in the lawsuit is complicated. Multiple parties may bear responsibility for the safety of the premises.  The possible defendants in a slip and fall case may include: the property owner, business operator, employer, property management company, contractors performing services on the premises, and even a manufacturer or supplier of any floor care products, flooring or footwear involved in the incident. The business owner or a [...]

Who Is The Defendant In A Premises Liability Case?2022-09-14T01:36:18-07:00

Nursing Home Injury

Do you know that most nursing home injury cases are not due to any fault of the residents? Nursing home injury cases are too common. Nursing homes must take care of their residents. We trust that the nursing homes will provide adequate care. But sometimes they abuse our trust and do not give the service that they are legally supposed to. Have you or your loved one suffered a nursing home injury due to the mismanagement of a nursing home facility? If due to unsafe conditions or ill-trained staff, you or your loved one gets hurt, the nursing homes are [...]

Nursing Home Injury2022-09-11T14:53:07-07:00

What Is A Contingency Fee?

Contingency Fee Explained! For personal injury case, we take cases on a contingency fee and we don’t get paid unless we win your case! No win no fee! A contingency is when the personal injury lawyer will take on your case for a percentage of what the lawyer can recover for you. If you were seriously harmed, the personal injury lawyer will advance the litigation costs. This means there are no upfront costs to you. Usually, when you are injured and have a potential claim against an insured defendant, a personal injury attorney will represent [...]

What Is A Contingency Fee?2022-09-14T01:48:01-07:00

What Should I Do After An Accident?

There are certain steps that should be taken after an accident.  These are the significant points to stress: (1) Don't discuss incident with other party or that party's representative (usually an insurance company investigator): Statements made at the time of or following the incident could be used against claimant as the case unfolds. (2) Seek immediate medical attention: Documentation of injuries is essential to recovery of damages; and procrastination in seeking necessary medical treatment can reduce the value of the claim. Note that this advice should be given regardless of the apparent magnitude of the injuries. It is the possibility [...]

What Should I Do After An Accident?2020-04-29T21:45:11-07:00

What Is Negligence? 

What Does Negligence Mean? Negligence is a word used widely in the legal community, but what does it mean? Negligence is the failure to conduct oneself with the level of care owed to others as a reasonable prudent person would have conducted themself if they were under similar circumstances. For example: If someone decides to get behind the wheel of a vehicle knowing that they are intoxicated and then someone gets killed because they drove while under the influence this would be considered negligence. A reasonable person would not get behind the wheel of a vehicle especially while under the [...]

What Is Negligence? 2020-03-04T09:36:15-08:00

Property Owner Liability

PROPERTY OWNER LIABILITY: WHAT IS THE DEFENDANT’S BASIC DUTY OF CARE? Every person who owns or controls the property, has a basic standard of care to maintain that property in a safe condition.  In every property owner liability case, there is a standard of care that must be satisfied.  According to California Civil Jury Instruction (CACI) No. 1001, entitled Basic Standard of Care: A person who owns, leases, occupies, or controls property is negligent if he or she fails to use reasonable care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. A person who owns, leases, occupies, or controls [...]

Property Owner Liability2020-03-02T12:43:03-08:00