Establishing Negligence in Premises Liability Cases in Fresno-Clovis
Property owners are responsible for maintaining their properties in a safe manner and the law is stated as such. When they fail and someone is harmed as a result of negligence, the owners can be sued under the premises liability laws. Premises liability lawsuits, however, can be extremely difficult. Each case is unique and requires an investigation into how the accident happened and whether the property owner acted negligently in maintaining their property.
At the Law Officers of Eric Escamilla, we have experience investigating cases involving unsafe property negligence. If you were injured on someone else’s property, contact us to learn how we can put our experience to work for you. Call (559) 485-2535 today.
Did property owner actions or negligence cause your accident in Fresno or Clovis?
When an unsafe condition exists and causes injury, it is important to establish whether the property owner knew the problem existed and had time to correct it.
- Expert witnesses can determine if those standards of care were met. Our personal injury attorneys have a network of experts we can call on. Was the stairwell properly designed in manufacturing? Was the floor properly maintained? Engineers, architects, maintenance experts and others can contribute to our understanding of how the accident happened and whether the property owner could have prevented the accident.
- Lack of property maintenance can cause dangerous premises. When an elevator fell three floors and a person was injured, we found that the owner failed to provide proper maintenance to the elevator. The owner was responsible for the elevator injury because of that lack of maintenance. Failure to keep a stairwell in good working condition can cause a stairwell injury. A falling accident can be caused by unsafe railings, debris in a store aisle, torn carpet in a hallway, lack of lighting in a parking lot or a defective, cracked sidewalk.
- Negligent security can lead to dangerous attacks and sometimes serious injury. The difference between a safe environment and a dangerous one can be small but a very important detail. Broken apartment locks, lack of sufficient lighting, unsecured hotel doors or a security guard on break can provide opportunity for a criminal mind. When a business owner is aware of security problems and fails to deal with those problems, the owner can be held liable for injuries caused by negligence.
Our personal injury lawyers have the experience it takes to ask the right questions, talk to the right experts and determine whether you have a case for premises liability. If you have any questions about an accident involving unsafe property, contact us. We represent clients in Fresno-Clovis and the entire Valley.