Premises Liability Lawyers in Sacramento Advise Injured Clients
California firm represents people injured on others’ properties statewide
Under California premises liability law, property owners must keep property reasonably safe and warn people who come onto their property about possible dangers. At Mastagni Holstedt, APC in Sacramento, our attorneys help clients bring cases against property owners whose negligence results in injury.
Types of premises liability accidents
Premises liability is a type of personal injury case that covers various types of hazardous property situations. Incidents may occur inside buildings or on property grounds and can include situations such as the following:
- Falling merchandise from retail store shelves
- Unsafe elevators, escalators and stairs
- Slippery or wet floors
- Broken glass
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Hazards causing slips and falls
- Lack of security resulting in criminal assaults
- Building collapse
Almost any type of property can be subject to premises liability — retail stores, parking lots, public buildings, residences, farms or ranches, office buildings, parks, sports arenas and apartment buildings, to name a few.
Determining fault in a property accident
When ruling on a case, courts evaluate whether property owners regularly inspected the property, repaired hazards or took precautions to warn people who were on the property about hazards. For example, if someone suffers from a slip and fall, the attorney would have to provide evidence that some type of negligence existed for the property owner to be liable. The courts expect individuals who are on another person’s property to pay attention and do not hold property owners completely responsible for all accidents. In the legal system, property owners and persons who are legally on their property both have a duty to act reasonably.
Consult an experienced premises liability law firm serving Northern and Southern California
Our attorneys at Mastagni Holstedt, APC in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, Pleasanton and Redwood City have decades of experience handling premises liability accident and injury cases. Find out how we can help. Contact us online or call 877-212-6907 for a free consultation.