Premises Liability

Who Is Liable for Amusement Park Accidents?

Amusement parks are places where families can go to enjoy the rides, eat some relatively unhealthy food, and go home happy. However, what happens if an injury occurs on an amusement park ride? What happens if a person gets injured in a slip and fall accident while walking through the amusement park? Even though this is something that does not happen to most people, the reality is that there are times when injuries occur at...
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If Someone Gets Hurt While Working on Your Property Are You Liable?

There are plenty of reasons for a property owner to call someone else to come to help them work on their premises. Maybe they need a plumber to come fix a leaky faucet. Perhaps they are finally going to get a deck installed in their backyard. Regardless of why a person needs to have somebody come over to work on their property, it is important to know what could happen if someone gets hurt while...
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If Someone Trespasses on My Property and Gets Hurt Am I Liable?

The last thing you expect is that someone will trespass on your property. However, the reality is that it is not uncommon for people to go into places or onto a property that is not theirs. Trespassing is generally considered a crime, but what happens if a trespasser gets hurt while they are on your property? Injuries to trespassers can become a challenging area of premises liability law. In most situations, we will find that...
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Who Is Liable for an Accident on an Easement?

There are various reasons why a person may have an “easement” on their property. In fact, easements are fairly common in and around our area. An easement essentially gives another person or entity the legal right to use a person's land for the duration of an agreed-upon period of time. However, what happens if an accident occurs on the easement? Will the property owner who originally had that land be responsible for the incident, or...
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Disciplinary actions in jail may have led to wrongful death suit

Young people sometimes act out and get themselves into trouble in California, and on occasion that may land a person in jail. Disciplinary action may be necessary to restrain someone but it certainly should not permanently harm or kill a person. In the instance of a death, a wrongful death lawsuit may be warranted.In a recent case in Alameda County, a young man died while in police custody. The 23-year-old was said to have died as a result...
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