Premises Liability

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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Liability insurance may help when accidents happen

There are many different types of liability insurance in California. Some common types include a homeowner’s insurance policy, auto insurance for drivers and general liability insurance for businesses. Anyone may become liable for an accident at any time, making liability insurance a good investment when policyholders can count on this to pick up the slack.Still, property owners often express surprise when they find that they are responsible for an accident. NerdWallet shares some of the...
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Understanding the value of maintaining your commercial property

Owning and operating a company in California can be hard work, especially if you have the desire to make your business one that is frequented by loyal customers who appreciate your organization's products and services. An interesting aspect of keeping your business well-maintained includes keeping the premises manicured in order to prevent unnecessary hazards from harming your customers. At Callahan and Blaine, we understand the risks and challenges of operating a business and are here...
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Reviewing a property owner’s duty of care

You might assume that whenever you enter onto another's property in Orange County, the owner of the property must see to your safety while there. The same assumption has been shared by many of those who have come to us here at Callahan & Blaine, yet they (like you may be) have been surprised to learn that is not always the case. Liability for injuries suffered on another's property depends largely on the circumstances of why you...
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Helping older adults avoid falls and injuries

Slip-and-fall accidents are fairly common among California residents, especially those in older age brackets. Falls may lead to severe injuries that may take a long time to heal. Both individuals and companies may face legal responsibility for accidents that happen on their property. There are many factors that may increase the risk of slip-and-fall accidents. Eliminating these common issues may help protect older adults from falls and related injuries.Falls are frequent among adults over 65...
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