Premises Liability

What should I do if I’m bitten by a dog?

California dog owners must keep their pets under control at all times. Failure to do so can result in significant injury if a dog lashes out at an unsuspecting victim, especially if the dog is overly aggressive. If you’ve been bitten by a dog it’s important to know what steps to take to ensure your injury doesn’t become even more severe.According to WebMD.com, one out of five of the 4.7 million Americans bitten by dogs on...
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Know the facts about slip and fall accidents

Each day people in people in Colorado and all over the nation suffer from significant injuries caused by slip and fall accidents. Here at Callahan & Blaine, our skilled legal team has seen firsthand the damage that can be caused by a slip and fall. To this end, we urge our clients to be aware of the facts surrounding such accidents, from how likely they are to occur to what sort of injuries can result....
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What are some common grocery store hazards?

For Orange County shoppers, a trip to the grocery store can quickly turn disastrous when common hazards are prevalent. These hazards can pose serious risk of injury to all shoppers, which is why it’s so important for workers to go above and beyond in their duties in an attempt to keep everyone safe. Failure to do so could lead to a number of ill-effects should a shopper be injured during a visit.PriceGun.com lists a few...
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How can I ensure playground equipment is safe?

Designers of California playgrounds have a responsibility to create a safe environment for children. However, as a parent you are no doubt concerned about your child’s overall well-being when using playground equipment. In some cases improper design can cause your child to become seriously injured, which is why you must remain vigilant to what ultimately makes a playground safe for use.KidsHealth.org provides some important information on playground safety, particularly as it relates to design. Knowing...
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Are landlords required to install smoke detectors?

If you are living in a rental property in California, you know that your landlord has certain responsibilities under the law. This includes ensuring a home has working smoke detectors throughout the property to alert renters in the event of a fire. Smoke detectors are mandatory in all properties in the state, and landlords are obligated to provide their tenants with functioning detectors in both commercial and residential buildings.  According to SFGate.com, California law is...
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