San Diego Premises Liability Lawyer
Accidents at Restaurants, Malls, Grocery Stores & More
If you are injured while on another person's property because the owner or manager of the premises was negligent in maintaining reasonably safe property grounds, you may be able to seek compensation for medical care and other expenses or losses.
Cases of this kind fall under the area of premises liability law, which applies to the legal accountability of landowners for accidents and injuries that occur on their properties. At The McClellan Law Firm, we handle all types of premises liability claims in San Diego.
With our firm to represent your interests, you can seek justice for:
- Slip and fall accidents: These are the most commonly filed premises liability claims and involve situations where customers or visitors on another's property slip, trip or fall because of hazardous conditions on the premises. Standing water, freshly waxed floors, objects in walkways, and other conditions can cause these serious accidents.
- Amusement park injuries: The San Diego area is home to various amusement parks, theme parks and zoos. If you are visiting one of these attractions and are injured, you may have grounds for legal action. Our team handles cases of this kind involving roller coaster accidents, water-related injuries, slip and fall accidents, and more.
- Swimming pool accidents: If you or your children are using a public pool or pool on another's property, the property owner owes a certain duty of care for your safety. We help people who are injured in slip and fall accidents at pools, who suffer serious injury in near-drowning accidents and who have lost loved ones to drowning.
- Elevator and escalator accidents: Using an elevator or escalator can be dangerous if it is not properly inspected, maintained or repaired. If you fell on an escalator, became trapped in an elevator or escalator or suffered any type of injury while using one of these, you may have grounds for a premises liability or product liability case.
- Injuries caused by inadequate security: Property owners in California have a responsibility to protect lawful visitors and customers through reasonable security measures. This may include locks, security cameras, and guards. If a property has inadequate security and you are injured as a result, you may have a valid case against the owner.
Whether you were injured at a grocery store, retail store, mall, parking lot, park, playground, public property, school, restaurant, nightclub, bar, apartment complex, office building or other property owned or managed by another person, we may be able to help you pursue a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries.
Our premises liability lawyers have spent over 40 years representing injured victims in court and at the negotiation table, and through our efforts have secured over 140 verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more each.
Common Hazards on Unsafe Properties
It’s the responsibility of property owners and building managers to keep their buildings well-maintained in order to protect people on site from harm. When they fail to do so, the risk a serious injury like a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury increases.
There are a number of hazards that could cause an accident, such as:
- Broken or missing handrails
- Dangerous driveways
- Improperly constructed scaffolding
- Reckless use of a crane
- Slippery surfaces
- Poor signage to warn of dangerous surfaces
- Unsafe floor boards
- Raised and worn carpeting
- Cracked sidewalks
With decades of experience, The McClellan Law Firm knows how to investigate your accident in order to build a strong case that will help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our premises liability attorneys in San Diego have successfully argued for our clients in front of juries and at negotiation tables, so you can rest assured that your case is good hands when you hire us to represent you in your time of need.
Ceiling & Building Collapses
There are a number of different ways buildings can collapse, which include:
- Inability to support the load: This is usually the result of poor architectural design or poor construction.
- Corrosion or fatigue: Over time, instability in the properties of the building materials or the overall design or geometry of the structure could lead to the formation of cracks at stress points that grow and eventually cause collapse.
- Manufacturing errors: Anything from poor workmanship, failure to adhere to the approved design, improper heat treating, incorrect sizing or poor material selection could lead to total failure.
- Defective materials: Improper manufacturing or damage from prior use could lead to failure and collapse of the structure.
- Failure to consider unexpected conditions: This type of failure could be caused by those maintaining or using the building lacking the necessary training to properly maintain it, or events like heavy snow, ice, rain, earthquakes or other natural disasters.
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A landowner may be accountable for injuries sustained on their property if:
- They were negligent in using or maintaining the property;
- You suffered harm, and
- Your injuries resulted from the landowner's negligence.
Serious injuries often come with massive medical bills and significant damages, and when they are caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve the chance to fight for compensation. The McClellan Law Firm is committed to providing each client with the passionate representation they require to recover the compensation they need.
It takes a competent lawyer to prove landowner negligence and liability, which is why we recommend acting quickly and contacting our firm if you were injured on another's property. At The McClellan Law Firm, our San Diego premises liability attorneys have secured more than 140 settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million each.
Our experienced team is standing by to see how we can help you – contact The McClellan Law Firm today at (619) 215-1488 to get started on your case.