Premises Liability Archives

Premises liability claim against Dodgers headed to mediation

Baseball fans in California may remember a certain 2015 playoff game between the Dodgers and the Mets. While the Mets ultimately prevailed over the Dodgers, most people could agree that a fair game was played, and Dodgers fans ultimately looked forward to the next season in hopes of a victory therein. However, one Dodgers fan was seriously injured in a physical altercation after a 2015 playoff game and decided to pursue a legal claim against the Dodgers and the people he says attacked him.

Park tree falls and injures patrons, resulting in legal action

The city of Newark has found itself paying nearly $400,000 after reaching a settlement agreement with patrons injured by a rotten tree in a city park. Multiple people were struck and injured by the tree when it fell after the city's failure to maintain it.

Premises liability and safety concerns at Alameda swim center

Summertime is right around the corner and that means crowded public pools for those seeking some relief from the heat. If the Emma Hood Swim Center does not quickly correct several ongoing safety and environmental issues, Alameda residents could be forced to look elsewhere for a public place to swim. The Alameda County Environmental Health Department will close the center at the end of May if the issues are not resolved. The swim center is approximately 60 years old.

Child care centers are subject to strict regulations

A previous post on this blog described a tragic case in which a young child died at a California preschool program. While this happened at a public institution, the incident may raise concerns in the minds of many parents who drop their children off at one of the Bay Area's many child care facilities.

Assistance in premises liability cases

A previous post on this California blog talked about the elements of proving a negligence claim in a personal injury case, and specifically, a premises liability case. This post discussed how negligence is the ordinary standard, used in many different types of personal injury cases, judges or juries use to decide whether a party responsible for an accident will or will not have to pay compensation for an injury.

We pursue liability claims for inadequate security

In previous posts, this blog has discussed how our law firm can represent those who get hurt on the property of others. Generally speaking, property owners in California, such as business owners, hotels and lodging facilities and even landlords, have an obligation to keep those who come on their property safe.

What is electric shock drowning?

The area in and around San Francisco and the larger Bay Area is, quite obviously, full of places to boat, sail and enjoy the water. While the water in the ocean itself may be a little too cold for the liking of many would-be swimmers, there are also plenty of rivers, lakes, and the like where one can take a dip in the warmer months.

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