Filing a Premises Liability Claim in Modesto

Understanding Your Case & How to File

Premises liability is a legal principle under which a landowner or other property owner may be held to be legally responsible for accidents that occur on the property under certain circumstances. Property owners have a duty to ensure that the premises are free from known hazards that could cause serious injury or death to guests, customers, or patrons. Failure to take reasonable action to guard against such dangers may serve as grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim in the event that someone is injured or killed as a result.

A common example of a situation that may give rise to a premises liability lawsuit is the slip and fall accident. Click here to learn more about these types of cases.

Examples of premises liability claims:

  • While many falls are entirely the fault of the accident victim, if can often be proven that conditions such as a wet floor, a broken stair step, cluttered floors or poorly lit walkways caused or contributed to the accident.

  • Swimming pool accidents are often the subject of premises liability claims, such as when the property owner failed to install a fence with a self-latching gate in order to keep unsupervised children out.

  • In some cases, it is possible to sue a landowner for a dog bite when the landlord knew about the fact that the dog was vicious yet failed to evict the dog's owner or to take other reasonable safety measures.

  • It is sometimes possible to sue for premises liability when an apartment tenant has suffered a robbery or sexual assault that could have been prevented by the installation of routine security measures.

Do you have grounds to sue for premises liability?

If you have been injured on another person's property and want to learn whether you have grounds to file a premises liability claim, contact the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro now for a free case evaluation. You can meet with a Modesto personal injury attorney who has more than 30 years of experience and a track record of more than $300 million in jury verdicts and insurance settlements. Let us review the situation to determine your legal options and to estimate how much your case may be worth in compensation.

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