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California’s law protects public safety officials who suffer an injury on another person’s property. If the property owner is negligent in the management of their property, injured safety officials may collect compensatory damages. This includes homeowners, businesses and even federal properties. Unfortunately, proving negligence is never easy. Property owners, managers and their insurers often go to extreme lengths to fight premises liability lawsuits. As such, injured firefighters, police officers, first responders and their families need a law firm on their side from the start.

For over 20 years, the premises liability accident attorneys at Peacock Law, A.P.C., have helped injured California public safety officials and their families. When a police officer, firefighter, first responder or other safety official suffers an injury on another person’s property, they deserve to be compensated for their injuries and suffering. We can file third-party claims against the negligent property owners to ensure that injured public safety officials get the money they need to rebuild their life after an injury.

For a free consultation with an Orange County Police Officer & Firefighter Premises Liability Accident Attorney at Peacock Law, A.P.C., at (949) 660-7762

Premises Liability Accidents in Orange County

Property owners owe their guests and patrons a duty of care. This means that they must keep their properties safe and free from hazards. Businesses have a different level of liability than homeowners do. In general, businesses are held to the highest standard of care. They must
go to additional lengths to prevent hazardous situations from occurring on their properties. This involves fixing and repairing known dangers, as well as taking precautions.

Any accident that occurs on another person’s property could be due to negligence. However, some of the most common premises liability accidents in Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles, and throughout Orange County include:

  • Slip and falls on wet floors
  • Tripping on broken carpet or tiles
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Negligent security accidents
  • Inadequate lighting incidents
  • Defective sports equipment or stocking equipment
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Construction site accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common premises liability accidents in Los Angeles and Orange County. More than 1 million people visit emergency rooms every year because of slip and fall accidents. Wet floors, ice in parking lots and ripped carpeting can all contribute to devastating slip and fall accidents.

Businesses have a responsibility to keep their patrons safe. This means putting out wet floor signs, placing floor mats at the entrances and exits and tacking down loose carpeting. It also means clearing their parking lots promptly and not letting snow and ice accumulate. When spills do occur, the management and staff must clean up these spills quickly to prevent serious injury from occurring.

Winning Your Premises Liability Lawsuit

Premises liability lawsuits are complex and require extensive investigation. When you hire a premises liability attorney from Peacock Law, A.P.C., you have a team of lawyers on your case examining your incident from all angles. We work quickly to determine if the property owner owed you a duty of care and failed in this duty of care. To do this, we must interview eyewitnesses, store employees, other managers and team members. We must also review past incident reports to determine if this was a known hazard that the property owner failed to address.

Establishing negligence and litigating your case in court takes time and experience. It also takes a considerable amount of resources. At Peacock Law, A.P.C., our Orange County injury law firm has both the experience and the resources needed to tackle these cases and win.

Did You Suffer Injury in an Orange County Premises Liability Accident?

If you suffered an injury on another person’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim against the property owner for negligence. Property owners in Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles, and throughout Orange County, California must keep their guests safe from hazards. When they fail to do so, they can — and should — be held responsible. At Peacock Law, A.P.C., we represent public safety members after they have suffered a serious injury in a premises liability accident in Los Angeles and throughout Orange County.

We offer a free initial consultation and review of your case. We also work on a contingency basis, so you can seek justice no matter what your financial situation may be. Call our law firm at (949) 660-7762 or fill out our confidential contact form.

The personal injury lawyers at Peacock Law, A.P.C., are proud to serve public safety members and their families in Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Bernardino and Riverside counties in California.