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Premises Liability in Pasadena, California

Law Offices of Tim D Wright - Premises Liability Attorney in Pasadena, California

Hazardous conditions like faulty wiring, poorly stacked merchandise and loose carpeting cause accidents leading to serious injury. Businesses and property owners have a vital responsibility to create safe environments for their customers and visitors. This also includes walkways and parking lots, along with individuals they hire. Employees are there to serve and at times, even protect individuals who visit their places of business. The attorneys at Tim D. Wright, are experienced in the legal responsibilities and liabilities of businesses or organizations that fail to offer these safe environments.

You can readily suffer injury through no fault of your own when you go to property such as a store, office building, motel or apartment complex. If the owner or occupant of the property knew of a dangerous condition or activity that resulted in your injury and neglected to take timely, reasonable actions to protect you from it, you may be qualified to recover full compensation for all damage you have suffered. You should immediately get help from an experienced Pasadena premises liability attorney.

Premises Liability Cases In California

When you consult with Tim D. Wright, we will thoroughly assess the facts of your case. We will identify and pursue all of your legal options against the owner or occupant of the property where your injury took place. Generally, the issues that we will focus on include:

  • Duty-- Did you lawfully visit the property? For example, were you a customer at a store, a guest at a hotel or a social guest at a person's residence? If so, the property owner or occupier owed a duty to exercise ordinary care to ensure that the property was safe for you. In other words, the owner or occupier needed to take practical measures to protect you from any dangerous condition on the property that the owner or occupier knew or reasonably should have known about and which you would not have been expected to find on your own.
  • Breach-- Did the owner or occupier fail to fix the dangerous condition in a reasonable, timely manner or, at the very least, to alert you about it? If so, the owner failed to fulfill the duty owed to you and could be held legally responsible for your injuries.
  • Causation-- Did the carelessness of the owner or occupant contribute to the injuries that you suffered, or did something else-- perhaps your own actions-- cause the injuries?
  • Damages-- Did you suffer actual injury because of the failure of the property owner or occupier to fulfill the duty owed to you? This means that you have to prove that you suffered real physical, emotional and/or financial harm.

It is always important to consider the ways a property owner or occupant will try to avoid liability. For example, the owner or occupant might claim that you were a trespasser or suggest that you sustained injuries because you walked into an "open and obvious" hazard. The attorneys at Tim D. Wright, will be prepared to address those issues and protect your right to full and fair compensation.

Types of Premises Liability Claims In California

A premises liability claim can arise in many different circumstances. A few of the most common premises liability claims that our law firm handles include:

  • Slip and falls-- These accidents often occur due to wet and slippery floors, poor lighting, broken and uneven sidewalks, torn or frayed carpeting and icy or snowy walkways and parking lots. In addition, many falls occur due to defects such as damaged stairways or handrails.
  • Falling objects-- Many individuals sustain injuries when improperly stacked merchandise falls from store shelves or when workers drop tools, equipment and materials at construction sites.
  • Contamination-- Landlords, in particular, subject occupants and their guests to harm when they neglect to conduct regular inspections and remedy concerns such as mold accumulation, lead paint, carbon monoxide or gas leaks. Often, their oversight violates local building codes.
  • Escalator and elevator accidents-- These incidents often happen when building owners or tenants fail to regularly inspect and maintain elevators and escalators in stores, shopping centers and office buildings.
  • Negligent security-- Numerous assaults occur in shopping centers, office buildings, apartments, hotels and motels because property owners and managers fail to protect guests from known security risks, or they hire employees without an adequate criminal background check.
  • Swimming pool accidents-- Drownings and near-drownings may occur if a property owner or occupant neglects to properly maintain a swimming pool and features such as slides and diving boards. Pool owners should also use a fence or locked gate to keep out children and prevent the foreseeable risk of an accident.

Compensation In a California Premises Liability Lawsuit

Our goal at Tim D. Wright, will be to secure maximum compensation for you in your premises liability case. We know how dangerous property conditions can cause people to sustain severe, life-changing injuries such as traumatic brain injury, back and spine injuries, fractures, burns and soft tissue injuries. We will work hard to pursue damages on your behalf such as:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost income (including lost future earning capacity)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death damages (if you lost your loved one)
  • Punitive damages

We will identify all sources of compensation for you and aggressively challenge any attempts by the property owner or occupier (or its insurance company) to blame you for your injuries and reject or reduce the amount of your claim.

Our Pasadena Premises Liability Lawyers Are Ready to Help You

At Tim D. Wright, we will move quickly to investigate your case. We work with experienced investigators that can document the scene of your accident, talk with witnesses and track down various other evidence such as surveillance camera footage. We also regularly consult with experts that help us to determine exactly how a hazardous property condition caused an accident. A major part of our investigation might involve tracking down the identity of the property owner or person that was otherwise in control of the premises where you or a loved one was hurt.

For more information about Premises Liability and Personal Injury Attorneys in Pasadena, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ TimWrightLaw.com for a Free Consultation!

I am very satisfied and thankful with Attorney Tim Wright and his whole team for taking care and handling my fathers personal injuries case. Thank you all very much your staff is amazing, very helpful.
Abraham Ortega
The Law Offices of Tim D. Wright were awesome. They were professional, they kept an open communication with me through out the process.  Big shout out to Sergio and Mercedes for being very helpful with my settlement.
Frank Medina

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