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Premises Liability

Riverside Premises Liability Attorney

Over 45 Years of Representing Injured Clients

When you visit someone else’s property—whether it be a private residence, land, or a business—the owner or manager of that property is legally responsible for your safety in certain ways. Most importantly, it is a property owner’s duty to keep visitors safe from hazards that the property owner knows or should reasonably know about.

If you or a loved one is injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you may be able to file a premises liability case against them. This usually comes about in the form of the property owner either failing to repair, block off, or warn about something defective—a hole in the floor, for instance. At Ryneal & Ryneal, a Law Corporation, our Riverside premises liability attorneys have over 40 years of experience representing injured clients. We will fight for the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to your accident.

Contact us now to schedule your free case evaluation.

Common Premises Liability Accidents

A slip and fall is the most common premises liability accidents. A slip and fall accident occurs when an individual slips, trips, and/or falls and injures themselves due to an obstruction or defect.

For example, if a restaurant employee mops and then forgets to put up a sign warning that the floor is wet, a person who slips on the remaining water and suffers a head injury can sue the business. Other examples of slip and fall hazards include water leaks, snow, ice, loose flooring or carpeting, uneven surfaces, missing handrails, electrical cords or cables, and uncleaned clutter.

Other hazards that can lead to a premises liability case include:

  • Amusement park ride malfunctions
  • Fires
  • Improperly maintained elevators
  • Poor security (which can lead to assault)
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals
  • Uncovered swimming pools
  • Unrestrained dogs
  • Water leaks or flooding

If a dog bites and scars someone or an unsupervised child falls into an uncovered pool and drowns, for example, the victims or their families may be able to sue the property owner for premises liability. However, they must be able to prove that the property owner’s negligence directly contributed to the accident in some way.

Our attorneys can help build your claim, collect evidence, and argue your case on your behalf. To receive the compensation you deserve, call (951) 382-5454.

Determining Liability

Many people erroneously assume that just because they are injured due to some "condition" on someone else's property, that the owner is automatically liable for the accident and their injuries and damages. That would be a serious mistake indeed!

The law does not impose on the landowner a legal duty to "guarantee" the safety of all persons who may come onto his property for whatever reason. It only requires that the landowner exercise "reasonable care" in the management and maintenance of their property so as not to create or allow a situation that presents an unreasonable risk of harm to others while they are on his land. This rule applies to not only private individual landowners, but also to business landowners alike.

There are certain other situations, however, where the law places no liability at all on the landowner to people who may use his property. For example, persons who use another's property or land for free for their own purely recreational purposes like camping, fishing, or hunting, and who do so without (or even with) the permission of the owner, ordinarily may not hold the landowner liable if they are injured while using his property. In effect, under this law, they simply assume the risk themselves of any accident.

It is therefore extremely important if you are hurt on another's property, whether they be a private individual or a business, to contact or consult with a Riverside attorney who specializes in premises liability cases as soon as possible following your accident to see what legal rights you may have.

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    Verdict against a construction contractor for client who suffered severe burn injuries due to fire accident

  • Severe Burn Injuries $10,300,000

    Settlement against several utility companies for client who sustained severe burn injuries from a gas explosion.

  • Permanent Injuries $4,200,000

    Settlement for client who suffered permanent injuries due to car vs. big rig accident.

  • Severe Injuries $3,200,000

    Verdict against U. S. government for minor child who suffered severe injuries due to car accident.

  • Serious Injuries $2,600,000

    Settlement for client who sustained serious injuries due to freeway car accident.

  • Permanent Injuries $1,800,000

    Verdict for client who suffered permanent injuries sustained in auto accident.

  • Wrongful Death $1,700,000

    Verdict for family for wrongful death of a sewer maintenance worker killed in gas explosion.

  • Permanent Injuries $1,400,000

    Verdict for minor child who sustained permanent injuries due to medical malpractice.

  • Severe Head & Spinal Injuries $1,300,000

    Product liability verdict for woman who suffered severe head and spinal injuries caused by defective commercial lighting fixture falling on her.

  • Slip & Fall $1,000,000

    Settlement for client who sustained serious injuries in slip and fall accident.

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