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Helping Victims Injured by Negligent Property Owners and Inadequate Maintenance in California

When a property owner, property manager, or occupier of a property fails to exercise reasonable care to protect the safety of visitors to the property, that person or entity may be held legally responsible for compensating people who have suffered injuries due to their negligence. If you have been injured while visiting someone else's property, an experienced premises liability attorney can help you determine whether you have a claim and provide knowledgeable advice regarding your options.

Whether you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, have been attacked by an unleashed dog, or were injured when attacked in a parking garage, you may have a right to be compensated for your injuries. It is important to consult with a skilled lawyer right away to ensure evidence is not lost and to help determine the strength of your claim. Contact San Jose premises liability lawyer John J. Garvey, III for a free consultation about your case.

Types of Premises Liability Cases

The Law Office of John J. Garvey, III is experienced in pursuing premises liability claims arising from all types of property-related accidents. Some of these include:

  • Slip and fall accidents: These can result from icy sidewalks, spills left unattended, broken staircases, or other dangerous surfaces.
  • Inadequate security: A landlord or property owner's failure to maintain adequate lighting, door locks, bars on windows, or other security measures can contribute to crimes like robbery, rape, or assault.
  • Amusement park injuries: Serious or even fatal injuries can result from a mechanical malfunction or a park's failure to ensure adequate safety measures.
  • Swimming pool accidents: Swimmers can suffer accidental drowning as a result of inadequate supervision, or they may be injured because of faulty drains, pumps, or other equipment.
  • Dog bites: Dog owners are responsible when their dogs bite others. Dog bites are considered property-related accidents because these incidents are often covered under homeowners insurance. Dog bites can be particularly traumatic for children, who, because of their small stature, often suffer bites to the face.
  • Explosions: Whether from a gas leak, a propane tank explosion, a volatile chemical mix, or another cause, explosions can cause painful burns and other injuries that may require intensive and expensive medical treatments and surgeries.
  • Electrical injuries: Exposure to loose wires, faulty machinery, or other dangerous electrical sources can cause serious and potentially fatal injuries.
  • Playground accidents: A lack of proper supervision or a failure to maintain playground equipment in safe condition can open up schools, parks, or other property owners to premises liability lawsuits.
  • Golf resort injuries: Golf carts can cause serious injuries when they tip over or malfunction. Injuries can also occur when a negligent driver stops or starts too quickly or stops or starts while someone else is getting on or off a golf cart. A golfer could also sustain an injury because of a resort's failure to maintain the premises in a safe condition, because of poor course design, or even from being hit by a ball or golf club.
  • School accidents: When children are injured while attending school or participating in school-related activities, parents will need to understand who may be held responsible.

Obtaining Compensation for Your Injuries in a Premises Liability Claim

Sometimes, shoppers in grocery stores have difficulty obtaining monetary compensation after falling on a slippery floor or tripping on an item left in a shopping aisle. People who have been injured due to other types of dangerous property conditions may encounter similar challenges when pursuing compensation. The insurer of the property may state that the property owner or manager did not have sufficient notice to be reasonably expected to have known about the hazardous condition and take appropriate remedial action.

Two of the most important questions that a San Jose slip and fall attorney or premises liability lawyer will seek answers to are: Did the management know or should they have known of the dangerous conditions? Did that party take reasonable and timely actions to rectify the situation? Only a thorough investigation is likely to reveal the answer to these questions. Attorney John Garvey can make sure issues that led to an injury will be addressed correctly, and he will work to ensure that an injury victim will be able to receive the full compensation they deserve.

Contact Our Santa Clara County Premises Liability Lawyer

Contact attorney John J. Garvey, III at 408-293-7777 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your injury claim and determine how you can hold a negligent property owner responsible for your damages. Accidental injury cases accepted by our firm are handled on a contingency fee basis. There is no risk to you, and no attorney's fees will be required unless we successfully obtain financial compensation for your injuries and damages. Flexible appointment times are available for your convenience.

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