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Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents and Avoiding Them

By Joseph Low on February 10, 2024

A wet floor sign

Over three million individuals are hospitalized or require emergency care for slip-and-fall injuries each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Older adults are statistically more likely to experience a dangerous fall, but it can happen to anyone. Whether they occur on private or publicly owned property, slip-and-fall injuries can have a profound impact on an individual’s physical and mental health as well as their ability to work.

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How Negligent Security Accidents Happen

By Joseph Low on January 30, 2024

A close up of a security badge on a yellow safety coat.

In our daily lives, we place implicit trust in the safety of the spaces we inhabit, be they public or private. However, negligent security disrupts this sense of safety, exposing individuals to significant risks. Negligent security accidents rupture the fundamental expectation of safety in our everyday environments. Grasping the legal implications, obligations, and potential liabilities involved in these types of accidents is imperative for individuals who have suffered harm due to inadequate security.

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The Most Common Causes of Accidents at the Airport

By Joseph Low on December 15, 2023

A man with a suitcase walking in an airport. A plane is taking off in the near distance can be seen through the windows.

Some of the most active hubs of human activity across the world are airports, serving as gateways to destinations worldwide. While they are essential for travel and commerce, airports also pose potential hazards that can lead to accidents and injuries. Understanding premises liability is crucial for individuals who have suffered injuries at airports, as it establishes the legal responsibility of property owners to maintain a safe environment for visitors.

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Do ‘Beware of Dog’ Signs Affect Liability For Dog Bites?

By Joseph Low on September 5, 2022

person playing with black lab puppy

You might think that using a ‘beware of dog’ sign might offset any liability for the behaviors of the dog. The owner can argue that the sign indicated that the dog posed a risk, and the victim took the risk and interacted with it regardless. However, in the state of California, this is not the case.

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Who Is Liable for Staircase Accidents?

By Joseph Low on July 21, 2021

outside staircase/fire escape

Falling down stairs can cause catastrophic injuries and even be fatal. A single fall can bury you in medical debt and even affect your ability to work again. But if a negligent property owner caused your injuries, then you may be able to file a premises liability claim for compensation. A Long Beach premises liability attorney with a strong track record of handling similar cases like yours can help you retrace your steps, gather all necessary evidence to hold an at-fault owner of the premises accountable, and aid you in receiving all personal injury compensation you are entitled to when filing a claim.

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Are Landlords Liable for Dog Bites?

By Joseph Low on April 19, 2021

black & white beware of dog sign

Under California’s strict liability dog-bite laws, the dog’s owner is liable for any injuries caused by the dog. However, in certain cases, landlords can also be held liable for dog bites.

After being bitten, it is important to review every potential liable party with your attorney to make sure you get the maximum value for your case.

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