Premises Liability

Premises liability is a law that holds property owners responsible for unsafe or defective conditions on his or her property. These types of cases are based on negligence, which means that if someone was injured on another’s premises, then the property owner will be held liable. This is because property owners have a duty of care to maintain their premises and to make sure that it is always in safe condition.

When it comes to trying to prove that a property owner is liable for your injuries, then the property owner must have been aware of the dangerous condition. For instance, the property owner must have been aware of the condition but did nothing to fix it. In addition, a property owner must go through proper inspections to prevent an accident like this from happening. If you are a victim who was hurt on another person’s premises, then you must prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known that the premises was in unsafe condition and he or she failed to take the proper steps to fix the situation.

At the Accident Lawyers Firm, we are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve for the damages sustained in a premises liability accident. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless you win. Call us and let us evaluate your case today.

Motorcycle Accident (Lane Splitting)

Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, and sometimes even death. In California, lane splitting is a common occurrence for motorcyclists, because it is legal. Lane splitting refers to when a motorcyclist rides in-between lanes when there is slowed or stopped traffic. Although it is legal in California, there are still regulations that must be abided by, such as:

  • When motorcyclists are lane splitting, they should not be doing so at speeds more than 10 mph faster than what the normal traffic is already going. For instance, if normal traffic is going at 20 mph, then the motorcyclist should only be going at 30 mph.
  • There should be no lane splitting unless the slowed or stopped traffic is going more than 30 mph. If the traffic is going faster than 30 mph, then there should be no lane splitting.
  • When lane splitting, motorcyclists are only allowed to do so in the first and second lanes, which are the lanes that are all the way to the left.
  • As a motorcyclist, if you cannot fit, then do not attempt to split lanes. This is not safe for you or the other drivers.
  • Lastly, do not attempt to drive if you are under the influence of a controlled substance, such as drugs or alcohol.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, feel free to contact us for legal help. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless you win. Call us and let us evaluate your case today.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are one of the worst types of accidents that can occur. The reason why pedestrian accidents are one of the worst and most dangerous types of accidents is because a pedestrian is not protected in a vehicle and they are typically hit by a vehicle that is traveling anywhere from 1 to 100 mph. Pedestrian accidents can easily result in catastrophic injuries, and often times, even death. When it comes to pedestrians, they almost always have the right-of-way; however, there are some instances in which they may not. In fact, a pedestrian may be found at fault for an accident, which includes the following scenarios:

  • Crossing the street while distracted: If a pedestrian is crossing the street while distracted due to texting or not paying attention, he or she may be held at fault for the accident.
  • Jaywalking: If a pedestrian is walking at an unmarked crosswalk, this is considered jaywalking, which is illegal and the pedestrian can be held at fault.
  • Under the influence: If a pedestrian is intoxicated and is either under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she can be held responsible for an accident while crossing the street improperly.

If you are a pedestrian, it is important that you are always aware of your surroundings so you can avoid an instance like this from happening.

In addition, California is a comparative negligence state, which means, each party can be held at fault for an accident and that is determined by a certain percentage.

If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us for legal help. We will give you the guidance you need.

What a Boating Accident Lawyer Can Do For You

Every year, injuries and deaths that can potentially be preventable occur in boating accidents. If you were injured by a careless and negligent boater, you might be eligible for compensation for the damages that you suffered. The first thing that needs to be done after an injury resulting from a boating accident is to report … Read more