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Premises Liability

Injuries from falls can have permanent effects

Slipping and falling is an ordinary occurrence. The majority of falls result in no injuries. However, an ordinary occurrence can sometimes lead to serious and debilitating injuries. The consequences of a slip and fall accident can include significant and lifelong head, back, spine and leg injuries. Falls and injuries that occurred on someone else's property could leave the owners responsible for damages and medical costs that you have endured.

The Law Offices of Robert G. Schock has more than three decades of experience providing legal services to clients suffering after accidents or facing mounting medical bills, insurance expenses and other costs. If you were injured in an accident on someone else's property, we can assess your likelihood of recovering damages.

Is a property owner liable for someone else's injuries?

Yes. Property owners in California are responsible for injuries that occur on their property in certain circumstances. Property owners have a duty to keep property in reasonably safe condition. They must use reasonable care to discover and repair or eliminate any unsafe conditions, or they must warn people who may use their property in the future. A property owner found to be responsible by the court is often forced to pay for damages, medical costs and other fees.

This means that businesses in the Bay Area that fail to keep a clean, safe establishment or fail to warn visitors of construction hazards or other dangers can be liable for any injuries that occur. Common places that have hazards include:

  • Supermarkets
  • Department stores
  • Restaurants
  • Construction sites
  • Parking garages
  • Sports stadiums
  • Bars and pubs

What types of injuries result from slip and fall cases?

Hidden ditches, faulty wiring, unsafe flooring, the presence of chemicals and many other hazards can lead to injuries on someone else's property. Injuries can be catastrophic and may include:

  • Concussions
  • Spinal injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Foot and leg injuries
  • Burns
  • Chemical exposure
  • Lung and respiratory damage

If you have suffered injuries to the head, injuries to the back or any other serious injury, a lawyer with experience in this area is your best chance at recovering damages. The Law Offices of Robert G. Schock can advise you about your rights and options after a slip and fall on someone else's property.

Contact us for a free initial consultation at our Oakland or Concord office

Slip and fall or other premises liability accidents have high costs for people who are injured. The Law Offices of Robert G. Schock has more than three decades of experience fighting on behalf of clients injured because of the negligence of property owners. Call us at (510) 839-7722 or contact us online to schedule an appointment and find out more about obtaining compensation for medical costs and other accident-related expenses. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Oakland and Concord. Street and lot parking is available.

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