Premises Liability Archives - Aghabegian & Associates, PC Blog
What You Need to Know About Liability Waivers
Almost every amusement park, gym, stadium, concert venue, and event in Los Angeles has some form of liability waiver that guests must sign before entering the premises. While you may think nothing of them, these legal documents can become very important if you are injured. In that case, you might assume that a waiver automatically removes your right to file a premises liability claim, but not necessarily. You may have more options than you think.
Dog Bites: Who Is Liable?
Dogs may be among the most popular pets in the United States, and we see a ton in Glendale, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. Any dog can be aggressive, and any dog can cause serious damage during an attack, even a smaller breed.
If you have suffered serious injuries due to a pet attack, then you deserve compensation. But who could be considered liable for a dog bite?
When That Fall Leads to Paralysis
A slip-and-fall is an incredibly dangerous accident, even if it doesn’t seem that way on the surface. Falling backwards is a surefire way to injure your head, neck, or back. These back injuries aren’t minor ones, either. They are often incredibly painful, and the worst ones may last a lifetime with a permanent disability, such as partial or full paralysis.
Sidewalk Injuries and Liability
When getting around a city like Los Angeles, Glendale, or Santa Monica, sidewalks are a must. They allow you to travel quickly and safely on foot without having to deal with Southern California’s crowded roadways. After all, driving everywhere is a hassle, especially when you just need to go down the street. Unfortunately, while sidewalks are meant to provide a safe stretch where pedestrians can walk without being too close to cars and other vehicles, if a sidewalk is not properly maintained, it can easily turn into a major health hazard.
How Insurance Works for Premises Liability Claims
Being injured at a friend’s house or your favorite restaurant can make some people feel awkward about pursuing compensation. Most people assume they would have to sue the property owner, who could be a family member, friend, or small business owner, to recover damages. However, many premises liability claims are covered under a liability insurance policy, meaning you will likely file an insurance claim rather than a lawsuit.
Do You Have a Negligent Security Claim?
When you have been the victim of a criminal assault, you can only hope that justice will be served, and law enforcement will locate and prosecute the perpetrator. In Los Angeles County, the person committing the assault could face severe penalties if tried and convicted, but that will likely not compensate you for the injuries you have sustained.
Slip and Falls Are More Dangerous Than You Think
Almost everyone has heard of a slip and fall accident, and many may have even experienced it firsthand. In fact, falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits, accounting for eight million hospital trips every year. Slip and fall accidents make up over one million of these fall emergency room visits, making them an incredibly common accident.
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