Articles Posted in Premises Safety & Liability

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Elderly Woman Injured in Roseville Robbery – Suspect Caught

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville premises liability lawyer.  A Sacramento man was arrested on October 26 for a robbery at a Home Depot store in Roseville that sent an elderly shopper to the hospital. 

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Negligent Security May Be Partly Responsible for Las Vegas Shooting

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento premises liability lawyer. Weeks after the tragedy in Las Vegas, people are asking what could have been done to prevent it. Legal experts are asking similar questions. While everyone knows that Steven Paddock actually did the killing, many believe that a lack of precautions by the Mandalay Bay Hotel and the promoter of the Route 91 Harvest Festival were also to blame. Let’s take a look at this complex situation.

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Conditions Creating Premises Liability

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Premises Liability Attorney. Possessors of land have a duty to people outside the premises to maintain safe conditions. An owner’s negligence or disregard for the safety of others can make them responsible should an accident occur.

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Stadium Security a Pressing Issue to Keep Fans Safe

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Premises liability lawyer. With one pre-season game under its belt, the Sacramento Kings have five more to go before the regular season starts on October 18 at Sacramento’s Golden One Center, owned by the city and operated by the Sacramento Kings LP, LLC. The stadium has a capacity of 17,600 for basketball games and 19,000 for concerts.  With the tragedy in Las Vegas so fresh in everyone’s mind and heart, it is important that fans know the steps sports stadiums must take to keep fans safe.

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Premises Liability 101

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Premises Liability Attorney. With the recent housing market boom, many people are investing in real estate. If you are a homeowner, landlord, or tenant, the following information on premises liability may be of interest to you.

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Swimming Pool Liability

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Premises Liability Attorney. Many Californians enjoy both public and private swimming pools during the warmer months. While state laws provide many guidelines to help promote the safety of swimmers, accidents can still happen. Here are a few points of interest that might help you avoid a dangerous situation.

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Keeping Your Deck or Balcony Safe

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Deck Defect Lawyer. Balcony and deck collapses are more common than you might think. The most common causes of these collapses stem from subpar workmanship, defective materials, negligent construction, disregard for safety standards, and lack of inspections and associated maintenance. Decks and balconies are often fully exposed to the elements; even a small flaw can grow into a big problem if left unattended.