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. 

What Happened


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.

The Festival


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.

Specific Types of Conditions


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.

The Task

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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.

What is Premises Liability?

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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.

Public Pools


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.

Construction Defects

Stockton Pool Safety Tips

Stockton Pool Safety Tips

Stockton Pool Safety Tips

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. With warm summer temperatures just around the corner, young and old alike will likely head to the pool or to outdoor water areas. Before you go, take a minute to review water safety tips provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Stockton Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Stockton Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Stockton Slip-and-Fall Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton slip-and-fall attorney. It happens in the blink of any eye – you are walking through the grocery store when you step in a puddle of water in the middle of the aisle and slip and fall. Or you might have been visiting friends who have a pool, and you slip-and-fall while walking across the deck. If the insurance company fails to compensate you fairly for your injuries a lawsuit may need to be filed by an experienced personal injury attorney. Below is an overview of that process.

Falling Trees and Limbs: Car Damage

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Falling Trees and Limbs: Car Damage

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento tree accident lawyer.  When Pacific storms bring wild winds and heavy rain a common result is falling trees and limbs. In this article we will be discussing what happens when a tree or limb causes damage to an automobile.