Articles Tagged with Sacramento Premises Liability Lawyer

Poorly Maintained Apartment Complexes

A wide range of situations may fall under the category of a premises liability case, including poorly maintained apartment complexes. Many hazards related to apartment complexes cause injury or death to individuals every year that are often overlooked. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that their premises are properly maintained, habitable, and safe. Unfortunately, it is often found in case discovery that these duties are not performed, and others are caused harm due to property owner negligence.

Hotel Security and Safe Premises — And What to do When They Aren’t

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the hotels, motels, inns, and B&Bs where we stay are our homes away from home. And just like when we’re at our real homes, we want to feel — and actually be — safe and secure when we’re at these temporary residences. The types of safety and security we expect in hotels are in the same categories as when we’re at home but happen in an environment where we are encompassed by strangers and unfamiliar surroundings.

Strict Liability for Premises Injuries

When a victim suffers an injury while on property owned or maintained by someone else — whether private property like a home or premises open to the public like a shopping mall — there may be several different ways to prove legal responsibility for the injury.  The owner may have simply been negligent and allowed a temporary dangerous condition to exist. A hard-to-see puddle of water or a squashed piece of fruit in a grocery store produce aisle that makes the floor slippery and dangerous might fall in this category.  But there are other reasons or legal “theories” of liability in premises injury cases other than just negligence. Strict liability for premises injuries is one of the most useful.

Premises Liability Issues

Wherever individuals and families travel, they place their trust in the owner of that establishment. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that every common-sense precaution has been employed to keep everyone safe and avoid a premises liability issue. Problems that could occur in a premises liability include:


Poor Security Could Be Liable for the Las Vegas Shooting

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.

Common Premises Liability Lawsuits

Many of us are unaware that we are affected by premises liability law nearly every day. As you read more below about the most common types of premises liability cases, keep in mind that successful plaintiffs must argue that property owners breached a duty of care by negligently failing to fully protect lawful visitors on their property.


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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