Every year, thousands of Americans suffer catastrophic injuries and death as a result of automobile crashes. While auto accident lawsuits are the most common type of personal injury case, they are often not as simple as they might first appear, particularly when serious injuries or deaths are involved. Other areas we specialize in include:
Drunk Driving Accidents
Dog bite attacks can be devastating. Many victims of dog bites will have both physical and emotional scarring. Although dog bites in California impute strict liability to the dog owner, dog bite cases are not always straight forward. Most homeowners’ and renters’ insurance policies cover dog bite injury damages, but obtaining coverage for damages is not always so simple. In many cases, people who own dangerous dogs live on properties owned by other individuals. While strict liability is not imputed to landlords or homeowners if their tenants’ dogs cause injuries, showing that the landlord or homeowner had previous knowledge of the dog and its dangerous propensities can make them liable for negligence. Proving negligence against a landlord or homeonwer that does not own the dog, but rather leases or rents the premises to a tenant that owns such a dog, is often difficult and time consuming. This process requires thorough investigation, knowledge, skill and research.
In a premises liability case, the injured person claims that there was a dangerous condition on someone else’s property that caused him to become injured. These cases come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the bottom line is that the plaintiff must prove that the property owner knew (or should have known) about the dangerous condition that caused the person’s injury. In many cases, the property owner even creates the dangerous condition, but proving this fact takes extensive investigation, research, knowledge and expertise.
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