I’m sorry to hear about your accident. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured every year in accidents that occur on public and private property. Although these accidents can occur due to no fault of the property owner, in some cases they are caused by a failure to comply with building codes.
There are many building codes at the local, state, and federal level. They have originated over many decades in an effort to ensure that buildings and facilities are safe for visitors and occupants in the U.S. The minimum standards contained in building codes must be complied with by law. Building codes govern every part of building construction, and they also regulate the materials that can be used, permissible design for the building, the building’s components, and much more. There are also codes that govern issues like sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, elevators and escalators, emergency escapes, and much more. Building inspectors are in charge of enforcing federal, state, and local building codes.
In spite of all the rules in place, building code violations are not uncommon. When there is a building code violation, in some cases people on the property can suffer injuries as a result. If you were harmed because of a building code violation, you can file a lawsuit to receive compensation from the person or company responsible for the violation.
When a plaintiff files a premises liability lawsuit, he or she must be able to prove that the defendant was negligent. In your situation, if your landlord is violating building codes, that fact can be used to prove negligence. If you have been harmed because of your landlord’s failure to follow building codes, you should speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles premises liability attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.
Overall, elevators and escalators are very safe. It’s been estimated that there are over 100 billion trips taken by Americans on elevators and escalators every year. While they are convenient, if they are not maintained or operated safely, they can cause serious accidents. There are thousands of severe injuries caused by elevators and escalators in the U.S. each year, and dozens of deaths.
Most injuries that happen in elevators occur when getting in and out of an elevator. It is common for people to trip or fall when entering or leaving an elevator. If the car does not stop as it should, it may not be properly aligned with the floor outside the elevator. In some cases, a door may close on a person, which can crush a limb. Although elevators have safety features to prevent the doors from closing on a person, the doors sometimes malfunction, causing injuries. In rare cases, an elevator may experience a rapid drop. This can throw passengers around, causing serious injuries and even death.
Elderly and children and teenagers are the most vulnerable to elevator accidents. Studies have shown that thousands of elderly individuals end up in the emergency room each year because of elevator accidents. About half of those accidents are due to trips or falls. Another study found that toddlers are at a much higher risk of being hurt in elevator accidents than the rest of the population.
Elevator accident cases can be complicated and often require investigations and expert witnesses to build a strong case. If you or a family member has been hurt in an elevator accident in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
Legally, no one has to hire an attorney to help with a personal injury case. Anyone can represent themselves. However, in many personal injury cases it’s very important that the accident victim have legal representation in order to maximize the value of their recovery.
Victims of accidents involving slipping, tripping, and falling typically have the legal right to seek financial compensation if the accident occurred on someone else’s commercial or residential property. Immediately after the accident, if it occurred at a commercial business, it is important to contact the manager to make sure the incident is recorded. The victim should take notes that describe the condition where the fall occurred, as well as pictures of the accident scene. If there were any eyewitnesses, their contact information should be obtained. Finally, the accident victim should seek immediate medical attention so that his or her injuries are documented.
The facts of your case will determine if you have the right to seek recovery for your damages. You will most likely need to be able to prove that an unsafe condition existed on the property, such as a slippery floor, and that the employees or the property owner either knew or should have known of the condition but failed to take steps to correct it.
Some of the most common causes of slip and falls include spilled food and drinks, inadequate lighting, worn or raised carpeting, broken stairway handrails, holes in the ground, and other hazards. In all of these cases, an attorney can help prove that the property owner was legally responsible for the accident, as well as proving the amount of damages the victim suffered.
If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call me, Los Angeles premises liability attorney Conal Doyle at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
I’m very sorry to hear about your fall. Falls can be very dangerous, particularly for the elderly. Many falls are simply an accident. In some cases, however, falls on staircases can be caused by poor maintenance, bad lighting, slippery surfaces, or other hazards. In those cases, if the property owner had taken the necessary precautions, the fall most likely could have been avoided. The victim should speak with a Los Angeles premises liability attorney about his or her legal options.
Many of us do not pay careful attention on stairways. We expect stairs to be built correctly and to be free from hazards and defects. If a staircase is constructed improperly, even small differences in stairs’ width and depth can have very disastrous results. Variations may not be visible to the naked eye but can throw off a person’s balance, causing falls. It is for this reason that building codes have strict rules about how stairs should be built, especially in public buildings.
There are a number of reasons that stairway falls can occur, in addition to the stairs being improperly built. There may be a slippery surface on the stairs or a hazard on the staircase. If the surface of the stairs is slick, falls are likely to occur. The property owner must keep the stairs clean and free from debris. If a staircase has hazards, such as loose boards or instability, it is the property owner’s responsibility to find those hazards and fix them in order to keep the stairs safe for visitors.
If you have been injured in a fall on a public stairway that you believe was caused by a dangerous condition on the stairs, you should speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles premises liability attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
Over the busy holiday season, it’s highly likely you may be shopping in a store that has merchandise stacked high, possibly over your head. In many stores, merchandise is dozens of feet over the floor level. This helps businesses save money on additional storage for excess inventory, and saves time because the workers do not have to go restock items from the warehouse. However, if the merchandise is not secured properly, it can pose a major risk to the customers.
There are no clear numbers on how many consumers are injured each year because of falling merchandise. One expert has estimated that thousands of customers are hit each year. In most cases, if a customer is hit by something falling from an upper shelf, the customer is hit on the head, which can be extremely dangerous. In addition, even small objects can cause serious injuries to victims below if they fall from large heights.
Businesses have a duty to provide a safe environment for their customers and their employees. If merchandise falls, it is clearly due to negligence on the part of the business. When a business does not properly secure their merchandise, the business is not protecting those in the store from possible injury. In those cases, customers who are injured may be able to receive compensation for their injuries, including compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
If you are hit by falling merchandise in the Los Angeles area, you should speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
I am sorry to hear about your accident. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at LAX, it’s important that you speak with a personal injury attorney quickly after the accident in order to ensure that you receive a fair amount of compensation for your medical expenses and other damages.
Given the size of LAX, there are lots of places inside the facility and outside the facility to slip and fall. Most slips and falls at LAX occur inside the terminal. Terminals in airports must be maintained to give both travelers as well as employees a safe way to walk from one area to another. Some of the most common problems that can cause a slip and fall in an airport include wet floors, bad lighting, broken or loose handrails, poorly maintained floors, and trip hazards around elevators and escalators.
Falls cause millions of emergency room visits each year and thousands of deaths each year. Elderly people are particularly at risk of being seriously harmed in falls. Over 20,000 elderly individuals are killed each year due to falls and about two million seek medical attention because of falls. Falls can cause a number of injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and internal organ damage.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in LAX, you should speak with an attorney. You may have a legal right to compensation, including for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles slip and fall accident attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
I am so sorry to hear about the attack. You may be able to hold the parking lot’s owner responsible, depending on the circumstances. You should speak with an experienced premises liability attorney to learn more about your legal options.
Under California law, the owner of the premises is legally responsible for providing a safe environment for anyone who has a right to be on or near their property. If a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to ensure that his or her property is safe, the property owner can be held responsible for any damages that could occur as a result. Those damages could include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional damages, and more.
Premises liability is the legal responsibility of a property owner or manager to take steps to prevent an accident or an assault on the property. If an accident or an assault occurs, it’s critical to investigate whether the property owner knew or should have known of the circumstances that led to the accident or assault. A property owner is not required to be an absolute insurer of the safety of every person who sets foot on his or her property. However, in your situation, if the parking lot was in a neighborhood that was known to be dangerous, if there were inadequate security measures taken, if the lot was poorly lit, it could be seen as reasonably foreseeable that an attack would occur. In that case, the property owner may be responsible for failing to take actions to protect you.
Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles premises liability attorney, at 310-385-0567 if you have been injured in an attack in a parking lot. You may have legal options against the property owner. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.
If you walk into a building that is owned by a business or another individual, you do not anticipate that you will become an accident victim due to dangerous conditions on an owner’s property. Some of the accidents are caused by uneven surfaces. If you are entering another person’s home or a business, the property owner has a duty of care towards you to maintain that property in a safe condition. If there is a failure to properly maintain the property, you may be able to recover damages.
A fall on an uneven floor can cause an individual to suffer severe injuries. It is very easy to trip, slip, and fall on an uneven surface. It can be very hard to see a small difference in the elevation of a surface. Visitors have no way of knowing the condition of an uneven surface. It is the property owner’s duty to make safe any dangerous conditions which can be repaired and to clearly warn of any dangerous conditions that cannot be easily fixes.
Property owners have a duty to make repairs needed on the property. This includes the duty to make inspections of their property to see if there are any conditions that must be repaired. Even if a property owner is not aware of an uneven surface, the owner may still be liable for an accident.
An accident victim should speak with a personal injury attorney. He or she may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles premises liability attorney, if you have suffered an accident because of an uneven surface in Los Angeles. I can help. Call me today at 310-385-0567 to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.
Although swimming pools can be a wonderful source of run and recreation, if they are not properly maintained or properly staffed, they can be very hazardous, particularly to children. If your child has been injured in an accident in a swimming pool, you may have a legal right to compensation.
There are a number of possible causes of injuries in a pool. The pool may be poorly designed. The pool’s equipment may be defective. If the pool is open to the public, staff members may be negligent or the pool may be understaffed. If a swimming pool is too crowded, it can be much easier for children to get hurt. Water can spread over walking areas and make them slick and prone to accidents. Lifeguards may lack proper training or could become distracted. If a pool is not properly cleaned, it could become contaminated or murky. Public pools may have defective dates or fences, poorly designed diving boards, or other hazards. Defective pools drains can trap people at the bottom of the pool.
In many situations, an accident may occur at the home of a friend or neighbor. Homeowners often lack the training that is needed to help a person who is struggling in the water. Most yard pools do not have proper safety equipment or warnings. In those cases, usually an accident victim is reluctant to seek financial compensation from his or her friend or neighbor. However, in most cases there is homeowner’s insurance available to pay for damages, and the money does not come from the individual directly.
If your child has been injured or killed at a pool, you should speak with an attorney to learn more about your legal rights. If you are in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. My team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
I am very sorry to hear about the assault. Sexual assaults are devastating for the victims and can require extensive counseling for the victim as well as emergency medical treatment.
As a victim of sexual assault, you may be able to sue the property owner for your physical and emotional injuries. In general, a visitor coming onto another’s property can sue for any injuries suffered as a reasonably foreseeable consequence of a sexual assault due to a failure to provide appropriate security.
Cases involving sexual assaults tend to happen more frequently at hotels and motels than other types of businesses. Motel and hotel owners owe their guests a duty to use ordinary care to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. If they fail to do so, they can be subject to liability for physical harm to their guests caused by the accidental, negligent, or intentionally harmful acts of third parties.
In addition, motel and hotel owners have a duty to investigate and discover if dangerous actions are taking place or are likely to take place on the premises. They should also give guests an adequate warning to enable the guests to avoid the harm and take steps to prevent the harm. This means that motels and hotels operating in dangerous areas have a duty to keep informed of crime trends and change security measures at the business.
If you have been harmed by the failure of a motel or hotel to take appropriate steps to provide adequate security for its property, you should speak with an attorney experienced in handling premises liability cases. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles premises liability attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.