PREMISES LIABILITY ACCIDENTS

VERDICT SEARCH HAS SELECTED FIUMARA & MILLIGAN’S $5.26 MILLION DOLLAR PREMISES LIABILITY CASE AS NUMBER 1 IN THIS CATEGORY OF CASES IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR 2014.

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Have you ever been injured due to a negligent property owner?

The cases in which property owners are found to be liable for injuries commonly known as “premises liability cases” include, but are not limited to the workplace, visits to commercial or industrial sites, both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, or on the property of a private individual or that of a public entity such as a city or municipality.

Liability will depend upon whether the dangerous property condition that caused your fall, slip, trip or other mishap was more than just a trivial occurrence and if the owner, (a person or entity responsible for maintaining the property), knew or should have known of the condition or the risk.

Some of the most common premises liability cases handled by Fiumara & Milligan Law Personal Injury attorneys include:

  • Unsafe workplaces, on the job work sites
  • Construction sites
  • Dangerous public property
  • Tourist injuries on premises
  • Dangerous roadways and sidewalks
  • Third party liability
  • Falling objects
  • Slip, trip, and fall
  • Animal attacks and bites
  • Unsafe and slippery floors and stairways
  • Dark, dimly lit open spaces on private or public property

Premises liability law covers both public and private property owners, however, if your injury took place on state or city owned property like a roadway or sidewalk, you may have a much shorter period to bring a claim because the statute of limitations is shorter.

It is imperative that you talk with one of our highly skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys early on so that you understand your rights for compensation.

A six month or shorter time frame may preclude you from filing your lawsuit, so schedule an appointment with us immediately at 707-571-8600.

YOU don’t want to miss your opportunity to get full compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering! Call our North Bay Sonoma County Office at (707) 571-8600 and our Marin County Office at (415) 492-4507.

Types of premises liability claims that Fiumara & Milligan’s skilled personal injury attorneys handle:

When property owners fail to keep up regular maintenance or fail to take care of their property, injuries will more likely result.  Our skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers have handled many personal injury cases resulting from such negligence as:

  • Falls from a balcony collapse, stairway collapse or a deck collapse
  • Being struck by falling objects in a store or warehouse
  • Slip and fall accidents on slippery sidewalks, sloping driveways, from the accumulation of water on slippery tile or marble floors, especially supermarket and restaurant floors
  • Greasy garage and ramp floor slip and falls
  • Tripping over tree roots or uneven sidewalks, or frayed or loose carpet
  • Falling down unsafe stairwells that lack adequate handrails, lighting or both
  • Falls in potholes, uneven or rotten wooden stairs or broken metal guardrails

Third Party Workplace and Construction Site Accidents

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been set up to help reduce and prevent workplace types of accidents through the U.S. Department of Labor.

OSHA has set up many different regulations and standards that must be followed by employers and employees in the construction industry.  Unfortunately, when these regulations are not followed, serious and fatal accidents can result. 

All injuries and fatalities in the construction industry should be reported to OSHA immediately.  Most of the reported accidents are caused by falls, slips, and trips.

If you or someone you care about was involved in this type of accident, contact the Fiumara & Milligan Law personal injury attorneys to discuss representation.

Fiumara & Milligan Law brings lawsuits on behalf of injured workers and grieving family members who have suffered pain and loss due to on-the-job injuries related to a liable third party.

OTHER TYPES OF PREMISES LIABILITY ACCIDENTS:

The biggest onsite accident threats to construction workers are:

  • Scaffolding and Working from Heights

This is the leading cause of injury and death in the construction field.  Scaffolding and improper use of scaffolding are the primary reasons for construction falls and deaths.  There are over 300 fall fatalities that have been reported in the construction industry annually.

  • Nail Guns and Related Tools

According to statistics from OSHA, there are “tens of thousands of serious injuries each year” relating to nail guns and related tools.  Out of all the tools commonly used in the construction industry, nail gun accidents cause the highest number of hospitalization injuries under premises liability.

  • Crane and Derrick Mishaps

These kinds of catastrophic injury accidents usually result in fatalities or permanently debilitating, catastrophic types of injuries because of the size and weight of these massive construction devices. 

OSHA has implemented requirements for the assembly, disassembly and the operation of these cranes and derricks to prevent avoidable accidents, but it has only slightly reduced the number of deaths.

The Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Insurance Claims

There is a clear distinction between being compensated through Workers’ Compensation insurance which is provided through your employer versus insurance that which is provided by a third-party entity who may be responsible for your injury. 

However, most construction workers are entitled to work injury benefits through Workers’ Compensation insurance.

In the event that you are injured at a construction site accident, you must immediately notify your employer or supervisor so that they can notify their Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier so that you can receive the coverage you need to pay for all necessary medical expenses and work leave.

If you accept Workers’ Compensation insurance, that releases the employer from being named as a defendant in a work injury lawsuit, but some injured construction workers, depending on the facts, have the ability to file a third-party insurance claim against the party at fault other than the employer. But it depends on the facts.

REASONS TO CHOOSE FIUMARA & MILLIGAN LAW:

First, we are a full service law firm. We have two paralegals, several legal assistants, we have two convenient offices (real offices). Stress the geographic convenience of having a Sonoma and Marin County location and that both are easy to find with plenty of FREE parking.

Second, how many years have we been around?  No Johnny come lately we have been in operation since 1992! Longevity should count for something!? WE have the resources to pursue your case—hire top notch experts to increase the value of your case.

Third, experience—between Noreen, Michael, Joe and Justin, not even counting Jackie we have more than 60 years of combined personal injury, legal and litigation experience.

Fourth, results count, a proven track record of millions of dollars collected for plaintiffs…look at the PI/ Civil results!

Fifth—WE offer to take the case on a pure contingency fee arrangement

We will fight for YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE!

Please call us at (707) 571-8600 in our centrally located Santa Rosa office in Sonoma County or at our office in San Rafael in Marin County at (415) 492-4507 to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with one of our Santa Rosa personal injury attorneys.

The call is free, and we will be happy to help you throughout this ordeal. We are available 24/7. After 5pm ask our operators to connect you to one of our 4 Personal Injury Attorneys.

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