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Experienced Premises Liability And Homeowner Defense Attorneys

Property owners in California can be exposed to liability in a wide variety of scenarios. An injury to a visitor on your property requires a careful and thorough approach. At Powers Miller, our attorneys have decades of experience defending homeowners and businesses in civil litigation. We can give you the responsive, reliable, results-driven service you deserve.

Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability in California is based on an alleged failure to provide “ordinary care.” The failure to provide this level of care can lead to civil litigation if the failure was a substantial factor in causing someone to be injured. Civil litigation in premises liability can be based on a number of circumstances, including:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Dangerous conditions
  • Negligent security
  • Animal attacks or dog bites
  • Wrongful death

Almost any injury can lead to liability for property owners, renters, lessors and even employees working on the property. Individuals and businesses facing premises liability claims need the services of an experienced and thorough attorney.

Providing A Strong Defense

Premises and homeowner liability claims are complicated. The best options for your defense depend on many factors. The actions of the property owner as well as the injured party or parties can greatly impact the strategy used to defend against civil claims. To arrive at the right defense strategy, you need a lawyer with extensive experience, excellent communication skills and a dedication to getting results. At Powers Miller, our team provides the skillful approach and responsive customer service you need to protect your interests.

Comparative Negligence

Many premises liability claims raise questions of comparative negligence. Under California law, responsibility for an accident is often shared between the injured party and anyone found liable for their injuries. If a visitor to your property engages in unsafe actions and gets injured, they are at least partially responsible for their injuries. Calculating who is at fault and what percentage of the accident should be attributed to each party is a highly complicated endeavor. Our team is adept at presenting evidence of comparative fault that can protect property owners in premises liability litigation.

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To discuss your situation, please contact us online or call 916-827-2512 to schedule a consultation.