Skilled Premises Liability Attorneys in Pasadena
Getting Justice for Those Harmed on Dangerous California Properties
Our Pasadena injury lawyer holds property owners accountable for their negligence. At Tedford & Associates, we have been successfully representing victims of premises liability in the San Gabriel Valley and throughout Los Angeles County since 1994. We know how debilitating injuries can be. While still in law school, Attorney Tedford sustained a serious back injury in a car accident with an uninsured driver. This experience shaped the firm's goals, as we continue to advocate for the rights of personal injury victims and help them obtain compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages and other costs.
Who Can Be Sued for Negligence in a Premises Liability Suit?
If a property owner or the party responsible for maintaining a property fails to keep it safe from hazards and causes someone's injury, the victim may have grounds for a premises liability suit.
An injury attorney seeks to prove that:
- The property owner or manager owed you a duty of care.
- The owner did not perform that duty, causing unsafe conditions.
- The owner knew of the conditions and did not provide adequate warnings or correct the hazards.
- The conditions caused injury.
Premises liability cases can be complex in terms of identifying the parties who owed the duty of care. Much also depends on how the victim came onto the property. An individual entering a department store, for example, has been invited as a member of the public to come in and purchase merchandise. Premises owners owe the highest duty of care to an invitee. A social guest has the implied consent of the owner to be on the property. A trespasser may not be owed any duty of care.
Our legal team at Tedford & Associates conducts exhaustive investigations of the property to determine the facts and to establish liability for personal injury cases. We work with forensics experts to determine just how long that hazard existed.
A Wide Range of Safety Hazards May Lead to a Slip & Fall Accident
Although owners should maintain their properties according to certain building codes and regulations, they often don't to save money. Slick floors, inadequate lighting, broken stairs, faulty grating, uneven surfaces, worn carpeting and visually confusing carpet patterns are among the hazards that could confront an individual and result in accident and injury.
Slip and fall accidents, falling objects and other incidents can occur anywhere when defects and hazards are not corrected:
- Parking lots
- Floors and other ground surfaces
- Escalators and elevators
These locations can be on the grounds of:
- Private residential properties
- Apartment and condo complexes
- Commercial office buildings
- Shopping malls and stores
- Hotels and motels
Suing Owners of Property for Negligent Security
When security cameras don't operate as they should, stairwells and parking lots aren't sufficiently lit, gates don't close or lock properly, and security is insufficient or nonexistent, owners of the properties can be sued for negligence if accidents or attacks occur. These owners by law must provide security measures to keep the properties safe. When they fail to do so, they should be held accountable.
Premises Hazards Can Result in a Variety of Injuries
Minor injuries and severe, life-altering injuries may occur depending on the property's unsafe conditions and the specific nature of the accident:
- Spine injuries
- Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Head, neck and back injuries
- Disc injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal and soft-tissue injuries
Contact Us to Arrange a Free Initial Consultation
At Tedford & Associates in Pasadena, we represent the rights of slip and fall accident victims and others with premises liability claims. Our Pasadena premises liability attorneys hold negligent parties accountable for their failure to warn or correct property hazards that caused injury. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no upfront legal costs.
Call us at (626) 325-0142 or contact us online to tell us about your situation and schedule your appointment for a free consultation.
Motorcycle Crash $2,750,000.00
Disability Discrimination $1,000,000.00
Construction Accident: Crane Injuries $995,000.00
Insurance Bad Faith $900,000.00
Rear-end Auto Accident: Neck and Toe Injury 850,000.00
Dog Bite $340,000.00
I-5 Tunnel Crash: Truck Accident $300,000.00
Police Brutality: Use of Taser $225,000.00
Rear-end Auto Accident: Lumbar Injury $185,000.00
Dog Bite $184,000.00
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He is very sharp and can handle complex litigation.- Sammy D.
He takes every case personally and fights for his clients with skill, passion and tireless effort.- Bill A.
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