Palmdale Premises Liability Attorneys
At the Kistler Law Firm, APC we represent people in Palmdale, Lancaster and the Antelope Valley who have been injured due to a dangerous or unsafe condition present on another’s property. Property owners owe a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition, and when others are injured due to a breach of that duty, attorney Paul Kistler has the knowledge, skill and experience needed to hold the property owner accountable for compensating the injury victim for the full range of applicable legal damages, including costs for medical expenses and rehabilitation, lost wages due to time missed from work or a disability or diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
Our dedicated premises liability lawyer takes on all types of injuries and accidents in southern California, including:
- Slip and Fall
- Struck by Falling Object
- Exposed Wiring
- Construction Site/Workplace Accidents
- Injuries on Public Property
- Mold, Lead Paint and Toxic Torts
- Negligent Security Assaults and Violent Crime
Negligent Security in Southern California
Business owners, landlords and other property owners can be held liable under California premises liability law for injuries attributable to negligent security. Certain areas are prone to crimes of opportunity, such as robbery, assault, or sexual assault, which may occur if the conditions are right to invite that opportunity. Parking garages, carports and stairwells that are not adequately lit are prime locations for a violent crime to take place, and property owners have a duty to keep their premises well-maintained to avoid creating such dangerous conditions. Business and property owners in high-crime areas, or when a high incidence of crime has occurred recently in the neighborhood, may have an even higher duty to take steps for security on their premises. Depending on the circumstances, this duty may include hiring security guards or installing security cameras, security codes and alarms or other measures. In any event, the property should be reasonably secured with fences, gates, locks and other reasonable, common sense security.
In addition to liability from the criminal actions of third parties, business owners are often liable for the negligent or intentional actions of their own employees. For example, nightclubs which hire bouncers or security personnel should screen their employees and make sure they are properly trained and adequately supervised so that they perform their job diligently but neither negligently nor overzealously.
Get Help from a Dedicated Premises Liability Lawyer in Palmdale
The Kistler Law Firm, APC is located in Palmdale and helps people in Palmdale, Lancaster and communities throughout the Antelope Valley who have been injured due to the negligence of the property owner to provide a reasonably safe environment. If you or a loved one have been injured on another’s dangerous or unsafe premises, contact the Kistler Law Firm, APC for a free consultation about your claim.