Premises Liability

Injured On An Unsafe Property? Our Firm Can Help

If you or a loved one was injured on another person’s property, and the incident occurred because of the property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial recovery to help with the cost of unexpected damages.

With more than 40 years of combined experience, our Los Angeles injury attorneys are focused on recovering the maximum compensation on your behalf, whether through settlement or at trial. We understand the kind of suffering that can be caused when you sustain an injury that was the result of somebody else’s negligence. We handle every aspect of your claim from start to finish so you can focus on getting the treatment you need.

Talk to a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer about your case or contact our firm to schedule a no-cost consultation.

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Case Focus: Castillo v. Korman

Case Focus: Castillo v. Korman

A landlord’s first and foremost responsibility is to their tenants…. They’ve got to have heat. They’ve got to have water. They’ve got to have electricity.
Garo Mardirossian

The family of Quentez Castillo had to resort to warming their apartment using the burners on their gas stove, because their landlord had disregarded their obligation to ensure tenants’ homes were properly heated.

Unfortunately, whilst trying to warm his hands one cold December night, the sleeve of Quantez’s pyjamas caught on the open flame. He suffered third degree burns to his arm, shoulder and back. He was only 6 years old at the time.

Speaking with KNBC, Garo explained that “the law requires that every unit that is being rented out in the city of Los Angeles must have a working heater. This landlord did not perform any inspections, or any maintenance of the heating system in this apartment.”

The jury ordered the owners of the apartment building to pay $5.8 million in damages to Quantez for the negligence that caused his traumatic injuries.

Juror Mike Goodrich of San Gabriel said Korman had disregarded his legal responsibility to provide heat for his low-income tenants “He knew what the law was,” Goodrich said. “He just didn’t want to obey it. It was just a shame that something like that happened.
Source: LA Times

Both KNBC and the LA Times declared that this ruling sent “a strong message to landlords.”

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability refers to the responsibility of a property owner—whether a landlord, homeowner, or business owner—to keep their property relatively safe for guests, tenants, and others. When they fail to do so, accidents can occur and visitors to the property may become injured.

Incidents commonly involved in premises liability claims include:

  • Slip and falls
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Insufficient security
  • Unsafe conditions
  • Defective conditions
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Improper maintenance
  • Toxic fumes/chemicals
  • Faulty smoke detectors
  • Dog bites
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Flooding

Whether you slipped and fell, were attacked by a homeowner’s dog, or were injured on an unsafe ride at an amusement park, you shouldn’t have to suffer the physical, emotional, and financial consequences on your own. A premises liability attorney in Los Angeles can help you prove liability for the incident, which is essential to your claim.

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Our firm offers exceptional talent, abundant resources, tireless dedication, and years of experience to give you the best chance of success in obtaining maximum compensation. Led by our award-winning founding attorney, Garo Mardirossian, we are prepared to provide you with aggressive representation and personalized legal guidance you need.

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