Property owners — whether commercial, residential or public entity — owe a certain duty of safety to patrons, tenants and visitors. Any person who has a lawful and legitimate reason to be on the premises may bring a claim for injuries resulting from dangerous conditions encountered on the property. This might be a hidden defect, neglected maintenance or injury inflicted by the owner’s pet.
Premises liability claims are not always successful. Several elements must be proven such as significant injury, a dangerous condition, and whether the owner had notice or knowledge.
The attorneys of Guenard & Bozarth have obtained notable results in premises liability cases across Northern California. We investigate promptly to document evidence, and work closely with clients to track the collateral impact on their health and family finances.
We have prevailed in a wide range of cases:
Property owners are ostensibly responsible for any injuries that happen as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on their property. However, the plaintiff has the burden of proving that the owner knew or should have known about the danger and had opportunity to address the problem before someone got hurt. This legal standard of fault can make premises liability difficult to prove.
Our Sacramento premises liability attorneys excel at developing theories of liability to hold owners accountable. We pursue damages for past and future medical care, loss of income, residual disability, and pain and suffering.
If you were injured on someone else’s property, contact us online or call our Sacramento or Elk Grove offices for a free case evaluation. You will work directly with an experienced trial lawyer who knows how to win your case and maximize your compensation. Evidence and witnesses disappear, and there may be a statute of limitations on your claims, so do not delay in seeking legal counsel.
We will promptly investigate your car, motorcycle or truck crash to pursue maximum damages.
We fight back when legitimate claims are unfairly denied by insurance companies.
Bad faith litigation is becoming more common as the insurance industry continues to engage in dishonest practices that trample the rights of policyholders.
INSURANCE COMPANIES KNOW US BECAUSE THEY’VE PAID OUR CLIENTS OVER $130 MILLION DOLLARS.
CAR ACCIDENT INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012
HAIR SALON INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.
SLIP & FALL INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.
On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.