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Premises Injury Attorneys in Santa Barbara

If you have been injured on someone else’s property, we can help

The attorneys at Pulverman & Pulverman, LLP in Santa Barbara help premises injury victims recover compensation for the damages caused by an accident on another’s dangerous, unsafe or poorly maintained premises.

A duty to maintain safe premises

Property owners owe a duty to others coming onto their property to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. This duty includes being aware of the condition of the premises and making any necessary repairs or warnings — from mopping up food spills and repairing broken sidewalks, to making sure adequate signage is in place. Property owners responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of certain areas of their properties include:

  • Retail shops
  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants
  • Government or public property
  • Landlords
  • Homeowner associations

Safety and security

Property owners and property managers may also have a duty to their tenants and the public to take reasonable measures for safety and security. For example, they should make sure that stairwells and parking garages are adequately lit and have security cameras or security personnel, if necessary. What is reasonable in any given situation depends on all the circumstances involved. A property owner who does not take reasonable measures for safety and security may be liable for an assault or battery that takes place on the property due to the owner’s negligence. A skilled injury lawyer can determine if you have a case.

Premises injury cases can be complicated because it is often difficult to prove how long an unsafe condition was present and when the property owner knew or should have known of it. We handle personal injury cases arising out of accidents in shopping malls, restaurants or retail establishments. In one case, we obtained $235,000 in a mediated settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on water at an auto dealership near a water fountain. In another case, we obtained a $250,000 recovery for a woman who fell on a mopped floor in a grocery store.

Attorneys in Santa Barbara, California handling premises liability cases

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident on dangerous, unsafe or negligently maintained premises, call Pulverman & Pulverman, LLP at 805.259.3581 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation.