Assisting after Santa Barbara accidents caused by falls, dog bites and other conditions

Under California law, a person or business who owns, leases, occupies or controls a property must reasonably maintain their premises, including repairing or replacing known dangers or unsafe conditions that should be reasonably discovered, as well as giving adequate warnings of dangers that could not be remedied. This includes both the inside of the building and surrounding premises. If a landowner, shopkeeper or other party fails to do so, they can be held liable for the resulting injuries. Each highly accessible personal injury attorney at McCarthy & Kroes provides skilled support and guidance when you are injured by dangerous or defective property conditions. With 25 years of experience, we have become a firm that clients in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo rely on.

Types of premises liability in California

One of the most common types of accidents that give rise to premises liability is a slip and fall. Falls may be caused by all types of dangerous property conditions, such as unsafe sidewalks that are slippery, cracked or uneven, or unsafe stairwells that lack adequate lighting, are missing railings or have uneven steps. Dog bites are also a frequent cause of injury for which the owner may be held strictly liable even if the dog has no prior history of viciousness.

At McCarthy & Kroes, our honest and assertive attorneys assist with all types of premises liability claims:

  • Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents
  • Animal attack and dog bites
  • Inadequate security
  • Swimming pool drowning and accidents caused by falls and inadequate safety measures such as enclosures or pool covers
  • Elevator and escalator accidents, including trips, falling elevators and elevator door injuries

How we can help

Injuries caused by falls, dog bites and other unsafe conditions can be extremely serious, ranging from broken bones to disfigurement and whiplash to head trauma. In many situations, especially when the victim is a child or elderly adult, these injuries may even be fatal. At McCarthy & Kroes, we have the experience and anatomy training to understand the full extent of the physical, emotional and financial harm caused. We are dedicated to guiding you through your personal injury claim to obtain the compensation you need. Through precise legal representation, we help you gather and protect valuable evidence and build a strong case to make a full recovery.

Protecting your rights to compensation so you can focus on recovery

Since 1988, each premises liability attorney at McCarthy & Kroes has been dedicated to helping victims obtain compensation from insurance companies and liable parties for the harm they suffered. To learn more about the claims process, proof of liability and how we can assist in your case, contact us online or call 805.564.2085 for a free initial consultation today.