Category : Premises Liability

Can You Sue a Homeowner If You Slip on Wet Leaves on His Property?

January 10th, 2019 by Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
Is the owner of the property on which you slipped on wet leaves and injured yourself liable for your injury? Under California law, homeowners have a legal duty to maintain their property to eliminate hazards and dangerous conditions. But are...

Can You Sue For Injuries If You Signed A Waiver Of Liability In California?

October 13th, 2018 by Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
For some activities – most often, recreational ones – you are required to sign a waiver of liability or a release of liability. A “not responsible for accidents” waiver, or whatever you want to call it, means that under most...

Drug Overdose Deaths Skyrocketed In 2017, But Can Drug Manufacturers Be Held Liable For Overdoses?

October 5th, 2018 by Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
Not long ago, we were told that car accidents killed more Americans than any other non-disease cause. But this is no longer true, as drug overdose deaths hit a record high in the United States. As the opioid crisis in...

Can You Sue Your California Landlord? Premises Liability Claims

September 26th, 2018 by Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
If you are a renter in California and you or a loved one are injured due to the landlord’s negligence of the property you’re renting, you may be able to sue. Under California premises liability law, property owners are obligated...

Premises Liability: Can Stores Be Held Responsible For Injuries Caused By Falling Objects?

September 8th, 2018 by Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
You are walking down an aisle at your local Walmart, Target, or any other store, and, all of a sudden, you get hit by something that tumbled down from above. That object might have been inadequately secured by the store's...

You’ve Gotten Hurt On Someone’s Property. What Do You Do Now?

August 28th, 2018 by Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
A property owner must maintain a safe environment so that no one gets injured. However, this isn’t always the case. People can still get injured. Owners or employees may have acted negligently, causing you to have an accident. The property...

If You Get Injured In An Airbnb Rental, Who Is Liable?

August 16th, 2018 by Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
Airbnb is becoming the new essential app for every modern traveler. Much like Booking.com, it allows vacationers to book rooms and houses offered for rent online by hosts, all at an affordable price. Since Airbnb is a relatively new phenomenon,...

Tips for a Safe Swim This Summer

July 12th, 2018 by Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
The summer brings about the bright sun, warm temperatures, crystal blue skies, and the urge to go for a swim. Whether you like to swim in the ocean, in a lake, in a river, or in a pool, you need...

Premises Liability: Cleaning Up a Property after a Storm

June 27th, 2018 by Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
Premises liability is an important topic for any property owner. Whether you own a commercial or residential property you need to know and understand what it is you are liable for if someone gets injured on your property. A hot...

Appellate Victory Won in Walgreen Premises Liability Case

June 15th, 2018 by Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
A recent trial relating to a premises liability lawsuit against Walgreens saw an appellate victory achieved for the retailer, using the “mode of operation rule” and the res ipsa loquitur doctrine. Kathleen Shafer filed the suit on the grounds of...