San Francisco Bay Area Premises Liability Claim Attorney

San Francisco | San Jose | Oakland | San Rafael CA

Contingency Fees negotiated on every case.
In San Francisco: 415-788-3900 or Toll-Free: 866-288-6010 and In the East Bay: 510-663-6000

Was your car accident caused by a defective street or dangerous highway conditions? Was your slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident caused by a broken sidewalk? If a public entity caused, knew about or should have known about a dangerous condition and you were injured because of that dangerous condition.

Bay Area Premises Liability Attorneys

While some government immunities to liability exist, the state of California, the federal government or a city, town or county may still be held responsible for dangerous premises conditions that cause fractures, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputation or wrongful death.

Dangerous premises conditions that cause accident injuries include:

  • Defective streets or sidewalks
  • Potholes
  • Dangerous highway conditions
  • Dangerous street design
  • Blind intersections
  • Defective traffic lights
  • Lack of proper warning signs
  • Gravel on the road
  • Unmarked construction sites

If you think that a public entity is responsible for your accident injuries, call an experienced premises liability lawyer toll free at 1-866-288-6010 or, if you prefer, fill out our intake form and we will contact you. We offer free consultations, and you never pay us anything unless we get you compensation.

Contingency Fees Negotiated On Every Case.

Time Limit

A premises liability case against a public entity begins differently from those against a private person. You must file a claim within six months of the accident date if you want to seek compensation for your injuries.

A premises liability attorney at Weber & Nierenberg will talk to you about your accident and evaluate whether you have a premises liability claim against the government entity that caused the dangerous condition.

Experienced Bay Area Defective Property Attorney

Many types of premises liability exist in addition to liability for dangerous conditions by a government entity. For example, shopping centers, apartment buildings and office buildings all have a duty to inform you about known dangerous conditions.

Examples of dangerous or defective property conditions that could provide you with compensation for injuries caused by them are:

  • Foreign liquid substances or spills
  • Items in aisles or walkways
  • Inadequate lighting in stairs or aisles
  • Defective stairs or stairwells
  • Inadequate security
  • Ditches or potholes
  • Defective elevators or escalators
  • Swimming pools
  • Amusement parks

If you or a loved one has been injured because of a dangerous or defective property condition — especially a serious injury such as a complex bone fracture, amputation, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury — you should seek experienced counsel.

Recent Examples of How We Have Helped Our Premises Liability Clients

We represented the family of an 8-year-old who drowned during her swim class at a public pool in Contra Costa County. We proved to the defendant that the drowning would not have occurred if the pool staff had followed their stated protocols for pool safety. The settlement included a memorial established in honor of our clients’ daughter.

We represented a 12-year-old Milpitas girl against the city of Milpitas and a general contractor for constructing a mid-block signalized pedestrian crossing but failing to warn pedestrians that the signal lights weren’t yet functional and to not yet use the crossing. Our client was struck by a van while crossing mid-block and suffered a traumatic brain injury. In deposition, a city employee working on the project admitted that she knew before the accident that the non-functioning crossing would be a problem but that she did nothing to correct it.

We represented the adult children of a 78-year-old who was pushing a shopping cart at a retail store when she tripped on merchandise left in the aisle and broke her hip. During surgery to repair her hip, she suffered a stroke, which led to her death. The case settled the day before trial was to begin.

See more verdicts and settlements.

Free Initial Consultation

Schedule a free evaluation of your premises liability claim or wrongful death claim by calling us toll free at 1-866-288-6010 or, if you prefer, filling out our intake form and having us contact you. You have no obligation to hire us when you receive this evaluation. If you hire us, we will get paid only after we recover money for you.

Contingency Fees Negotiated On Every Case.

We understand your anxiety about getting all of your medical bills paid, loss of earnings reimbursed, compensation for pain, suffering or the loss of a loved one and the costs of high quality legal representation. We provide an initial evaluation of your claim at no charge to you. If you decide to retain us we will negotiate a contingency fee with you that you are comfortable with so that you will not pay any attorney fees or costs unless we get you compensation for your losses.

At the Weber & Nierenberg law firm, our lawyers can protect your interests after a serious accident, including a motorcycle or auto accident, that resulted in serious injury. With offices throughout northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Rafael, Oakland and San Jose, we represent clients throughout the communities in and around the East Bay, North Bay and South Bay, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Napa, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Berkeley, Richmond, Fremont, Hayward, Modesto, Stockton, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Walnut Creek.

Locations & Contact Information
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1 Sansome Street, Suite 3500 San Francisco, CA 94104
P. 415-788-3900

1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1800 Oakland, CA 94612
P. 510-663-6000