Premises Liability Attorney
Serving Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego
Law Offices of Kenneth G. Marks in Orange County, CA
Shirley is a 62 year old woman who had a part-time civilian job at a Naval base. She walked down the hall to go to the restroom and slipped and fell and broke her ankle. The “Wet Floor” sign was at the end of hall, past the point where she slipped and fell. Her medical bills were only $7,000, her lost earnings weren’t too significant, but she couldn’t play tennis for awhile. Kenneth G. Marks settled her case for $150,000.
Tyler was a 12 year old boy who was in gym class. His teacher invented a game that was similar to dodge ball, only with tennis balls. Tyler got hit in his right eye with a thrown ball. He was not blinded and his medical bills were minimal, but he now has to use eye drops for the rest of his life. His first lawyer wanted him to settle for $5,000. He went to Kenneth G Marks. Mr. Marks determined that the gym teacher was negligent for not supplying goggles to the students. He patiently waited until Tyler was older because he was concerned that Tyler could develop more serious problems. He settled Tyler’s case for $175,000 when he was 18 years old. His parents were very appreciative of Mr. Marks’ patience.
These are just a few examples of premises liability cases. Slip and fall accidents happen in restaurants, supermarkets, nurseries and just about any public place you can think of. Trip and fall accidents often occur on sidewalks that are supposed to be maintained by cities and counties. Bar fights can result in liability to the tavern owner if there is a lack of security or other extenuating circumstances. Sometimes there is a lack of security at concerts or other large public events. The list goes on and on.
Why you should hire a premises liability attorney
Unlike most car accident or motorcycle accident cases, it is often more difficult to prove negligence in premises liability cases. If the owner of the property had no knowledge of the dangerous condition which led to the injury, that owner can often escape liability. Only an experienced premises liability attorney can advise you whether or not you should pursue your claim. Kenneth G. Marks has an excellent track record for settling the cases he accepts, but also for getting the client to understand when he or she should not pursue a claim.
California premises liability cases sometimes referred to as slip and fall accidents, are very complex and often difficult to prove. A thorough understanding of the laws regarding the various and numerous incidents that result in premises liability is essential to successful legal representation. Kenneth G. Marks understands these factors and will go beyond the obvious to find the person responsible for the negligence that caused your injuries.
If you have been injured while on another person's property, consult with Kenneth G. Marks, an experienced, aggressive Orange County premises liability lawyer or slip and fall attorney. You will receive a free initial consultation and get the benefit of 29 years of experience in the area of premises liability law.