60+ years of combined experience with serious injury and third-party work injury cases

Los Angeles Premises Liability Attorney

Premises liability laws hold property or business owners legally responsible for accidental injuries to visitors on their property if those injures can be proven to result from the property owner’s negligence. All property owners and tenants are required by California law to keep their property or business safe.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured on someone’s premises, please contact Greenberg & Ruby, LLP today to discuss your case. You may be eligible to receive compensation based on the property manager or holder’s negligence.


At Greenberg & Ruby, LLP, our attorneys have helped clients receive compensation in premises liability cases for combined 60 years experience.


  • We have a reputation for success, securing more than $250 million in favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
  • We prepare every case as if it is going to trial. This allows us to be aggressive in our negotiations and confident in your case so that we can be fully prepared for anything in your proceedings.
  • We are diligent in fostering relationships with our clients so that we can get to know them and fully understand their situation. This includes clear, consistent communication and honesty about the status of their case so that we can build a foundation of trust.
  • We represent all clients based on a contingency fee agreement. There are no initial costs upfront and all expenses are advanced. At the conclusion of the case, you only pay if we win your case.


Some of the most common premises liability cases include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Injuries due to negligent security
  • Fires, burns, and electrocutions
  • Falls from roofs or ladders
  • Swimming pool-related injuries
  • Poisoning or illness due to exposure to hazardous wastes or materials

Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of accident caused by owner negligence. Any business or property owner that fails to repair or clean hazards such as broken stairs or wet floors that injure a visitor due to a slip and fall may be held liable for damages.


Personal injury caused by the negligence of a property owner or manager may be the result of a wide variety of contributing factors. The most common causes are:


  • Unsafe walkways
  • Slippery walkways due to melted ice or uncleaned water
  • Unsafe and poorly maintained walkways, which may cause trip and fall accidents,
  • Improper signage warning of dangers, which are the most frequent causes of accidents at construction sites,
  • Dangerously inadequate or negligent security on the premises, which may lead to violent crimes such as rape or assault,
  • Insufficient or poor lighting on the premises which may lead to accidents or crime,
  • Falling objects
  • Lack of proper supervision swimming pools


For premises liability to apply the plaintiff must be the victim of a property owner’s negligence or other wrongful act. Premises liability does not normally apply to those injured in the workplace unless special circumstances are in evidence.

Premises liability can seem straightforward. If a visitor falls on a broken step that the homeowner or property owner knew about but did not rectify or warn the visitor of, then the property owner can be considered responsible for the fall. In this case, premises liability appears clear and obvious, but it is often much more complicated. For example, public areas such as the sidewalks in front of shops are considered to be the responsibility of the shop owner to keep clear of snow or debris, even though they do not legally own the sidewalk. Or, in the case of third party premises liability, a property owner may be considered partially responsible for a crime committed to another person while on their property, even though they themselves did not commit the crime.


Although it may seem simple to determine whether a property owner is legally responsible for any injuries that occur on their property, the laws are more subtle and complex. Under premises liability law the injured person must either be an invitee, which is a non-commercial guest of the property owner, a licensee, which is a commercial guest of the property owner, or a trespasser, which is a person who has entered the property without the permission of the property owner. Premises liability compensation will depend in part of the status of the injured person. Additionally, the property owner must be found legally negligent for any claims to be actionable.

Premises liability lawyers gather all the necessary evidence and information to strengthen their client’s claim for damages, and are well-versed in all sorts of personal injuries, slip or trip and fall injuries, animal attacks, wrongful death accidents and traumatic brain injuries. Anyone injured on someone else’s property should not hesitate to hire a legal professional to help them win their case; if they fail, they risk losing more than they have already lost.


If you or a loved one has been seriously injured on someone’s premises, please contact us today. We understand the frustration and stress that can come from seeking compensation from a negligent property owner or manager, and we can provide the representation and support in this time of need.

Schedule a free consultation and see how we can help you secure the compensation you deserve today.

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