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Posted on: October 22, 2013

California Civil Code Section 1714 provides that “[e]veryone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”


Under this code section, and others, when an accident or injury occurs to a visitor or tenant living on another person’s property in California, the owner of the property may be liable (legally responsible) if it can be proved that the injury was caused by the negligence or recklessness of the Van Nuys property owner.  If you have been injured through a slip and fall accident at someone else’s home or business in Van Nuys, and which you believe occurred as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit.

“Slip and fall,” and “trip and fall” cases involve property—both public and private property that that has some sort of dangerous condition which is allowed to remain, and where the dangerous condition causes an injury.  The dangerous condition is often a hole, a tripping or slipping hazard, a collapse of a structure, or a result of the property being allowed to fall into disrepair.  In Van Nuys, slip and fall and trip and fall cases are also known as premises liability cases.  Premises liability cases can also occur when there is a lack of security measures in the face of a known danger, which causes a person to become the victim of injury or crime.


Have you been hurt by slipping, tripping or falling on debris at a business or private dwelling in Van Nuys?


Did you slip on liquid or spills in the grocery store or a restaurant in Van Nuys?


These are the sort of premises liability cases that Webb & Ord has successfully pursued for its clients throughout Van Nuys and elsewhere in California.



Webb & Ord has helped many people injured by dangerous conditions in Van Nuys.  We know that injuries from premises liability disrupt every aspect of your life, including your ability to work, your time with family, and can cause you to live in constant pain and suffering.  We will assist you in dealing with insurance companies, obtaining the medical care you need and deserve, and all the way through trial, if necessary.  IF WE DO NOT WIN AT TRIAL, YOU DO NOT PAY OUR CONTINGENCY FEE.

It is important to consider legal representation as soon as possible after your injury.  Victims of slip and falls, trip and falls, and other premises liability cases in Van Nuys are often called by insurance adjusters immediately after their accident.  Assistance is frequently needed in dealing with the insurance companies.  Insurance companies are in business to make money, and they have a financial incentive to pay you as little as possible when settling a personal injury case.  Webb & Ord’s attorneys will protect your rights, and can handle any and all communications and negotiations with the insurance companies.  Since your communication with an insurance company could impact your rights and interests, it’s important to seek legal advice prior to communicating with an insurance adjuster, agreeing to a settlement offer, or providing an official statement.

We offer a free initial review of your case. Call us today at (323) 462-3736.


Webb & Ord are the leading personal injury attorneys in California, and located on the corner of Hollywood and Vine—easily accessible by the Los Angeles subway and bus system.  Contact the car accident attorneys at Webb & Ord today for your free consultation.