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Premises Liability Lawyers: Defending Your Right to Safety in Public and Private Spaces

The world is filled with both public and private spaces, which make up for the architecture pedestrians stroll through on a daily basis. The concept of premises liability is a vital safeguard in this respect to ensure the public stays safe. 

Premises liability is a branch of law that holds property owners accountable for the safety of those who explore their premises. This can apply to many public (and private) spaces like shopping malls, social parties, or even when you’re stepping into your friend’s home.

At Frantz Law Group, our team of premises liability lawyers is committed to standing up for any losses individuals have faced due to negligent property owners. We believe every person has the right to peace of mind and well-being while navigating public and private spaces in a protected manner.

When a hazardous condition arises on someone else’s property, the consequences can be devastating— be it a wet floor in a grocery store, public swimming pool accidents, or faulty escalator accidents at an amusement park. 

Our legal duty is to advocate your rights and correct the wrongs you’ve faced while contributing to a just and more safe environment for everyone. 

Keep reading to learn more about the legal avenues you can take to hold property owners accountable for any incidents that arise today or in the future.

Backed by a track record of success, Frantz Law Group obtained a $2.75 million settlement in a wrongful death claim for the family of a young child who fell from a Ferris wheel. If you or your family have a premises liability case in California, contact us online today.

Understanding Premises Liability

Premises liability outlines the responsibilities of property owners to maintain safe conditions for the people who enter their premises. This responsibility, termed “duty of care,” covers public spaces, businesses, and private homes.  


It’s the onus of property owners to take reasonable care and exercise the proper steps to prevent any accidents or hazards that could potentially harm any visitors. 


There are many types of premises liability cases, as covered by the National Institute of Justice. Some common examples to be most aware of include:

  • Slip and falls: This includes wet floors, icy walkways, or uneven surfaces, resulting in injuries. According to the NFSI, more than 8 million ER visits happen due to slip and fall. 
  • Unsafe structures: For example, faulty escalators or elevators with loose wiring, poorly maintained staircases, parking lots in dangerous condition, and more. 
  • Negligent security: This can sometimes lead to a higher risk of criminal acts like assaults or robberies against the business owner. You’ll often see security personnel at malls or near the cashier to cover this risk.
  • Poor maintenance: Neglecting regular maintenance can lead to fall accidents arising from broken handrails, falling debris, and loose tiles. 


Premises liability law also breaks down the types of visitors into different categories, each with a different degree of legal protection. These are:

  • Invitees: These are individuals explicitly invited onto a property. For example, customers in a store. This category carries the highest duty of care and comes in two types: business invitees and public invitees. 
  • Licensees: Licensees have the property owner’s implicit permission to enter, not directly related to the business purpose. For example, security personnel in a store. Here, property owners are liable for any personal injury caused if they are aware of the hazards. 
  • Trespassers: This is someone who has entered the premises with no permission, often illegally. This covers break-ins or any loiterers. There is generally no duty of care owed to trespassers.


Rental property owners often carry premises liability insurance that pays damages for injuries caused by unsafe conditions in their apartment buildings. Many homeowners carry personal liability insurance that can provide compensation for losses suffered as the result of the homeowner’s negligence, on or off of the property such as injuries inflicted by a homeowner’s dog.

At Frantz Law Group, we understand insurance coverage issues. In your case, we will identify all possible sources of compensation and seek to maximize the compensation you receive from all sources. We represent clients throughout California from our offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Riverside.

Call our firm today at (855) 735-5945 to schedule a FREE consultation today! Frantz Law Group is ready to assist you with your California premises liability case.

Why Choose Our Premises Liability Team?

When you’re choosing premises liability attorneys to work with on a premises liability lawsuit, you’re owed the right to feel confident in their skills, experience, and success. 

Our law firm, Frantz Law Group, understands the profound impact that hazardous conditions can have on your life, and we’re here to uphold the promise of your fundamental public rights. 

Our premises liability team comprises seasoned premises liability and personal injury attorneys with a deep understanding of this area of the law. We have a track record spanning 44 years of successful cases concerning serious injuries and come equipped with the proper knowledge to assess your case. 

Don’t just take our word for it — our success stories and testimonials with past clients speak volumes about our dedication to you. 

As your fellow public citizens, we understand how the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve built our firm’s principles on the foundation of compassion, transparency, and a 100% commitment to your well-being. 

When your safety is compromised, you deserve a team of superheroes whose legal representation will tirelessly champion your cause. That’s what we’re here for.

How We Support Your Claim

We’re here to help you navigate the complex process of the premises liability claim and provide our unwavering support to ensure your rights are protected. Here’s how we go about it.

  • Our experienced legal team of experts will provide clarity on each phase of the process to you and what to expect, from initial consultation and gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies and even going to court.
  • We meticulously analyze the circumstances surrounding your case and gather evidence of the property owner’s culpability and negligence of duty. This is central to the case’s success.
  • As we progress further into the case, our team leverages expertise to craft a compelling case and represent you tenaciously in court if necessary. 

Your well-being is our number one priority. From the moment you reach out to us for a consultation, your claim comes first, and our team is focused on providing steadfast support to you throughout the process. 

Potential Compensation and Benefits

Premises liability law recognizes the physical, emotional, and monetary toll that incidents can take. Thus, it provides many avenues for seeking compensation. 

This includes: 

  • Compensation for medical expenses which includes medical bills such as ER visits, surgeries, treatments, and more
  • Lost income due to disruptions in your ability to work 
  • Pain and suffering, which covers intangible distress experienced by the injured party

Frantz Law Group is dedicated to securing the maximum compensation you deserve for your personal injury claim. 

Whether the incident was on private property or elsewhere, we leave no stone unturned in the process, ensuring your burden is shared and later, lifted through the best compensation package possible. 

Starting Your Journey Towards Justice

When you come forward and seek legal recourse, you’re empowering yourself to hold property owners accountable for their actions. This isn’t something that benefits only you but the larger society as well, as you set an example of creating a safer environment for others.


It’s important to remember the statute of limitations on premises liability cases, which can vary depending on your jurisdiction. Taking action sooner rather than later ensures you can get justice on your terms and build a strong case. 

Have you suffered from a personal injury case? Or perhaps you have a family member or loved one who had a premises liability accident and didn’t know how to get justice from the concerned homeowners?

At Frantz Law Group, we provide the guidance that makes a difference. Our expert team is dedicated to giving you the tools you need to navigate the legal system effectively and secure the compensation you deserve—all starting with a free consultation. 

After all, you know what they say. The journey of justice starts with a single step. Reach out to us and take that crucial first step toward getting the peace of mind you rightly should have. 

Let’s partner up today. Give our law office a phone call on our toll-free number 855-735-5945, for a free case evaluation and legal advice.



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