Defense Of Homeowners And Condominium Associations In California Premises Liability Claims
Property owners and managers are required to use ordinary care to prevent injury to others. This means managing premises so as to avoid exposing people to an unreasonable risk of harm. Over the years, lawmakers and judges have “fine-tuned” these general concepts as they relate to the premise liability of homeowners associations.
Over Three Decades Of Skill And Experience
With an office in San Diego, attorney Gregory M. Garrison is a respected litigator with more than 30 years of experience handling property disputes involving HOAs and more. When it comes to a property injury, he frequently offers advice to homeowners associations and condominium associations regarding potential liability issues. He knows how to weigh factors to ascertain liability by addressing questions like:
- Who were the injured party? Tenants, employees, homeowners, trespassers or independent contractors will all be treated differently under the law.
- What caused the injury? If the injury was the result of an issue that should have been discovered, or if it was intentional are factors that can determine the outcome of a premises liability case.
- Were there other intervening factors that affected the situation? If a third party’s negligence, defective product or other circumstance was involved, these could all play a part in determining liability.
Gregory M. Garrison knows the law and can help you determine if liability is possible. Since premises liability cases are very fact-specific, he will work with individuals very closely by asking pertinent questions during the initial consultation. If a case is valid, he has the skill to resolve that matter via litigation, mediation or arbitration.
It is important to note that, just because someone was hurt does not mean the homeowners association is automatically liable. Facts will determine the outcome of a case. Hiring a good lawyer knowledgeable in this area of law, one with experience in the courtroom, helps as well.