Premises Liability

Premises liability is the term that refers to the responsibility a person owes to another person who is either injured or killed on his property. It can include almost anything that can happen to a person on a piece of property, whether it’s commercial, personal, public or private.

Some of the most common cases of premises liability involve the following; slips, trips or falls, insufficient security, construction defects, lead poisoning, swimming pool accidents, fires, explosions, exposure to hazardous materials, athletic injuries, animal bites, and workplace injuries.

The attorneys at Abiri & Szeto know the ins and outs of the law in the state of California. We specialize in proving not only who owns or occupies the premises in question and that they are in fact liable for it, but additionally that they really are responsible for the dangerous condition.

Motorcycle Accidents

The attorneys at Abiri & Szeto can help people injured in motorcycle accidents throughout California. We have seen firsthand the accident scenes and the aftermath of pain and suffering for those involved. If we take your case, we’ll fight tirelessly to protect your rights and get you the best possible outcome.

The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents:

  • Motorists’ failure to yield the right of way.
  • Cars cutting off a biker riding behind it.
  • Lack of proper training by the biker.
  • Lack of proper gear, primarily a good helmet.
  • Bikers trying to share a lane with another driver or riding in the shoulder.
  • Product defect.
  • Poor weather conditions.

Dog Bites

Dog bites often result in severe, painful, and permanently disfiguring injuries. In severe cases, a dog bite turns into a mauling by the dog that requires a stay in the hospital and extensive plastic surgery to repair the wound. In California, the owner of a dog is legally responsible for all injuries and damages caused by his or her dog’s biting someone. This applies even if it was the first time the dog had ever bitten anyone and had never shown any sign of aggressiveness previously. At Abiri & Szeto we’ll fight tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome in the wake of an unfortunate dog bite injury.

Car Accidents and Auto Defects

Drivers and passengers injured in auto crashes, or families of loved ones who died, are eligible to bring claims against other drivers at fault.

If the vehicle involved in the accident had safety defects, a suit against the manufacturer of the vehicle should also be evaluated. Safety defects can include, but are not limited to the following; high risk of rolling over, tire tread separation, brake/acceleration issues, and seat belt failures.

Currently, Abiri & Szeto is prosecuting a large number of personal injury lawsuits involving auto, SUV and other vehicle accidents. We represent persons injured and the families of victims of fatal accidents involving every type of passenger vehicle, as well as cases relating to defective mechanisms within the vehicles.

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries and spinal injuries are permanent and life-changing. They affect the lives of both victims and their families. These injuries, whether involving permanent paralysis or not, are often caused by the fault of others. This can be through surgical error, playground accidents, birth injury, automobile or motorcycle collisions, construction site mishaps, chemical exposure, defective products or machinery failures. The attorneys at Abiri & Szeto have the skill and experience to obtain full and fair compensation for those who have sustained such catastrophic injuries. These victims and their families need lawyers who understand the medical, physical, economic and psychological impacts of these complex and devastating injuries.