At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, our premises liability attorneys have a solid record of success with injury cases arising from dangerous property conditions. Known as “premises liability” accidents, they can result in severe injuries and death. We have obtained compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs of our clients’ accidents.

If you have suffered a dangerous property accident, the best thing you can do is contact a knowledgeable injury lawyer right away to learn about your options and your rights. Our firm has been helping people since 1979. We have the experience and knowledge to build a strong case for you.

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dangerous Property Conditions


Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe for anyone who might be on it. If this duty is violated, they may be held liable for the injuries of another.

We have handled a wide variety of premises liability cases, including:

  • Negligent security
  • Jump house/trampoline accidents
  • Broken fences and barriers
  • Wet floors in commercial establishments
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Breaks in flooring and pavement
  • Falling debris
  • Retail store accidents
  • Weak or missing stair rails
  • Missing or weak lighting
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Stair Defects
  • Failure to guard or warn of hazards

Conditions such as these can lead to a trip-and-fall accident or a criminal attack. They can result in multiple fractures, brain injuries, and even death.

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building Fire Cases


Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook is a trusted Bay Area personal injury law firm that has recovered millions of dollars for clients whose lives were forever changed as a result of building fires.

Over the years, our team has delivered compassionate support to victims and families, and has leveraged decades of experience to protect the rights of clients as we navigate the complexities of the personal injury and wrongful death claim process and fight for the compensation they deserve.

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protecting Your Rights, Fighting For Justice


Building fires can involve a wide range of circumstances and legal issues. No matter what the unique facts of your case may be, our legal team has the breadth of experience and the drive to ensure your rights are protected, and that responsible parties are held accountable for your losses.

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a History Of Success In Building Fire Cases


Our team has a proven record in helping victims injured in building fires, as well as families who lost loved ones in these tragic events. Our experience in handling these cases has enabled us to overcome the defense strategies often used by responsible parties and insurers, and to recover millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We understand the tremendous emotional turbulence of these cases, as well as the legal difficulties they involve.

Some of our previous cases we’ve handled include:

  • $4.6 million recovered in a wrongful death suit on behalf of Contra Costa firefighter who was one of four victims killed in a 2007 San Pablo house fire. The settlement was secured against two private alarm companies.
  • A wrongful death settlement on behalf of one victim killed in a building fire at the Tosco Oil Refinery in 1999. At the time, the fire was Contra Costa County’s deadliest industrial accident.
  • A successful recovery in a wrongful death case for the family of a victim who died in a house fire in Richmond, California. Our firm was able to overcome the defense’s case that living conditions of the victims and families contributed to the fire.
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jump House & Trampoline Accidents


Trampolines and jump houses appear to be all fun and games, but these recreational devices can be very dangerous. People of all ages and fitness levels get injured on trampolines and in inflatable jump houses. Some of these injuries are very serious.

If you or your child have been seriously injured in a trampoline accident — either at a trampoline park, in an amusement park, or on another person’s property — you may have legal options. Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook represents clients throughout the Bay Area in all types of recreational accident cases. Since 1979, we’ve won millions on behalf of our clients.

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common Trampoline & Bounce House Accidents


Our firm’s attorneys represent individuals who have been seriously injured in all types of accidents: at trampoline parks, in inflatable jump houses, on rented trampolines for a child’s party (inflatable slides, inflatable obstacle courses, inflatable waterslides), and on trampolines at a private residence. The types of injuries resulting in such an accident vary greatly, but can cause serious back injuries, neck injuries, brain injuries, foot and ankle injuries, and bone fractures.

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Examples of accidents occurring on trampolines and in jump houses include:

  • Jumping and landing on another individual
  • Falling off trampoline or jump house
  • Collisions with other jumpers
  • Equipment failure
  • Unsupervised trampoline accidents / failure to supervise

Even if you signed a waiver, you may have legal options for seeking compensation if you have been seriously injured. Talk to a premises liability lawyer from our law firm to learn about your legal options.

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retail Store Accident Claims


Retail store owners have a responsibility to ensure that their property is free from any dangerous conditions that threaten the safety of shoppers, employees, and passersby. When they fail to provide a safe premise, and an accident occurs causing an injury, they can be held responsible for their negligence.

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook represents individuals who have been seriously injured in shopping malls, grocery stores and supermarkets, strip malls, convenience stores, and other retail stores.

Busy Mall

Examples of retail store accidents include:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents on slippery or uneven floors
  • Accidents in construction or repair zones
  • Injuries due to falling merchandise or overloaded shelves
  • Accidents and injuries due to poorly lit stairwells and parking lots

If you have been seriously injured in any type of retail store negligence accident, we will fully investigate the accident’s cause to determine if the property owner’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident happening. From there, we will help you seek compensation for all accident-related expenses, including medical bills, lost wages and other damages.

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walnut Creek Swimming Pool Accident Cases


Have you been seriously injured in a swimming pool accident in the East Bay Area? Was a loved one severely injured or killed in an accident? Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook represents individuals who have been seriously injured in accidents caused by swimming pool owner negligence. Pool owners must take reasonable precautions to ensure that the area is safe for others. If this doesn’t happen, they may be held liable for the injuries that others experience on their property.

An attorney from our firm can thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case in order to determine who can be held liable for your injuries or for the wrongful death of a loved one. Compassionate with clients yet aggressive in court, our attorneys have established a track record of success. To date, we’ve won more than 50 settlements and verdicts in amounts of more than $1 million on behalf of our clients.

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negligence In Swimming Pool Accidents


Whether the accident occurred at a hotel swimming pool, public or community swimming pool, or at a private residence, we can help. The owner of any swimming pool in California must take proper safety precautions to ensure that no dangerous conditions exist that could threaten the safety of swimmers and passersby. If they fail to do so, they can be held accountable for their actions.

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Examples of negligence that could cause a swimming pool accident include:

  • Failure to post no-dive warning
  • Failure to use pool cover
  • Failure to supervise children
  • Failure to install or monitor security cameras
  • Failure to install proper fencing or self-latching gates to keep children out of pool area

We also represent the family members of an individual who drowned in a fatal swimming pool accident. Those left behind may be eligible for compensation through a wrongful death claim.

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millions Won By Our Premises Liability Lawyers Serving Contra Costa County!


Our law firm has prevailed in a number of high-profile defective property accident cases, winning significant awards for our injured clients. We investigate thoroughly, review medical records and rely on our years of experience to fight for full compensation for our injured clients.

Contact us online or call (925) 275-5592 today!

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