Premises Liability

Personal injury plaintiffs are continuously coming up with new theories of premises liability, including lack of security, dangerous conditions, toxic mold contamination, inadequately trained emergency telephone operators, customer versus employee physical attacks, slip and falls and failure to call 911. Injuries can range from the most minor soft tissue injuries or scrapes to catastrophic physical and mental injuries.

Wesierski & Zurek LLP attorneys collectively have over 200 years experience defending restaurants, manufacturing companies, bars, individual land owners, hotels, property management companies, and all types of fast-food restaurants.

Chris Wesierski has tried cases through the years for most of the restaurants in Orange County, including many large chains. He has represented stores as well as hotels in numerous trials and arbitrations for risk analysis. He has tried rape cases and shootings as well as assault and battery cases in both the state and federal courts to success.

Paul Lipman has had great success in numerous cases for the Marriott in quick strike motions designed to end the case before large amounts of attorney fees are incurred.

Frank D’Oro has an unparalleled record of success in the area of premises liability defending stores and municipalities against any type of case that can be pled including assault and battery, sexual attacks, false imprisonment, false arrest, slip and fall, trip and fall, and inverse condemnation.  His trial success makes him one of the busiest attorneys in the state in this area.

Ron Zurek, Tom Wianecki and Terence Carney have all had experience and success in this area, which is one of our strongest, and the Firm is known for its expertise in this area. Of course, slip and falls, trip and falls, and any other premises liability problem that can arise have been adeptly handled to conclusion for many large companies including but not limited to Pepsi, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC, Marriott, Wyndham Hotels, Cushman and Wakefield, El Torito, Bob’s Big Boy, Ralph’s Grocery and others.

The Firm’s attorneys keep abreast of up-to-the-minute changes in appellate case law and new theories of defense in this rapidly evolving area of personal injury law. This experience and knowledge enables the Firm to obtain favorable settlements in liability situations, or extricate clients by way of motions to dismiss and defense verdicts at trial. If a losing plaintiff appeals a successful motion to dismiss or defense verdict, the Firm’s attorneys are also very experienced and well-versed in protecting those successful results at the appellate court level.

Many of Wesierski & Zurek LLP’s premises liability clients are high-profile companies with instantly recognizable names. Some premises liability actions have such egregiously damaging facts from a publicity standpoint that a very quick and reasoned analysis of the liability aspects, combined with skilled negotiating skills, can keep down any negative press.

The Firm is able to promptly evaluate a new case, big or small, as soon as pertinent information regarding liability and damages are received. Wesierski & Zurek LLP has had substantial success over the years in achieving pre-trial dismissals or significantly narrowing the scope of the litigation. All new cases are evaluated as to whether they should be settled quickly, settled when plaintiff makes a reasonable demand, or taken to trial if plaintiff does not make a reasonable demand or if there is no liability.

Wesierski & Zurek does government tort liability.  Usually when we defend cities it is in context of public property, but we frequently defend the city police departments.

The Firm is able to appropriately staff new premises liability matters, simple or complex, to achieve the best possible result for its clients.

Please contact named partner Christopher Wesierski in our Irvine office to discuss your representation in premises liability actions.  We look forward to serving your needs in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner.

Seminars are available and inquiries are always encouraged.