Experienced Santa Barbara Premises Liability Lawyer
Protecting you against negligent property owners
At the Law Offices of Robert S. Patterson, we understand how upsetting it can be to suffer injury — or to see someone you love injured — because of careless property owners. Our premises liability and negligent security attorney in Santa Barbara is committed to helping clients recover from and win compensation for their injuries. With nearly 35 years of experience, we provide the meticulous research, skillful case preparation and trial skills of a large firm and the personal attention of a small firm.
You should be able to go to work or to the store or walk by a building without being injured. Yet, premises-related injuries are some of the most common types of personal injuries. They include:
Winning more than workers compensation for on-the-job injuries
If you were injured on the job, your first — and sometimes only — recourse is workers compensation insurance. Unfortunately, its benefits are limited and often insufficient. Santa Barbara premises liability attorney Robert S. Patterson has extensive experience prosecuting what are known as third-party worker injury cases. Since these are personal injury claims, we can argue for damages over and above what’s provided by workers compensation, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Examples of third-party cases include:
- Manufacturers of the defective tool or machine
- Contractors providing a service to your employer, such as cleaning of cafeterias
- Suppliers of defective scaffolding
- Careless heavy equipment operators
- Dangerous parking lot and property maintenance
- Inadequate or negligent security
Third-party claims are complicated. They require a knowledgeable premises liability and negligent security lawyer in Santa Barbara with experience working alongside the workers compensation system and with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA).
Robert S. Patterson has extensive experience handling all personal injury claims — including third-party claims and claims for law enforcement officers and meter attendants.
Experienced premises liability attorney in Santa Barbara
The Law Offices of Robert S. Patterson combines the experience of a large firm with the personal attention of a small firm. We primarily serve Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties, though we work with clients from Los Angeles and San Francisco as well. Initial consultations are free. Call us at 888-479-4589 or contact us online.