Our experienced partners, Jim Rushford & Phil Bonotto, have been providing quality, aggressive and diligent representation to individuals, commercial establishments and property owners involved in slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents since 1983. We understand the serious financial and medical consequences associated with premises liability accidents.

The Rushford & Bonotto legal team has over 83 years of combined experience and includes former prosecutors, former criminal defense attorneys, and civil litigation attorneys. It is because of our vast experience that we are uniquely able to understand civil litigation matters from all angles in order to determine the best course of action for your case. We understand the importance of conducting in-depth investigations to evaluate liability, injuries and damages. We devote substantial time, talent and resources to preparing your case for trial. We are selective with the cases we choose, so we can focus our attention on every phase of a case.

Premises Liability Overview

Simply getting injured in at a grocery store or other establishment does not necessarily mean the establishment is at fault. In order for the injured party to prevail, they must prove the store or establishment caused the dangerous condition or that the dangerous condition was present long enough for the establishment to discover and correct, ultimately resulting in the accident that caused the injury.

Premises liability generally refers to injuries that occur as a result of unsafe conditions on another person's property. The types of premises liability cases can be almost limitless. They include accidents due to defective or unsafe carpet and tiles, staircases, swimming pools, ponds, parking lots, wheelchair ramps, fires, explosions, broken glass, and inadequate security. Negligent premises conditions can exist in just about every type of building or open space, including homes, apartment complexes, theaters, malls, sports facilities, amusement parks, commercial buildings, and parks. The most common type of premises liability cases involve persons injured by a slip and fall, or trip and fall.

Experienced Litigation and Trial Attorneys

With more than 83 years of combined experience, the attorneys of Rushford & Bonotto build our clients' cases from day one to collect and preserve vital information and evidence to insure our clients obtain the best result possible. All of our attorneys at the Law Office of Rushford & Bonotto are experienced trial lawyers with proven results on behalf of our clients. We are dedicated to helping clients receive the best possible result for their case. Our team includes former prosecutors, former criminal defense attorneys, and lawyers with decades of courtroom experience. If settlement is not in the best interest of our clients, we have the talent, experience and resources to take any case to trial and are not afraid to do so.


Contact us today at (916) 565-0590 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We proudly represent current and former military personnel and their families.

We have a bilingual member of our team to assist our Spanish Speaking clients. Se habla espaƱol.

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