Public Property Liability

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Los Angeles Public Property Liability Lawyers

Public Property Accident Claims in Southern California and Beyond

When accidents happen on public property, it is sometimes because of the dangerous conditions on the property itself. For example, a design defect on a highway can easily lead to accidents because a curve wasn’t banked properly. In other instances, the lack of properly installed and maintained guard rails along a cliff or drop-off could lead to accidents, injuries, and wrongful death.

While it can be difficult to navigate a claim against the government for public property hazards, our Los Angeles attorneys at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP can provide the skilled representation you need to prove that there were dangerous conditions on the property. Aside from representing clients who were harmed because of design flaws on roads and highways, we also represent those injured because of the negligence of CALTRANS workers in highway construction zones.

Ready to get started? Just call Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP at (866) 634-4525 or contact us online for a free consultation in Los Angeles, Southern California, or nationwide. 

Navigating Premises Liability Claims Against the Government

When a disproportionate number of accidents occur at the same intersection, sidewalk, or bend in the highway, the design of the road itself may be at fault. Under premises liability laws, a property owner may be held accountable for failing to maintain safe conditions on the road or in the area – even if that property owner is a state or local government agency. While a public entity may not be liable for your injuries in every case, there are some exceptions that allow you to sue the government, thanks to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and the California Tort Claims Act (CTCA).

Of course, it can also be difficult to tell if the accident that injured you was caused by a dangerous or defective road condition. A lawyer who knows the applicable laws and understands all the responsibilities of governmental entities can analyze the facts and determine whether you have a valid negligence claim.

Not All Accidents Are Caused by Vehicles or Drivers

Some of the most common public property liability claims:

  • Inadequate drainage that led to excessive pooling of water on a California freeway
  • Dangerous, defective, or missing guardrails on the road
  • Defective or missing gates and signals at railway crossings
  • Failure to place protective barriers at a gore point (a triangular area where traffic lanes merge or split, marked by solid white lines)
  • Broken staircases or wheelchair ramps at a government building
  • Hazardous conditions at government buildings
  • Defectively-designed roads that make accidents more likely

When you turn to Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, you can trust that you will have skilled legal advocates in your corner. In the past, we have succeeded in a wide range of government lawsuits, including those involving dangerous conditions on public property. To discuss your case, please contact us right away: These cases often have much shorter timeframes for filing and discovering a claim than other types of injury claims.

We can represent clients injured by dangerous conditions on public property. Call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online.



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    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

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    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.

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    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.


    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."

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