Maybe you slipped and fell on a sheet of ice while entering a store. Or your landlord failed to fix that broken stair after you told him about it dozens of times. Or maybe you were injured in a bar fight. Whatever it may be, when you are injured on someone else’s property, that owner may be responsible for your injuries. And you’re going to need a lawyer to help you with your case.
For 20 years, the Pennsylvania premises liability lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli have been fighting for the injured across the Keystone State. We understand how difficult it is to recover following an accident and we will fight for your rights both inside and outside the courtroom. Whether it’s a slip and fall accident, a dog bite injury, or a swimming pool accident, our personal injury attorneys are ready to get you the compensation you deserve.
WHAT IS PREMISES LIABILITY?
When you are injured on someone else’s property as a result of a hazardous condition, then you may have a case of premises liability. Under this law, the victim needs to prove that the owner was negligent in maintaining the property, causing an accident to occur.
Some of the more common types of premises liability cases include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents: This is the most common of premises liability claims. If you slip and fall because of a hazardous situation, such as a buildup of ice and snow on a walkway, you will have a claim against the property owner.
- Animal Attacks: If a dog bites you and causes an injury, you will be able to sue the dog’s owner for your injuries.
- Negligent Security: If you are attacked in a store’s parking lot where there are no security lights or video surveillance, this may be a case of negligent security.
- Inadequate Maintenance: If the property is not properly maintained, causing an injury, there may be a case. Such inadequate maintenance includes liquid, debris or ice accumulations.
- Toxic Fumes/Chemicals: If a property owner uses cleaning supplies causing you to get sick, you may have a premises liability claim.