Property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition that is free of safety hazards. Premises liability law refers to the area of law that holds landowners responsible for keeping their property safe and free from hazardous conditions.
When property owners and land occupiers fail to do so, innocent people can suffer devastating personal injuries. If you were seriously injured due to the hazardous condition of private or public property you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Slip / Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer
The Wieand Law Firm has a track record of obtaining favorable settlements and awards for clients who suffered serious injuries because of a dangerous or hazardous condition of another’s property. We regularly handle slip/trip and fall cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and are experienced at holding property owners accountable for their negligence.
Some examples of common premises liability claims we handle include:
•Fire and smoke injuries
•Injuries, assaults and wrongful death from negligent security
•Defects at commercial properties causing slips, trips or falls
•Swimming pool accidents
•Defective stairways and stair collapse
•Elevator and escalator accidents
•Porch collapse and porch railing failures
•Tripping or falling due to uneven surfaces
•Slips and falls from cleaning agents
•Slips and falls caused by spilled food or drinks
•Exposure to toxic fumes or chemicals
•Building code or housing code violations
•Failure to repair or maintain premises
•Improper commercial displays
•Falling merchandise in stores
•Unprotected holes and uneven surfaces
For a free and friendly no obligation consultation, call the Wieand Law Firm at 1(800)481-5206 or fill out a description of your claim through the online contact form. We offer a free initial legal consultation and work on a contingency basis. This means that we don’t get paid unless we take your case and recover money for you.
Were you Injured because of a Hazardous Property?
The most common type of premises liability cases involve trip/slip and fall accidents. For example, you may have a premises liability case if you were injured because you slipped and fell on a wet floor when shopping or if you tripped on broken sidewalk. Other examples of premises liability include falling objects, defective stairways or balconies that collapse.
Although your claim may appear straightforward, premises liability cases can be challenging to prove in court. It is important to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows common defenses to premises liability cases and how to overcome them. Property owners are not responsible for all injuries that occur on their property, even if the injuries very severe or permanent. Instead, the liability of the property owner turns on a complex factual and legal analysis. This includes factors such as the injury victims guest status on the property, the negligence of the property owner / land occupier, and any comparative negligence of the victim.
Swimming Pool Drowning Accidents
During the hot and humid summer, taking a plunge into a cool swimming pool can be extremely fun and refreshing. Unfortunately, swimming pools are also known to be hazardous and inherently dangerous to children. Swimming pool drowning accidents usually happen unexpectedly and can be downright heartbreaking.
Some common causes of drowning accidents include:
- Slipping and falling near a pool
- Inexperienced swimmers
- The use of alcohol and drugs
- Lack of supervision
- Diving board injuries
- Unsafe pool parts – including drains in which hair or a necklace could get caught
Swimming pool accidents occur each year at private pools, hotel pools and public swimming pools. Pool owners are required to take special precautions to protect children. For example, in Pennsylvania, public pools are required by law to have a lifeguard on duty and must have a fence around the property. In addition, many municipalities require private pool owners to have a fence surrounding their pool. Lack of supervision and fences or other barriers are two main causes of drowning accidents.
If your injuries occurred at a private pool or public pool, you may have a case against the owners of the pool. You should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help determine if the property owner was negligent in some way.
Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
The Wieand Law Firm knows how to get maximum compensation for your premises liability claim. We handle personal injury cases throughout all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Call us today for a free legal consultation at 1(800) 481-5206. If your injury prevents you from traveling we will come to you.
When accidents happen, the Wieand Law Firm is here to help.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice and should not be used as legal advice.