If you’ve been injured on someone’s property as a result of unsafe or dangerous conditions, the property owner is legally responsible for your injuries. This type of law, called “premises liability law,” protects more than one million people every year who must seek medical care because of these types of injuries. To determine whether your injury was the result of premises liability, contact the attorneys at Freundlich & Littman, LLC today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, persons harmed by an unsafe condition on another’s property may have a case for monetary compensation. Premises liability cases commonly involve slip and fall accidents, where a person slips, trips or falls because of a hazardous condition. Uneven pavement, loose electrical cords, liquids, defective stairs, and loose handrails can all cause a slip and fall accident. Slip and fall accidents can produce serious and extremely painful injuries, such as spinal cord damage, broken bones, dislocated joints, and traumatic brain injuries. These injuries may require you to take time off from work, undergo extensive medical procedures, and pursue lengthy rehabilitation. Some disabilities or injuries may be permanent.
Another common premises liability claim involves inadequate security. If property owners fail to provide the proper security measures on their premises and their negligence allows a third party to rape, rob or assault others, the injured parties may have a premises liability claim. Grounds for a premises liability claim may include failure to install proper lighting, alarms, or security cameras, as well as the failure to supervise and/or train employees and security personnel.
It is also important your attorney learn the details of your case while they are still fresh in your mind. A detail you may think is of little significance may be of great importance in your case. Additionally, if an insurance company is involved in your case, an experienced attorney will examine the applicable automobile, home owners, medical or other relevant insurance policy and advise you of your rights under the policies. It is important to seek legal counsel right away, as most insurance companies will attempt to settle a case for pennies on the dollar, taking advantage of the injured party.
Austin R. Freundlich, Esquire and Gregory C. Littman, Esquire are experienced personal injury attorneys. If you, a loved one or family member has suffered a personal injury, contact us today at (215) 545-8500 or info@FreundlichandLittman.com for a free consultation and case evaluation.