Your Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyer
Personal Injury, Slip & Fall and Premises Liability
Anyone who owns property or has a business has a legal duty to keep it in a condition that is safe for the people who go there. If a person has an accident or injury due to an owner’s negligence, that person may have a valid claim to a financial award for their injuries and losses, which is why you should call a Philadelphia premises liability lawyer immediately if you have had an accident on someone else’s property.
At the Alfred M. Abel Law Office in Philadelphia, we hold property owners accountable. We pursue claims for medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent injuries, scars, and lost wages that result from a property liability case such as a slip and fall, collapse, falling object, poor lighting and other negligent actions, and we pursue them to get the best results for our clients.
A very common case for injuries and accidents is a trip or slip and fall due to some hazard on another person’s property. An example is when a shopper falls on a slippery substance on the floor. If the store owner or operator knew about it, or if it was there for a long time, and the owner or operator failed to clean it up or put up a warning, then there might be negligence and a good case for personal injury damages.
Other common instances of premises liability include broken or cracked sidewalks; broken and uneven stairs or escalators; falls on ice or snow; dog attacks; collapsing walls or displays or swimming pool or play area injuries. A less common type of case, called dram shop liability, can happen when a bar or restaurant owner serves alcohol to a minor or someone visibly intoxicated and that leads to an injury.
If you or a family member were injured due to another person’s negligence and are considering filing a claim, you should immediately consult with an experienced personal injury attorney and discuss the following items:
- The condition of property may be altered shortly after an accident. So, it is important to document and photograph the dangerous condition as soon as possible.
- Some defects are cleaned up right away, like a slippery substance or a collapsed structure, so you might need to find witnesses to prove what happened.
- Pennsylvania, like all other states, has a “statute of limitations,” which means that in most cases, a lawsuit must be filed against the owner or operator of the property within two years from the date of your injury.
Our personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia will make sure the evidence is preserved and will hire the engineers, investigators and experts needed to prove the cause of your fall, the parties responsible, and ultimately obtain money damages to compensate you for the loss caused by your injuries.
An Aggressive Injury Lawyer for All Premises Liability Cases
If you or a family member were injured on a commercial or residential property because of the property owner’s neglect or security failure, you want to hold the property owner accountable. Because the legal advice about injuries on another’s property is not black and white, you will need help from a premises liability lawyer to determine if you have a case and from whom you can seek compensation.
The Philadelphia premises liability lawyers at Alfred M. Abel, Law offices, have fought for accident and injury victims for more than 30 years. We have successfully resolved hundreds of complicated premises liability claims, including
- Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents.
- Dog bites.
- Swimming pool accidents.
- Elevator and escalator accidents.
- Collapsed walls and store displays.
- Falls due to ice and snow.
- Inadequate lighting.
- Failure to warn of a defect.
- Dram shop and liquor liability.
- Inadequate and unsafe exits.
- Inadequate security.
- Injuries to patrons caused by employees.
When you need legal help after a fall or dog bite, contact our premises liability lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation.