When you or your loved ones visit another property the last thing you want to deal with is suffering an injury. Most injuries are avoidable and others cannot be prevented no matter how hard we try. It’s understandable that you don’t want to wind up suffering an injury in an accident on someone else’s property, whether it’s residential or commercial. That’s why it’s important to speak with an experienced Beaver premises liability attorney from Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman about the injury you or a loved one suffered. You have the right to compensation if the injury could have been prevented.
The main reason why premises liability injuries occur is negligence. Negligence on the part of either the property owner or property manager. The person in charge of keeping the property safe and free of potential hazards typically negligently cares for the property to the point where someone winds up getting hurt. An owner or property manager is responsible for inspecting the property regularly for hazards and then remediating those hazards before someone suffers an injury.
The most common type of accident that causes an injury is that of the slip and fall. Slip and fall accidents happen because wet floor signs are not posted, spills are not mopped up, and leaks are not taken care of in a timely manner. Slip and fall accidents can also happen in parking lots, on stairwells, and in poorly lit places.
If you find yourself injured in an accident that occurred on someone else’s property, and you were allowed to be there (invited), you have the following options when it comes to seeking compensation for your injuries:
Owners of private residences are also held to premises liability law in Pennsylvania. Just because it is a private property it does not mean the owner is off the hook for any injuries suffered by visitors. Property owners have a duty of care they must provide their visitors at all times. This includes looking for and fixing any hazards that could lead to a visitor suffering an injury. If the hazard is not fixed and someone suffers an injury the owner of the private residence can be held liable in court. This is especially important when it comes to dealing with children who will be on the private property when there is a swimming pool present.
Were you injured while shopping or visiting someone’s home? Premises liability is a confusing part of the law in Pennsylvania. Make sure you have a strong understanding of your rights and how you can obtain compensation for your injuries. Contact the experienced team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman today to schedule a consultation with a Beaver premises liability attorney.