When you or your loved ones go somewhere, we know that the last thing you expect is to get injured. When we visit establishments like the grocery stores, banks, local parks, the courthouse, or the DMV, you expect to be safe and secure.
We agree that is how it should be. Unfortunately, we know that there are times when other people’s negligence ends up causing you harm.
When you need a Pittsburgh premises liability attorney, you can turn to the experienced team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman for help. We want to make sure you get compensation for your accident-related expenses.
From private residences to public buildings, the people who own and operate them need to ensure the safety of the people who have a right and expectation to be there.
One of the main problems faced by property owners is injuries that happen due to their negligence. This often happens because they fail to regularly inspect and maintain their premises. This can lead to store displays, stairways, railings, benches, and more to fall into disrepair and injure people. This also includes parks and playgrounds that are maintained by government agencies.
One of the main causes of injuries is slip and fall accidents. These most commonly occur because employees and staff do not clean up spills in a timely manner or they do not post “wet floor” signs after mopping. These accidents can also occur when there is uneven pavement in parking lots, loose flooring, or carpets that slip easily.
Even private residence owners have a responsibility to keep their properties safe when they invite people over. This means fixing any hazards, keeping chemicals stored safely, and making sure they take preventative measures, especially if there will be children present. This is especially important when there is a swimming pool.
In 2017, Allegheny County saw 97 homicides, over 1,000 sex-related offenses, over 1,300 robberies, and more than 11,000 assaults.
Knowing these numbers, businesses and government offices need to be sure they maintain adequate security to keep their patrons safe from harm. This can include having security guards, surveillance equipment, and proper lighting. These measures are especially important for places that are open in the evening and nighttime.
You should never be unsafe when you go onto other people’s property. All property owners who invite people onto their premises need to make sure they create and maintain a safe environment. This includes building safety as well as security issues. If you have been harmed due to a property owner’s negligence, the qualified legal team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. We will work to secure compensation for the following: