Cranberry Injury Attorney
Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” is an injury law firm with personal injury lawyers serving all of Cranberry Township, Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, and across Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one have been involved in any accident involving serious harm, or you have lost a loved one from an accident, please contact us for a complimentary consultation. Call a KM&A personal injury lawyer at 724-906-4462 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Property owners are responsible for what happens on their land, within reason. Premise liability makes the property owner liable for injuries occurring on their property which occur due to negligence, often in regards to property upkeep.
In order to win a premise liability claim, certain conditions must be met. First, the defendant must possess the land or property. Secondly, the plaintiff must have been invited onto the property. In some cases, a trespasser is not allowed to bring charges against the property owner. Finally, the property owner must have committed negligence, a breach of the duty of care. Property owners have a duty to ensure that visitors on their property are reasonably safe from harm.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Everyone slips and falls at one time or another. Most of the time falling resulting in little worse than a bruised ego. Slip and fall accidents can lead to more serious injuries such as broken bones and head injuries. While it is easy to brush off tripping or falling as being clumsy, these accidents can be the responsibility of a person, company, or government if they allowed hazardous conditions to contribute to your accident.
Common places for people to slip and fall are sidewalks, driveways, homes of family and friends, shopping centers or grocery stores, restaurants, work places, construction zones, poorly light areas, and more. These slip and falls may be due to objects left in the walkway, loose or uneven pavement, snow or ice accumulation, or other factors. By consulting with an attorney you can determine if pursuing a slip and fall claim is the right choice for you. An attorney can assist with the legal procedure, interviewing all potential witnesses, dealing with insurance companies, and answering any questions you have during the process.
Falling in a stairway can lead to serious injuries including broken bones, neck and back injuries, head trauma, and even death. The fall could have been caused by structural issues or poor lighting, neither of which are the fault of the injured. Insurance companies are often skeptical about claims based on stairway falls which is why it is important to talk with an attorney. They can help deal with the insurance company to ensure that you get compensated for your accident.
Swimming Pool Accidents
To many people, summer means swimming in a pool, whether it is in their backyard, their neighbor’s backyard, or the public swimming pool. Unfortunately, swimming pool accidents are often cause serious injuries and can be fatal. Some of these accidents could have been prevented by having fences, proper supervision, or signs to warn of the depth. If you or a loved one was injured by an accident due to negligence, consult with an attorney right away. An attorney can help you determine who was liable for the accident and ensure that they are held accountable. It can be overwhelming to deal with medical bills and insurance companies right after a tragic accident – let an associate from KM&A deal with that.
Negligent Security Measures
No one chooses to go to an event, restaurant, concert, or other location expecting to get injured. Sadly, sometimes the people who should be looking out for our safety aren’t. If inadequate security measures are taken at a concert, rally, bar, restaurant, or other major event, people can get injured. There are industry standards for security that an attorney can help you discover and compare to those present on the day of your injury. If the security measures were subpar, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Let an associate help you determine the best course of action to take in regards to your negligent security measures taken claim.
Collapsed Decks and Structures
Building codes are in place to protect people from unfortunate accidents. Decks and other structures can collapse if not built or maintained properly. The collapse of these structures can cause injury to people around them. If you were hurt due to a deck or structure collapsing, contact an attorney today. If they were negligently maintained, you may have a claim against the property owner. By filing the claim as soon as possible you can make sure that you get any medical bills or other related costs covered.
Medical Malpractice deals with a professional standard of care. When the care given by a health care provider falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, the patient has the right to sue. Most of these claims involve some sort of error on the part of the health care provider. Medical malpractice claims can arise from a misdiagnosis, improper treatment, administration of the wrong medication, failure to inform of the risks involved with a treatment, and failure to inform of alternative treatments and their benefits and risks.
In order to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit, you need to get other medical professionals to agree that the level of care was subpar. An attorney can help get your case in motion by contacting the proper experts. Medical professionals carry malpractice insurance which may be quick to give you a settlement offer in order to make the complaint go away. By having an attorney on your side you can be sure that any settlement you accept is fair for you and fully compensates you for the injury caused by your health care provider.
Injuries Caused by Medications
Medicine is supposed to make you feel better, not worse. Some drugs have either not been tested stringently or end up having unforeseen side-effects which can be disastrous to patients. It can take months or even years for the drug company to learn that their medication is harming people. In the time it takes for the drug company to realize this, irreversible damage may be done to a patient.
In other instances, the drug companies and doctors may be aware that a severe side effect is possible. These side effect are usually rare and the value of the drug is viewed to outweigh the risk of a dangerous side effect. If a potential side effect was not properly explained to you prior to the administration of a medication, you did not consent to the risks.
Occasionally, the pharmacist or doctor can give out the wrong dosage to patients. This mistake can trigger dangerous side-effects, cause irreparable damage to the liver, or even lead to death caused by an over dose. These mistakes should not happen if the professionals are paying attention to the task at hand.
If you or a loved one was injured by a medication, consult with an attorney immediately. For some drugs there are ongoing class action lawsuits. For these types of lawsuits there can be a deadline in which you must file your complaint by. Even if you were injured by a drug not involved in a class action lawsuit, it is important to file your complaint while the evidence is still in existence. Memories fade over time and medications get lost. By acting quickly, you give yourself the best chance to be successful in your claim.
Parents aim to keep their children safe. If your child has been the victim of an accident due to defective products (strollers, car seats, bicycles, etc.), dangerous design of playgrounds, lack of supervision, negligent care at a daycare, or another reason, contact an attorney today. Often serious injuries to children can affect their development and the rest of their life.
Since injuries to children can have life-long effects, it is important to consider how the injury will change their life when making a claim. Working with an attorney who is familiar with calculating damages (and backing up the numbers) can make all the difference in your child’s life. By aggressively holding those responsible liable for damages, you can make sure that your child is financially taken care of for their life.
Dog Bite or Attacks
Dogs and be a beloved member of the family. If they become aggressive, their bites can cause severe damage, permanent scarring, and lasting trauma. Treating a dog bite can be more costly than just a few stitches – dog bites can easily become infected, leading to costly treatment. If the bite occurs in a visibly noticeable location, scarring can be a major concern. Emotional trauma after being attacked by a dog can be tough to overcome. Contact an attorney to see if you have a case against the dog owner. If the dog was not restrained properly, known to be aggressive, or commanded to attack you may be able to collect damages against the owner.
People get injured in many ways and the injuries listed on this page are by no means the only ones for which you can file a lawsuit for. Sometimes it is obvious what was responsible for a fall (such as tripping on a loose step) while other times it is more difficult to tell. If you were injured and believe someone else is liable for your injuries, consult with an attorney. They can help you access your legal options and together you can decide if litigation is the correct route for your case.
Contact an experienced Cranberry Personal Injury Attorney at Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC well versed in practice in Cranberry Township, Butler County and across Pennsylvania at (724) 906-4462 or email@example.com.