Premise Liability Lawyers
A premise liability lawyer relies on the legal theory that a property owner has a duty to ensure the safety of the premises for other individuals. Premises include a number of different locations which include apartment buildings, offices, government buildings, retail establishments, restaurants, homes, and more. Because of the significant amount of time spent at these locations there is a significant risk of injuries occurring here.
If you believe that you have suffered an injury due to a hazardous condition at a property, speak with a lawyer today to find out what legal options may be available to you.
Types of Premise Liability Accidents
If there is a dangerous condition on a property that the property owner is responsible to maintain, a safe environment. There are a number of different accidents that can occur due to a hazardous condition on the property including slip and falls, swimming pool accidents, falling objects, improperly secured mats/torn carpeting, building collapse, playground injuries, and shattered glass.
Slips and Falls
Slips and falls are some of the most frequent premise liability accidents. As a property owner, an individual is responsible to inspect their property for potential hazards and repair any hazards. Slip and fall injuries are often caused by wet floors, uneven sidewalks, uneven floor, and more. When an individual slips and falls because the failure of the landowner, the landowner may be liable for the harm.
If you have slipped or fallen because of a hazard that should have been repaired, you should contact an attorney at Kraemer, Manes and Associates LLC.
Swimming Pool Accidents
According to the World Health Organization, in 2011, 359,000 people worldwide died from drowning. In the United States, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional deaths for children under age fifteen. In Pennsylvania the laws regarding the necessity for fencing varies based on the municipality.
However, given the risk associated with drowning, it is highly recommended that a landowner or property owners to fence in their pool and ensure that the fence is in working order. As such, fences and other protective means should be put in place to mitigate the risk posed by swimming accidents. If you or someone you know is injured or killed in a swimming accident, you need to have an attorney on your side. The KM&A legal team has the knowledge and skill to fight for you to ensure you are made whole.
Falling objects can pose a significant risk to people, whether it is an improperly secured light fixture, icicle during the winter, trees with dead limbs, or even parts of a building including bricks, roofing, or any other part of the structure. Additionally, if you are in a store which keeps items high above the customers, there objects pose significant risk to the customers if they are improperly stored on the shelves and fall. If any of these objects, or others, fall and strike someone, this creates a significant risk of injury or even death.
It is important that should you be struck when walking down the street, while shopping, or at any other point that you contact an attorney. With the assistance of a KM&A attorney on your side, you will be able to receive compensation for your injuries. It is important not to delay as attorneys can help you through the process and to relieve you of the burden and stress that resulted from the accident.
Improperly Secured Mats/Torn Carpeting
Improperly secured mats and torn carpeting are frequent causes of trips that could cause serious physical harm. If you step onto a mat which is improperly secure, it could slip out from beneath you resulting in a painful fall. Mats should be properly secured so that they do not slip under any situation. If you have fallen and been injured from a mat slipping
Similar to slipping mats, torn carpeting is a similarly unexpected obstacle which can cause significant harm to individuals who do not expect the harm. If the landowner has not reasonably inspected the property to ensure that the property was safe, you likely have a claim based on their failures and the subsequent injury it has caused you.
If you have been harmed from an improperly secured mat or torn carpeting, contact a KM&A attorney to help determine the claims that you have.
The CDC has determined that each year over 200,000 children under age 15 go to the emergency room for injuries on the playground. These injuries include fractures, concussions, amputations, cuts, and other injuries. In fact, from 1990 to 2000, 147 children under age 15 died from injuries on the playground. Clearly injuries on the playground are very serious and can impact those injured for the remainder of their lives.
If your children or you have been injured on a playground, whether on the equipment, on swings, or on other playground equipment, you need to have an attorney who will advocate for you. Contact KM&A to determine what claims you may have and fight for the settlement you are due.
Common Premise Liability Injuries
When someone is injured on a premises, it is frequent that an individual could have both physical, financial, and emotional damage claims. Physical damages could include, but aren’t limited to cuts, scrapes, bruising, broken bones, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken hips, and even death. You may also miss work as a result of the medical treatment and thus would be entitled to compensation from front pay and back pay based on the extent of the injury.
As a result of these accidents, you may even be facing emotional damages including pain and suffering. These damages are some of the claims that your KM&A attorney may be able to make in your claim. It is important to contact a KM&A attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you get compensated for the harm caused to you.
Why do you need premise liability lawyer?
Insurance companies, businesses, and property owners all seek to minimize and reduce their liability and exposure whenever an accident occurs. Injured parties need to realize that they are in a highly adversarial system and opposing parties engage is many tactics to achieve their goals. They try to avoid responsibility for paying medical bills, property damage, and other compensation. There are entire departments dedicated to minimizing the amount of money they pay to victims of accidents caused by people who buy their insurance policies.
When Should You Contact KM&A?
If you, a family member, or a friend has suffered an injury on someone else’s property, you should contact KM&A immediately. Many of these properties will be protected by insurance and as such, they will try to quickly resolve the case in their favor. Without an attorney on your side, the insurance company who is more familiar with the issues at hand, will attempt to get a full release from you for all your claims and make every step to undermine your claims and the value of your injuries. I
f you want to be able to be made whole from the injuries you have suffered, it is vital to have an attorney on your side. Contact an attorney at KM&A immediately in order to ensure that you have an advocate on your side.