Premises Liability Lawyers Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorneys Help Victims of Negligent Property Owners Get Financial Compensation in Philadelphia and Throughout PA
There are so many things that can happen on someone else’s premises that can result in serious injury. A property owner is responsible for a wide variety of managing different aspects of their premises. When they are negligent or shirk those responsibilities, this can lead to significant harm for visitors who slip and fall on the property. If you want to get proper financial reimbursement for your pain and suffering after a premises liability accident in Philadelphia or somewhere else in Pennsylvania, it is important to call a lawyer who handles these types of cases. Contact the knowledgeable Philly premises liability attorneys at the Marrone Law Firm, LLC via phone or our online form.
Have You Suffered an Injury Due to Property Owner Negligence in Philadelphia, PA?
Property owners owe a duty of care to residents, clients, customers, and visitors to their properties. Premises liability cases often involve the following types of properties:
- Shopping centers
- Private residences
- Apartment complexes
- College dormitories
- Golf courses and country clubs
- Health clubs
- Office buildings
Premises Risks That Philadelphia Property Owners Are Responsible for
Did you suffer catastrophic injuries because of a dog bite, a construction site explosion, a swimming pool mishap, or a fire in an apartment complex? Getting to the root cause of the accident is critical. So, too, is determining the identities of all parties who may be responsible. Additionally, a detailed review of medical records will form the basis for determining a dollar value for your tangible losses. Intangible losses such as pain and suffering may also figure into a Pennsylvania premises liability injury claim or lawsuit.
Here is a list of some of the main premises risks that PA property owners are potentially responsible for:
- Wet surfaces and leaks
- Icy surfaces
- Heated-up area that can be accessed by visitors
- Loose floorboards
- Cluttered floors or pathways
- Torn carpeting or flooring
- Recently waxed or mopped floors
- Poor lighting
- Dangerous animal not properly secured
- Loose mats and rugs
- Poorly constructed staircases
- Damaged guardrail or lack of guardrail or stair rails
- Uneven sidewalks or driveways
- Pool regulation
- Ground and property inspection
- Food inspection
- Fire hazards and exits
The Most Common Catastrophic Injuries in Pennsylvania Premises Liability Cases
There is a very large list of possible injuries one can get from an accident on someone else’s premises, including serious injuries that may be the basis for a premises liability lawsuit. The most common catastrophic injuries seen in these types of cases include:
- Torn Ligament and Muscle Strains: Such as the meniscus in the knee or a shoulder rotator cuff injury which can result in permanent pain in one’s daily life or limit mobility.
- Back and Neck Injuries: Injuries of the back or neck can leave someone permanently disabled or dealing with pain or movement restrictions for life. Sleeping and working may also become a challenge.
- Broken or Dislocated Bones: Bones take a while to heal and can often leave someone out of work for months. Broken or dislocated bones suffered in a premises liability accident can also involve a painful healing process.
- Lacerations or Deep Wounds: Most lacerations or deep cuts heal on their own, but some result in scarring which can be emotionally and psychologically damaging for people, especially when the scarring is on their face.
- Dog Bites or Animal Wounds: Dogs and other animals can be very strong, and wounds from domesticated animals can result in horrible scarring or nerve damage if the bite was deep enough.
- Drowning: This is a common occurrence when pools or private ocean areas are not properly regulated. If by chance the victim does not die, lack of oxygen can result in serious brain damage or long-term coma.
- Electrocution: Live wires can lead to electrocution injuries, especially near electric lines after storms. It is also a common injury near public pools.
- Brain Damage or Head Injuries: Falling and striking one’s head again the pavement or a hard surface can result in permanent impairment of cognition and other abilities. It can also result in internal bleeding of the brain, hemorrhage, stroke, etc.
- Burns: Even third degree burns can result in scars and a lengthy healing process. Serious burns can cause PTSD, serious scarring and skin damage, skin graft surgery, and even nerve damage that limits feeling and movement. Burns may be caused by anything from a fire to overheated liquids.
- Infections: An infection can happen when someone swims in a pool or has a wound and gets it dirtied by an area that should have been cleaned properly.
- Food-borne Illnesses: Food-borne illnesses are commonly seen in restaurants or banquet halls. Food poisoning, disease, E. coli, salmonella, or other bacteria and viruses can cause serious illnesses or even result in death.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Philadelphia Premises Liability Attorney Today
For more than 25 years, Joseph M. Marrone has been fighting for the rights of people injured in premises accidents in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania. We won’t let our clients suffer from someone else’s lack of responsibility. The staff and attorneys at the Marrone Law Firm, LLC can evaluate your premises liability case with no further obligation from you. Contact our attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation now!