Premises Liability Lawyers in Philadelphia
Under premises liability law, owners and property managers of public spaces – such as malls, restaurants, and grocery stores – must keep their property free of hazards. In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, owners of private property are also responsible for the safety and well-being of anyone visiting their property.
When you sustain an injury due to negligent property management, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. The experienced premises liability attorneys in New Jersey and Pennsylvania at Wapner Newman can help you hold the negligent property owner responsible, securing the compensation you need to recover from the injuries you’ve suffered.
How Wapner Newman Can Help
When we accept a client’s case, we don’t play nice with the other side. We know how important each case is for our clients, and we devote our firm’s energy, enthusiasm and experience to get them results that reflect the hardships stemming from their injury.
Clients come to us facing incredible challenges. They are often unable to work or perform routine tasks. They are in a great deal of pain, both physically and mentally. Sadly, they are often being denied the payment they deserve by insurance companies and property owners.
Our clients know that when they come to Wapner Newman, they’re working with a firm that makes sure they are treated fairly. Once we take your case, you won’t be taken advantage of anymore.
Contact Wapner Newman today to schedule your free legal consultation.
Examples of Dangerous Premises in Pennsylvania
Accidents are a reality of life, but they are also almost always preventable. This is especially true in premises liability cases.
Though it might seem like an incident “just happened,” it’s important to remember that unsafe property conditions don’t appear out of thin air. Whenever there is a property-related injury, there is usually someone who failed to do their part to keep others safe.
Some examples of dangerous premises include:
- Wet floors
- Negligent security
- Unmaintained surfaces
- Improperly maintained roofs
- Elevator and escalator failure
- Animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park injuries
- Deck collapses
Slip-and-fall accident claims are a common type of premises liability claim, but any number of injuries can be sustained on a dangerous property. Some of these injuries will require both emergency and long-term medical attention.
Combined with lost wages and physical pain and suffering, your injuries can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. A Philadelphia premises liability attorney can help you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
Proving Premises Liability in Pennsylvania
Proving fault in a premises liability claim can be complex. You and your premises liability lawyer must prove that the property owner knew (or should have known) that the premises were dangerous. To thoroughly establish the facts and evidence in your case, you will need the assistance of an experienced premises liability attorney.
When a Slip, Trip or Fall Causes Your Injury
Broken handrails, wet floors, icy surfaces, cluttered walkways – any of these hazardous conditions can result in serious injuries. Someone should be held accountable for the injuries people suffer because of dangerous property conditions. Fortunately, the law is clear about who is liable for injuries caused by a property’s conditions: property owners.
Falls are no laughing matter. They are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries and hip fractures. A fall can be devastating and, in some cases, deadly. At Wapner Newman, we take slip, trip and fall cases with the seriousness they deserve.
Contact Wapner Newman to learn more about your premises liability case.
Negligent Security: When Property Owners Fail to Protect Others
When someone is assaulted in a restaurant, parking lot or other establishment, they might assume that the only person responsible for their injuries is the assaulter. However, the law states that property owners have a responsibility to protect people on their premises, which means they should have security in place to prevent violent attacks.
If you’ve been harmed by someone in a bar, parking garage or other business, you should consider a premises liability claim to get the compensation you need. Even if a business has a security guard on duty or security cameras installed, these don’t always protect patrons. The owners should be held accountable for the injuries people suffer on their premises.
Contact Wapner Newman to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with our firm.
Why File a Premises Liability Claim?
You shouldn’t be made to pay the price for someone else’s wrongdoing. In a premises liability claim, you hold a property owner accountable for the costs their negligence has forced upon you. A premises liability claim gives an injured person the opportunity to seek payment for their damages, which can include…
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing care
- Lost income
- Pain, suffering and emotional trauma.
Damages in Philadelphia premises liability cases can include both economic and non-economic damages. That means that an injured person can rightfully demand compensation for the financial consequences of a property-related injury (medical bills, lost wages, etc.) and for the consequences that are more difficult to put a figure on but are just as significant, such as physical pain and emotional suffering.
Types of Injuries in Premises Liability Claims
Considering the many types of incidents that fall under the umbrella of premises liability claims, it’s easy to see how many different types of injuries a person might suffer in these cases. These injuries are typically extremely painful, costly and debilitating. Here are just a few examples…
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
- Dislocated joints
- Internal injuries
- Wrongful death.
One property-related incident can lead to several injuries, so it’s possible that you’re dealing with many of the injuries listed above. Regardless of whether your injury is listed or not, we encourage to you reach out to Wapner Newman to speak to our attorneys about your case.
We offer free consultations to help you better understand your legal options. Contact Wapner Newman today to get started.
What is Duty of Care and How Does it Apply to Premises Liability Cases?
Duty of care is a term that implies a person’s responsibility not to inflict harm on others. For property owners, this means that one must make sure the conditions of their premises do not pose a threat to others. One example of a failure in duty of care is a grocery store owner who fails to clean up a slippery area on their floor. Another example would be an amusement park owner who fails to ensure the safety of the rides at their park.
Anyone who owns property has a duty of care to others. From the perspective of a person who has been injured, you do not need to establish who was responsible to begin exploring your legal options. All you need to know is that you’ve been injured, and it was someone else’s fault. If that’s the case, contact Wapner Newman to meet with our team. If we accept your case, we will investigate the causes of your injury to determine who should be held responsible.
Wrongful Death Premises Liability Claims
A fatal injury leaves families, loved ones and communities to pick up the pieces from a premises-related death. If unsafe property conditions lead to death, surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim to receive compensation for…
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Estate administration costs
- Lost income and benefits
- Emotional pain and suffering of survivors.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, the damages you seek in a wrongful death claim might vary. These claims are procedurally similar to premises liability cases, though obviously the stakes are much higher for surviving family members. The damages families seek in these cases are often significant.
The spouse, children or parents of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim in Pennsylvania. There is a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims in Pennsylvania, and it’s always in a family’s best interest to act as quickly as possible to make sure an attorney has time to conduct an investigation and begin work on a case.
There is nothing that can ever truly end the distress for those who have lost a loved one. However, these claims do offer compensation that protects a family from financial ruin. Of equal importance is the sense of justice a wrongful death claim can offer grieving family members.
The wrongful death premises liability lawyers at Wapner Newman have handled high-profile cases in Philadelphia. We know what it takes to get results for surviving family members. Call us today or fill out our online form to speak to our team about your case.
Our Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyers Are Here To Help
Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience helping victims receive the full compensation they are due in premises liability cases. If you live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and have been injured due to negligent property management, please contact Wapner Newman today for a free initial consultation with an injury lawyer in Pennsylvania.
We want to learn more about your case and help you explore your legal options. If you don’t want to proceed with your claim, we will not pressure you to do so. We’re here to help injured people get justice and make sure that they are treated fairly.
Wapner Newman has offices in Philadelphia, West Conshohocken, Allentown, and Marlton. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.