Pennsylvania Premises Liability Attorney
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Premises can include restaurants, hardware stores, grocery stores, office buildings, parking lots, department stores, other people's homes, and any land or buildings that are considered to be someone's property. The legal basis for a "premises liability" case is that property owners have a duty to make sure their premises are reasonably safe for others. When a person has an accident and is injured on someone else's premises, the property owner can sometimes be held responsible. Premises liability cases are commonly referred to as "slip and fall" cases, because many of these claims arise when a person slips, falls or trips due to a hazardous condition on a property.
In order to build a strong premises liability or slip and fall case, the injured party should be able to prove that the property owner knew or should've known a danger existed on their premises and had adequate notice to fix the dangerous condition, yet failed to take the necessary steps to fix it in a timely manner. You may also have grounds for a premises liability claim if the owner caused the dangerous condition.
Insurance companies work hard to deny premises liability claims. At Metzger Wickersham, we aggressively defend the rights of people injured in a variety of accidents involving premises liability.
Begin your free case evaluation with our Pennsylvania firm by calling (888) 286-2850!