In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, property owners are responsible for any injuries suffered by lawful visitors to their properties. If you have been injured while shopping, running errands, or even visiting an acquaintance, you may be entitled to file a premises liability accident claim.
At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, we have a strong track record of holding property owners accountable for allowing dangerous conditions to exist that cause harm to our clients. We understand the complicated concepts that comprise premises liability law, and we are ready to stand up for your right to recover damages from the at-fault party in your case. Reach out to us for a consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.
The concept of premises liability holds that when you are hurt on someone else’s property—and you were there by invitation or implied invitation—you have the grounds to be compensated for any loss you experienced as a result of your injuries. For example, you slip and fall in a puddle of spilled milk at the grocery store, or the neighbor’s dog attacks you during a backyard get-together.
However, your right to compensation hinges on several elements being met. First, you must not be a trespasser. Trespassers are owed only a minimum duty of care for injuries; the property owner must not willfully cause them harm. Second, the property owner must have known or should have known that the dangerous condition existed on their property but took no steps to make the property safe. Third, you must be directly injured as a result of this failure to maintain the property in a safe manner. And last, of all, your injuries must be sufficient enough to warrant filing a claim.
Common premises liability claims arising from:
Damages awarded for injured claimants in a premises liability accident case generally include losses incurred for medical bills, including visits to doctors and specialists, as well as surgeries, drug therapies, and medical equipment. Lost income is also compensable. In some cases, damages are recoverable for physical impairments, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
When it comes to filing a premises liability accident claim, timing is important. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, injured parties have just two years from the date of their injuries to file their claims. If you do not file your claim within this time period, chances are good that it will be deemed invalid, although some special exceptions exist.
From start to finish, our Chester County premises liability accident attorney is ready to help you with all aspects of your claim. We will negotiate for a fair and just settlement when possible, but we are not afraid to go toe-to-toe with lawyers for the big insurance carriers in civil court. Reach out to the team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay now to get started. Arrange a consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.