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Liability Claims Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Who is liable for your injury? When it comes to paying for your injury-related expenses, like medical bills and lost wages, liability is crucial. It determines what a given insurance plan will or will not cover. When you’re injured, you need to know that you’ll be taken care of. The attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay ensure you get the insurance payout you need to cover your bills.

Types of premises liability claims

Property owners generally have a duty to care for those who have a right to be on their premises. This includes invited guests, customers, business partners, etc. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a property owner lead to hazardous situations arising that cause harm to others. Some of the most common causes of premises liability injuries include the following:

  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents caused by hazardous walkways
  • Failure to inspect and maintain the premises
  • Inadequate security allowing for assaults to occur
  • Fire safety and building code violations
  • Construction site accidents
  • Poorly maintained parking lots
  • Falls on sidewalks and parking lots
  • Defective stairways, elevators, or escalators
  • Dog or animal attacks
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Ceilings, walls, and pipes causing injury
  • Snow and ice falls
  • Falls caused by food, liquid and water
  • Super market & store falls
  • Injuries on store displays

A Philadelphia premises liability lawyer from Solomon, Sherman & Gabay will be able to conduct a full investigation into the incident in order to determine liability in an effort to hold the property owner accountable.

Common injuries in a Philadelphia premises liability case

At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our Philadelphia premises liability lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained a range of injuries as a result of the careless or negligent actions of property owners. This includes the following:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Other severe neck or back injuries
  • Lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Amputations or crush injuries
  • Drowning or near-drowning

Our team also helps clients who have sustained significant emotional and psychological injuries as a result of the actions of property owners.

Time limit to file a Philadelphia premises liability claim

Victims of premises liability injuries need to be aware that there is a time limit in place for them to file lawsuits against the alleged negligent party. The statute of limitations for Pennsylvania personal injury claims is two years from the date the injury occurred. If an injured party fails to file a lawsuit against the negligent property owner within this two-year timeframe, they will lose the ability to recover any compensation for their losses.

Compensation for a Philadelphia premises liability case

If you or somebody you care about has been injured by the careless or negligent actions of a property owner, you need to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible. There may be various types of compensation available for your claim, including the following:

  • Full coverage of medical bills
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party

There is no set amount of compensation that is awarded in premises liability cases in Pennsylvania. The total amount of compensation a victim receives will depend on various factors related to their case, including the severity of the injuries, their level of pain and suffering, whether they are able to work, etc. A skilled premises liability lawyer in Philadelphia will work with economic experts to properly calculate the total expenses.

Liability claims establish responsibility for your injury and prevent insurance companies from rejecting your claim. Our personal injury attorneys can help you appeal insurance denials. We put together a team of experts and investigators to determine liability in slip and fall, auto accident, product defect, premises liability and other personal injury cases. If your injury occurred on someone else’s property, the property owner may be liable. Under local, state and federal laws, a property owner is required to address potential hazards on their property. Potential hazards can include faulty electrical wiring, poor construction, building code violations, ice or water collected on walkways or poorly maintained landscaping. Companies may be liable for selling defective products that lead to an injury.

Don’t get stuck with an unnecessary financial burden. If you suspect your injury is due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, call the expert liability claims attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay. We inform you of your rights and the options you have for pursuing your case.

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