Whether you are visiting a store, walking along a sidewalk, or simply out and about, you expect a reasonable level of safety from environmental danger. At the very least, you want an adequate warning when there are unsafe conditions.
However, there are times when unsafe conditions crop up without warning and cause people to get hurt. It is a property owner’s responsibility to ensure the safety of their premises. When they fail to do so, injured people can hold them accountable for allowing dangerous conditions to persist.
Many people are hurt because of the actions or inactions of negligent property owners every year, and it is possible to hold property owners accountable for that. The Philadelphia premises liability lawyers of Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC have abundant experience helping individuals who have been injured on another person’s property seek and recover damages from the liable party.
Premises Liability Incidents
There are a wide variety of situations in which a premises liability incident can result. They all have one thing in common: a property owner failed to keep their premises to an adequate safety standard and did not warn of the danger. For example, poor maintenance on an elevator may cause it to malfunction while there are people onboard.
The elevator lurches to a sudden stop, causing one of the passengers to fall and break their arm. This elevator passenger had a right to expect to make it through the elevator ride safely but was hurt in the process. Premises liability cases protect victims in these kinds of circumstances from having to pay undue medical costs on their own.
Common Premises Liability Accidents
Some of the most common types of premises liability issues include:
- Dog Bites
- Slip and Fall
- Inadequate Security
- Elevator and Escalator Injuries
- Porch Collapse
- Stair Collapse
- Lead Paint Poisoning
- Mercury Poisoning
- Swimming Pool Injuries
Premises liability litigation may arise in many other situations. While it may be difficult to determine whether your injuries are a result of negligence, the experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Zavodnick & Lasky will have the knowledge to represent your interests throughout the entire process.
Contact a Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyer
If you have been injured on another person’s property, you may be able to hold the responsible party accountable for your medical bills and other expenses. The Philadelphia premises liability attorneys of Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC can help you understand your legal options. Call us to learn more.