When we visit a premises such as a restaurant, museum or hotel, we want to be sure that the grounds we are visiting are safe for us to be on. When premises are made available to customers and other visitors for use, the owners and managers of those premises make an unspoken—but legally binding—promise that these premises will be reasonably safe from harm, and that if there are hazards present, they will be pointed out to us so we can take appropriate precautions. However, not all premises owners and managers operate with the idea of public safety in mind, and many will even willfully cut corners in order to save a few pennies. These practices can lead to serious injuries and could even cause death, and the owners can be held liable for damages in civil court in these cases. If you were injured on a premises and want to discuss your legal case with a premises liability lawyer in Allentown, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to speak to a qualified attorney today.
Premises liability and negligence
Negligence plays a major role in establishing liability with claims related to premises. Negligent actions—or lack of prudent actions that could prevent harm—can lead to injuries and damage to personal property, and the negligent party can then be held liable in court for the damages that resulted from their actions or the lack thereof. For example, if a restaurant customer informs management that a loose floorboard in a hallway could pose a trip hazard and the manager refuses to take action to repair that floorboard, they could be held liable in court if another customer should trip over the bad flooring and fall and get hurt. In another example, if a floor in a boutique hotel is slick after being freshly mopped but the owner of the hotel refuses to spare the expense of purchasing a “wet floor” warning sign, they could be held responsible for any injuries that happen due to guests slipping and falling on the slippery floor.
Types of premises liability claims
Premises liability claims can arise from a variety of situations, including:
- Stairs in ill repair breaking, leading to major injury from fall
- Tripping over ripped carpeting, resulting in injury
- Slip-and-fall accident on wet floor
- Nails sticking up from poorly maintained hardwood floor, causing puncture wound & infection
- Bad plumbing in a banquet hall resulting in unsanitary kitchen leading to food poisoning
We can handle your premises liability legal issue
If you need a premises liability lawyer in Allentown, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help. We are experienced in litigating premises liability claims, and we are passionate about holding negligent premises owners liable in court for the damages that resulted from their failure to hold up their end of the bargain. You could be qualified to recover damages from the negligent premises owner, and these damages may then be paid out as a cash award to you for the pain and suffering you endured because of a premises liability issue. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation.