We go to plenty of places throughout the week. Think about the trips you take to the grocery store, the bank, the movie theater, or the local DMV. No matter where you go, we know you expect to be safe on someone else’s property.
Unfortunately, there are times when property owners or their agent (managers, employees, etc.) are negligent in their duties and this causes injuries.
Do you know where to turn if this happens to you?
If you need a premises liability attorney, you can count on the legal professionals at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to help you get the compensation you deserve.
It is the responsibility of all business owners and the people they entrust with day-to-day operations to ensure their property is safe. This responsibility starts in the parking lot by ensuring that the area is well-maintained. Uneven pavement or broken pavement and broken curbs pose a risk to pedestrians. These spaces should also be well-lit at night so patrons can see obstacles in their path.
Inside their buildings, all hazards should be taken care of as soon as possible. This includes spills and wet floors. Slip and fall injuries are a major cause of injuries inside of businesses and restaurants and they send over one million people to the hospital each year.
All hazardous chemicals should be properly used and stored so that nobody, particularly children, has access to them. Establishments with swimming pools need to be extra vigilant with chemical mixtures.
Business owners should always be aware of patron security. Adequate security (security guards, lights, cameras, locks, etc.) helps deter criminal activity that can harm pedestrians.
You may visit many establishments that are maintained by the federal, state, or local governments. This can include places like the DMV, courthouses, the Social Security Office, town halls, and schools. Officials in charge of these buildings are responsible for ensuring they are well-maintained to prevent anyone from getting hurt.
When you go to the local park, you also have the right to expect that equipment is well-maintained. This includes all benches, gazebos, bathrooms, fences, etc.
If you visit a playground with your child, all equipment should be free from hazards.
Regular inspection and maintenance are important for parks and playgrounds.
We want to note that private residence owners also have a duty to ensure that the people they invite onto their property are safe. If they fail to do so, they can be held accountable for injuries that happen on their property.
Look At Your Options
If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm at a business, government property, or private residence, we urge you to seek legal advice to go over your options. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., know that you will have questions in the aftermath of an accident and we want to help you get the answers.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work with you to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. When you need a Bristol premises liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.