People have a reasonable expectation of safety when they enter a premises made available for public use, such as a restaurant or a hotel. However, in some cases, there are hazards on premises that can pose a danger to visitors. When the owners and managers of these premises offer sufficient warning of these hazards, visitors can exercise caution and ensure their own safety. Unfortunately, not every premises owner or manager is diligent about customer safety, and some are even willfully negligent about safety issues because addressing them would be money out of their pockets. These negligent business practices can result in visitors sustaining major injuries that leave them disabled and in chronic pain. If you were injured on a premises and want to take legal action, contact a premises liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a free case assessment.
The owner or manager of a premises that is open to the public—such as a restaurant, banquet hall, or lodging place—has a duty to address any public safety hazards that their premises may contain. Premises liability issues can arise when buildings are not to code, or when other hazards are ignored—for example, if a cup of oil spills on a restaurant walkway and a cautionary “wet floor” sign is not put in place, nor the spill cleaned by staff.
Common premises liability cases
Unfortunately, premises liability claims are quite common overall. Here are some examples of typical premises liability cases that we see in our offices:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Trip and fall injuries
- Broken stairs (rotten floorboards) causing injury
- Unsecured rugs or carpeting causing injury
- Exposure to hazardous materials resulting in illness or injury
What to do if you have been hurt on a premises
If you were injured while on a premises, the first step is to get medical care for your injuries. Be sure to retain copies of any medical bills related to injury treatment and to document your injuries by taking photos of them. You should then contact a premises liability attorney to discuss building a legal case and holding the owner of the premises you were injured on liable in civil court.
Drexel Hill premises liability attorneys
If you need a premises liability lawyer in Drexel Hill, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you. We specialize in handling premises liability cases, and we have the skills and experience to assist you with your case. We are results-oriented and will work tirelessly to get you the maximum award possible under the law. Damages are assessed by the courts based on factors like extent of injuries, pain and suffering resulting from those injuries, and cost of medical treatment, and these damages can then be paid out to you as cash compensation. We will advocate on your behalf to get you every penny you are entitled to under the law. Contact us today for your free consultation.