We enter and utilize publicly available premises on a regular basis. Restaurants, hotels, banquet halls, and other facilities are made available for public use, and the owners and managers of these premises are responsible for ensuring that these establishments remain up to code and are free of any hazards to human safety—or, if such hazards are unavoidable, that people on the premises be warned of the risks they face. However, not all people responsible for maintaining a premises are safety-minded, and some are willing to gamble another person’s health and well-being in order to save a few dollars in the short-term. If you were injured while on a premises and want to discuss your rights and options with a premises liability lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today.
Premises liability cases
Premises liability law comes into play when damages to people or their property occur on a premises. This can happen in a variety of ways, including:
- Slip and fall on wet floor
- Trip and fall on loose carpeting
- Struck by an object (i.e., collapsing beam, ceiling cave-in)
- Step on rusty nail
- Floorboards giving way, leading to injury
- Tripping on a stair with a rise that is too high or too low (not to code)
Negligence and premises liability
A premises liability lawsuit can be filed if the property owner or manager is determined to have been negligent in some way, and that act of negligence led to damages to persons or property. An example of negligence could be if a large tree on the premises is in danger of falling over onto the parking lot of the premises and the owner of the premises does not take necessary steps to prevent the tree from falling (i.e., cutting it down, pruning it appropriately) because they do not want to expend extra money on tree trimming or stump removal services. If the tree then falls onto a customer’s car, the owner of the premises can be sued for damages to the vehicle and injuries to any people inside the vehicle.
Injury victims have legal options available
Being injured on a premises is a terrible experience, but you do not have to suffer alone or in silence. Injury victims have the right to retain legal counsel and file a lawsuit in civil court. You could be qualified to receive financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
Horsham premises liability attorneys
If you need a premises liability lawyer in Horsham, reach out to the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. Our attorneys are experienced in handling premises liability claims, and knowledgeable of premises liability law. We are committed to providing our clients with a results-focused approach to litigation, and our goal is to help you recover maximum damages for your injuries. Damages are determined by the courts and given a monetary value, which may then be paid to victims by the liable party in the form of a financial award—and our attorneys will work hard to get you every dime you deserve. Contact us today for your free consultation.