Montgomery County Premise Liability Lawyers
Helping Slip & Fall Accident Victims Seek The Compensation They Deserve
If you've been injured on someone else's property due to a hazardous condition, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages under Pennsylvania's premise liability laws. Property owners and occupiers have a legal duty to maintain their premises safely and warn visitors of any known hazards. If they fail to do so, they may be held liable for any injuries that result. However, premise liability cases can be complex, and it's crucial to work with an experienced Montgomery County premise liability lawyer. Our attorneys at Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C. have the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the legal system and help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C., we have fought for personal injury victims for over 30 years. Our premises liability lawyers in Montgomery County have successfully resolved hundreds of complicated premises liability claims, including slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, and elevator and escalator accidents.
Call Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C. today at (610) 624-2006 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with one of our premise liability attorneys in Montgomery County!
What is Pennsylvania’s Premises Liability Law?
There is no getting around snow and ice in our frigid northern climate. In Pennsylvania, commercial and residential property owners have some legal protection from liability when pedestrians fall on newly snowy or icy sidewalks. But that protection IS limited.
A property owner has to remove snow or treat icy conditions within a reasonable time after the dangerous condition appears. The property owner can be held liable if:
- The owner knew about the dangerous condition, or it existed for such a long period of time that they should have known.
- The snow or ice accumulated to such a degree that it formed "hills and ridges" that unreasonably obstructed travel and created danger.
- The dangerous condition caused a pedestrian to fall and suffer an injury.
How long is too long for such conditions to exist? The Pennsylvania "Hills and Ridges" doctrine says that if the snow and ice have resulted in hills and ridges of snow and ice, the property owner must have failed to deal with the storm in a reasonable period of time.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
The Hills and Ridges doctrine does not apply to all slippery conditions, only those resulting from natural causes.
You can seek compensation for a back injury suffered in a slip-and-fall accident or trip-and-fall injury resulting from:
- Ice resulting from a water leak on a property
- Slippery, wet floors in a store (when there is no warning of slippery conditions)
- Merchandise left in store aisles
- Raised cracks in a sidewalk, creating a tripping hazard
We also bring premises liability cases involving injuries from security and supervision failures, such as assaults in security apartment buildings and injuries caused by bouncers at bars.
What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Premise Liability Case?
A premise liability case may allow you to recover damages if you've been injured on someone else's property due to a hazardous condition. Damages refer to the monetary compensation you may be awarded for the harm you have suffered due to the incident. Here are some key points to keep in mind regarding damages in premise liability cases:
- Economic damages may include out-of-pocket expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
- Non-economic damages refer to intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
The amount of damages you may recover depends on the specific circumstances of your case, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your financial losses, and the impact on your daily life. An experienced premise liability attorney in Montgomery County can help you evaluate your case and determine what damages you can recover.
Contact Our Montgomery County Premises Liability Attorneys Today
Premise liability cases can be complex and require a thorough understanding of the law and a detailed investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. At Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C., our attorneys have the experience and resources to build a strong case on your behalf. We will fight hard to obtain compensation for clients who have suffered broken ankles and wrists, wrenched backs, and broken hips from severe falls for a poorly maintained property.
Contact Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C. today to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our premise liability lawyers in Montgomery County!