Dangerous and Defective Property
Public and private property owners are obligated to maintain their premises in a safe manner. When they fail to do so, serious injuries can and do occur. Under premises liability law, a property owner may be held legally responsible for accidents or injuries to visitors if the owner’s negligence led to the injury. A variety of dangerous and defective property conditions may give rise to a premises liability lawsuit. These include poor building maintenance, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, defective elevators or escalators, poorly maintained playground equipment, accumulations of snow or ice, dog bites, inadequate security, falling objects, broken stairs and many more. A premises liability claim may arise from an accident occurring on a wide range of property types, from homes to retail stores to municipal sidewalks, and farms to parking lots to amusement parks.
Injuries associated with premises liability lawsuits may be serious, causing lasting disabilities. Examples of injuries that result from dangerous and defective property conditions include head injuries, nerve damage, sprains, broken bones, severe cuts and bruises, dislocated joints, loss of limb and even death. In the event of an injury suffered on a commercial or private property owner’s premises, it is crucial to immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for assistance. While premises liability claims may seem simple, this complex area of law calls for thorough investigation and careful preparation of evidence. You may also have a limited time in which to pursue a premises liability lawsuit. The skilled Scranton, Pa., attorneys of Scartelli Olszewski have successfully represented injured individuals and their loved ones in numerous premises liability matters. We can help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Scartelli Olszewski’s best Scranton lawyers strive to maximize recovery for our clients, and to help them get their lives back on track. Whether the best outcome may be achieved through alternative dispute resolution measures such as arbitration or mediation, or through a state or federal courtroom trial, our attorneys thoroughly investigate premises liability matters and present each case to the best advantage or our clients. If you or a loved one has suffered harm on another party’s property, we encourage you to contact us today