If you were injured at someone’s home or business in Pittsburgh it’s time to take action
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Under Pennsylvania law, property and business owners must make their premises safe for customers and visitors. However, every year, millions of Americans slip, fall, or suffer other injuries because of unsafe conditions on other people’s properties. If you or someone you love suffered injuries from an accident at a home, store, or business, you need an award-winning Pittsburgh premises liability lawyer. You need Munley Law. If you are ready to let a Munley Law lawyer fight for MAXIMUM COMPENSATION for your injuries, schedule your FREE consultation today.
At Munley Law, we are an award-winning law firm with deep Pennsylvania roots
In 1959, Robert W. Munley founded Munley Law in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From the start, he had a simple mission: provide everyone with quality legal representation and access to justice, even against the most powerful entities. Over the last 60+ years, our family and our law firm grew, but our promise and iron-clad commitment to our clients remains the same. When you hire a Pittsburgh premises liability lawyer from Munley Law, you get award-winning representation from the nation’s leading personal injury law firm. Still, we never forget our Pennsylvania roots. All these years later, we still treat every client as part of the Munley family. To see the difference a Munley Law Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer will make in your fight for maximum compensation, call us today.
Premises Liability FAQ
Q: What are premises liability cases?
Premises liability cases are personal injury cases involving an injury caused by some type of hazard or unsafe condition on someone’s property. Like most personal injury cases, they involve negligence.
In the United States, the most common types of premises liability cases are:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Workplace Injuries
- Amusement Park Ride accidents
- Power Line Injuries
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Chlorine Gas Poisoning
- Asbestos Exposure
Q: To win my premises liability case in a Pittsburgh court, what will I have to prove?
In order to win your case, you will need to prove the defendant’s negligence. To do so, you must show four elements:
Duty – To show duty, you must show that the defendant was required to take certain steps to make the premises safe
Breach – In order to show a defendant’s breach, you must show that the property or business owner failed to keep the premises safe as required.
Causation – To prove causation, you must show that the defendant’s failure to keep their premises safe caused your injuries.
Damages – To show damages, you must prove your injury and other harm.
A Pittsburgh premises liability lawyer can prove these elements for you in order to make your case and win you the compensation you deserve.
Q: What precautions must land and business owners take?
Under Pennsylvania law, landowners and business owners’ duties depend on who is entering the premises. Like many other states, in Pennsylvania, there are different kinds of premises “guests.”
When a person enters onto a premises without permission, they are a “trespasser.” Because land and business owners barely owe any duties to trespassers, trespassers are unlikely to win their lawsuits.
Unlike a trespasser, a licensee is a person who enters onto property for social reasons. For example, if you host a dinner party, your friends are licensees. Likewise, if you host a holiday at your house, the family members who come to celebrate are also licensees. For licensees, property and business owners have a duty to warn about any known hazards. However, they do not have any duty to inspect for or repair any dangerous conditions on the premises.
Of the three categories, landowners and business owners owe the highest duty of care to invitees. An invitee is a person with permission to be on the property because they are there for business purposes. For example, a customer is an invitee of a retail store. For invitees, defendants have a duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. Additionally, they must repair or warn about dangerous conditions that the defendant knew or should have known about.
Q: Why should I choose a Pittsburgh premises liability lawyer from Munley Law to represent me?
If you suffered injuries in an accident at a business or someone else’s home you need a premises liability lawyer who won’t back down. Although you have a lot of options, there is only one law firm that can call itself the nation’s leading personal injury firm. There is only one Munley Law. Time and time again, injury victims choose Munley Law because:
- We won’t get paid unless you do: At Munley Law, we use a “contingency fee” model. Under this model, we will never send you a bill while we are fighting your case. Additionally, we will only get paid if we win big for you. If we don’t get you any compensation, you will walk away without ever paying us a dime.
- Our results speak for themselves: To learn more about the millions we win for our clients, schedule your free consultation today.
- We will fight for you the way we’d fight for our own: Because we consider all of our clients to be part of our family, you will get the Munley family treatment 100% of the time. We will fight your case the way we would want someone to fight for us. That means we won’t back down until you are satisfied.
If you are ready to get the maximum compensation for your injuries, get the best representation. Get a Pittsburgh premises liability lawyer from Munley Law.