If you were injured on someone else’s property due to negligent or unsafe conditions, call Munley Law today for a free consultation
Premises Liability Cases occur when property owners neglect their duty of care, which results in injury to persons stemming from negligence or dangerous conditions that were allowed to fester without oversight or concern. Such cases are similar to most other types of personal injury lawsuits in that your premises liability lawyer must prove negligence on the part of the property owner. When unsafe or defective conditions on someone else’s property cause you to suffer an injury, the law is on your side. Still, you need a slip and fall attorney that understands the legal complexities that come with deeming such parties responsible.
The premises liability attorneys at Munley Law represent people who suffer injuries on unsafe properties. We have handled cases of all sizes, helping our clients bring home the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Below is a partial list of settlements and verdicts our team of experienced injury lawyers won for people like you:
Slip & Fall Accidents Leading Cause of Hospital Visits
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million hospital visits, making it the leading reason people visit the emergency room. The situation becomes a premises liability case when your injury occurs on someone else’s property due to dangerous, unsafe, or negligent conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every five falls causes serious injury, either a broken bone, fracture, or head injury. This can lead to thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost time at work, loss of enjoyment in your personal life, pain, suffering, and emotional distress. Property owners must maintain the spaces that they own.
Whether you were injured in a slip and fall at a restaurant, hotel, mall, or apartment, or due to something more complex, you need an experienced premises liability attorney who can fight for you every step of the way. For more than 60 years, the attorneys at Munley Law have built a reputation as national leaders in personal injury and premises liability law. We have won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients with our award-winning team of personal injury lawyers. We have earned the highest possible peer and client ratings and have been listed in The Best Lawyers In America for decades.
You need immense physical and emotional support when you suffer from a slip and fall or other premises liability injury. Putting your life back together means paying your bills, going to doctors, and attempting to return to work, among many other things. As any premises liability attorney can tell you, injuries resulting from someone else’s negligence or due to unsafe conditions can cause lifelong trauma. The injury attorneys at Munley Law can help.
Experienced Lawyer Will Help Prove Premises Liability
Proving your premises liability case will take a team of top investigators and some of the best experts in the field, all of whom are at our disposal. We’ll not only gather photographic evidence, eyewitness testimony, physical evidence, and more, but we’ll have the best experts deduce what happened to give you the best chance possible of receiving the money you deserve for your injuries. And our team of experienced slip and fall attorneys will go after everyone responsible because sometimes premises liability cases have more than one negligent party.
The experienced injury lawyers at Munley Law understand how difficult it can be when you are injured on someone else’s property due to dangerous conditions. Since 1959, we have handled all kinds of personal injury lawsuits for our clients, successfully winning settlements and verdicts throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. We know that you need time to heal, so you can go back to doing the things you love, like being with your family. That is why our premises liability lawyers handle everything for you — the phone calls, the paperwork, and the negotiating. We will never accept a settlement offer without your consent, and we will keep you informed each step of the way. Our injury attorneys will fight for you at trial if we cannot reach a fair settlement.
If you are injured due to a hazard on someone else’s property or in a public place, contact the Pennsylvania premises liability lawyers at Munley Law. We have over 60 years of experience in premises liability cases, and we are ready to fight for our clients.
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What is Premises Liability & Different Types of Cases
Although we typically don’t think about it, most of us spend every day of our lives out on someone else’s property. When we go to the grocery store, the mall, the gym, and even our friends’ and neighbors’ houses, we are leaving our property to visit that owned by another.
All property owners in Pennsylvania have a duty of care to maintain reasonably safe conditions for invitees or warn invitees of or repair unsafe conditions. If the grocery store decides to mop the floor but forgets to put up a sign warning customers of slippery conditions, resulting in your slip and fall injury, they may have breached that duty of care. Similarly, if your best friend knows that their new dog likes to bite people and allows it to run free and bite you during a visit, they may have breached their duty of care.
As your premises liability lawyer can explain to you, hazardous conditions can be created by poor maintenance, inadequate security, or irresponsible pet ownership. Premises liability accidents include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Workplace Injuries
- Amusement Park Ride accidents
- Power Line Injuries
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Chlorine Gas Poisoning
- Asbestos Exposure
If you suffer an injury because of a hazard on someone else’s property, the property owner is most often responsible. However, it can be challenging to identify the property owner and prove they are the party responsible for your injuries, even if your injuries are severe. In a premises liability lawsuit, property owners will have a formidable team of lawyers. You will need a team of tough, experienced injury attorneys fighting for you.
Proving Negligence in Premises Liability Cases
There are several things you must be able to prove to collect compensation for your injuries. Your premises liability attorney must be able to show:
- That you suffered from severe injuries
- That because the property was in a dangerous or unsafe condition, you were injured
- Negligence on the part of the property owner — that they knew or should have known about the condition but failed to do anything about it
Moreover, your injury attorney must establish why you were on the property, as your reason for being there affects the owner’s duty of care. In Pennsylvania, there are three categories in which a person can be considered a visitor to a property:
- Trespasser: A trespasser enters a property with no legal authority. Property owners owe them a fundamental duty of care, which is to not willfully or recklessly injure them. Other than that, there is no responsibility (except in the case of children).
- Licensee: A licensee has permission to be on the property, but they are not there for business. These are friends who come over, sometimes with an open invitation.
- Invitee: An invitee is someone doing business with the property owners and, as such, is owed the most extensive duty of care. These are apartment renters, store customers, and others as such.
Our team of experienced premises liability attorneys will fight to win you the largest settlement or verdict we can. If we can’t settle, our professional team of slip and fall attorneys will go to trial and stand with you every step of the way so you can win compensation for your injuries.
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Compensation in Premise Liability Lawsuits
Premises liability lawsuits can be extremely time-consuming and overwhelming, especially when looking to put your life back on track after a severe injury. Because these types of cases cover so many different kinds of injuries and a variety of different scenarios, it is possible that you may have suffered any number of injuries due to unsafe or dangerous conditions on someone else’s property. Negligence casts a wide net, but the experienced team of injury attorneys at Munley Law is here to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
A premises liability attorney at Munley Law can help you seek compensation for:
- Broken Bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
- Back injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Internal injuries
- And more
Loss of Life in Premises Liability
When your loved one loses their life because of unsafe conditions on a property they were visiting, the trauma upends your entire family. If negligence caused your loved one’s death, you or another surviving family member could file a wrongful death lawsuit based on premises liability. You may seek compensation for:
- Outstanding medical debt
- Funeral costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of benefits
- Estate planning
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
Pennsylvania does have a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. However, the experienced team of injury attorneys at Munley Law can help you now. With over 60 years of experience winning verdicts and settlements for injured clients, we know how to fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Nothing can bring back your loved one, But proper compensation can help you pick up the pieces of your life and move forward. Contact us today for a free consultation. We don’t take any money unless we win.
Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability Lawsuits
After suffering severe injuries from a premises liability situation, you may have some questions. At Munley Law, we understand you may be wondering how you’re going to pay your bills, feed your family, and more. That whole process can be overwhelming and stressful. That’s why we gathered a few of the most common questions that come across our desks. If you do not see the answer to your question below, or if you would like to discuss your particular situation with an experienced car accident lawyer, contact Munley Law at (855) 866-5529 today.
What is a premises liability claim, and how does it differ from a personal injury?
While a premises liability claim may seem like a straightforward personal injury lawsuit on the surface, it occurs when you suffer an injury on someone else’s property due to their negligence or when they breach their duty of care. Such claims include slips, falls, dog bites, workplace injuries, and more. They can occur in grocery stores, banks, hotels, apartments, and any place owned by another person.
How long do I have to file a premises liability claim?
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations states that you have two years from the date of your injuries to file a premises liability claim.
Is there a limit to what I can claim in a premises liability lawsuit?
In Pennsylvania, the law states that you can only sue for actual damages in a premises liability lawsuit, which would include such things as medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, emotional distress, and more.
Is the property owner the only person I can sue in a premises liability lawsuit?
In a premises liability lawsuit, you can sue anyone responsible for your injuries or, rather, any negligent party. That would include the property owner, any employees, contractors, security, or anyone else accountable.
What about premises liability claims in the workplace?
In PA, you cannot sue your employer for injuries sustained at work; you must go through the workers’ compensation system. However, you can sue anyone else responsible for your injuries.
What is comparative negligence?
In Pennsylvania, a victim can receive compensation for their injuries as long as they are 50% or less responsible for the incident in question. If a jury deems you to be 20% responsible, you can receive compensation, but if you are considered to be 51% responsible, you will receive no compensation.
Do I need an attorney for my premises liability claim?
In Pennsylvania, premises liability claims can be complicated, especially if more than one party is at fault. The experienced attorneys at Munley Law can assist you with receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Contact Munley Law for a free consultation by calling toll-free at (855) 866-5529 or email us today.
Contact a premises liability lawyer for a free consultation
For more than 60 years, Munley Law has been the go-to firm for injured workers and their families. The personal injury attorneys at Munley Law understand how a dangerous or unsafe condition at someone’s property can change your life. No firm is more experienced or more successful in handling premises liability cases.
At Munley Law, we believe that cost should not stand in the way of justice for the injured. Therefore, we do not collect a fee for our services unless we recover benefits for you. You can find us at our offices throughout Pennsylvania, in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and more. As our client, you will not have to pay anything upfront or out of your pocket.
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