If you’ve been seriously injured on unsafe premises in Wilkes-Barre, contact a Wilkes-Barre premises liability lawyer at Munley Law for a free consultation
The premises liability attorneys at Munley Law represent individuals who suffered serious injury or death as the result of unsafe conditions at another person’s property or place of business. We will hold the negligent homeowner, landlord, business owner, or proprietor accountable for failing to maintain adequate safety on their premises.
$32 Million Wrongful Death
$26 Million Truck Accident
$17.5 Million Car Accident
$12 Million Product liability
$8 Million Truck Accident
$8 Million Truck Accident/Wrongful Death
$7.5 Million Auto Accident
$6.9 Million Garbage Truck Crash
$6.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury
$5 Million Medical Malpractice
$5 Million Bus Accident
$4.7 Million Truck Accident
For more than 60 years, Munley Law has protected the rights of injured people in Wilkes-Barre and all over Pennsylvania. We have earned a national reputation for our legal expertise and our multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Let us handle the liability cases on your behalf so that you can recover from your injury with peace of mind.
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What Compensation Can You Receive in a Premises Liability Case?
As a renter, customer, client, or visitor on someone else’s property, you have rights. By law, the property owner must ensure that their premises are reasonably safe and free of potential hazards. If they fail to do so, and someone becomes injured as a result, they assume liability. Who will hold them accountable? That’s where we can help with your premises liability cases.
You may receive compensation for your:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Rehab expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
Premises-related injuries may include accidents at work, in retail or grocery stores, amusement parks, arenas, theaters, colleges, schools, Mohegan Sun Casino, parking lots, homes, or anywhere else you have a right to be. Negligent landlords or business owners sometimes cut corners when it comes to safety, or deny responsibility when something goes wrong. Our liability lawyers won’t let them get away with that.
How Do You Know If You Have a Premises Liability Case?
You may have a premises liability case if:
- The property owner was responsible for the unsafe condition that caused your injury.
- The property owner knew the hazardous condition existed, but did not try to correct it. (Fix a problem or post a warning sign about the danger)
- The property owner should have known about the danger, since a “reasonable” person would have found the problem and taken steps to correct it.
Each personal injury case is different. If you suffered an injury in Wilkes-Barre, contact the Wilkes-Barre premises liability lawyers at Munley Law for a free case evaluation. We will review the details of your situation and help you determine what to do next.
What if the Property Owner Says I Was Trespassing?
Under Pennsylvania premises liability laws, if the party reporting injuries from the unkempt property was trespassing, they are not protected under premises liability law. However, if the injured party is a child, this exclusion does not apply.
Anything that may be on someone’s property (swimming pool, tree, etc.) that may entice a child to enter the property may be considered an attractive nuisance. When these conditions exist on a property, the owner must identify and implement protective measures to protect a child from injury.
This may include fences and other protective barriers. Should these protective measures not be in place, the parents of the injured child may be able to sue for injuries.
Our liability lawyers will work with you from day one to establish an attorney-client relationship and bring a personal injury claim forward.
What Are Common Types of Wilkes-Barre Premises Liability Injury Cases?
The premises liability attorneys at Munley Law have decades of experience handling many different kinds of premises liability cases. Listed below are some of the most common. If you’re not sure whether your injury qualifies as a premises liability claim, contact us for a free consultation.
Wilkes-Barre PA Slip and Fall Accidents/ Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are extremely common and can cause very serious injuries requiring extensive medical treatment and long recovery time. Common examples of slip and fall accidents include slipping on a wet floor in a restaurant or on an icy sidewalk in front of a store. A business owner may have failed to keep up with proper safety codes and regulations or failed to correct the dangerous conditions leading to an accident. Serious injuries that can occur from slip, trip and fall accidents include broken bones, traumatic brain injury, head and neck injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
Causes of slip, trip and fall accidents can include:
- Broken steps or handrails
- Uneven flooring
- Loose carpeting
- Cracked pavement
- Broken sidewalks and curbs
- Spilled liquid/slipper floors
- Ice or snow
- Clutter or debris
- Inadequate lighting
- Defective stairs/ramps
Construction Site Accidents
Wilkes-Barre PA construction sites can be dangerous places for workers, visitors, and passersby. There is a high volume of new construction in the Wilkes-Barre area and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania where accidents can happen for any number of reasons. Construction accident injuries can include amputation, head trauma, neck or spinal cord injuries, electrocution and burns, fractures, eye injuries, or hearing loss. Construction site accidents usually involve the negligence of the building owner, contractor or subcontractor hired to maintain the area safely.
Wilkes-Barre construction site injuries can occur from:
- Building collapse
- Scaffolding collapse
- Ladder accidents
- Falls from heights
- Falling objects or debris
- Forklift Accidents
- Electrocution and explosions
- Workers caught in or between objects, machinery, or equipment
- Vehicle accidents
Fire-related injuries can be severe, from serious burns or smoke inhalation to fatalities. When a fire or explosion occurs, it is important to determine the cause. Was it due to poorly maintained or faulty electrical work, lack of working smoke detectors, lack of a sprinkler system, clutter, or another unsafe condition? Were pathways to exit the building obstructed? If a landlord or business owner failed to follow fire safety protocol and their negligence led to your serious injuries, contact the personal injury attorneys at Munley Law firm today. Because of the complexity of the accident, we review each claim as an individual case as no two accidents are the same.
Toxic chemical exposure can occur in a hotel, apartment, health club, or other building. Toxic substances that can cause serious injury or illness include:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Chlorine gas poisoning
- Lead poisoning
- Asbestos exposure
- Toxic mold exposure
- Pesticide poisoning
- Radiation exposure
- Dangerous chemicals
If you have become ill because of toxic exposure, our law firm can help you seek compensation against the Northeast Pennsylvania business, employer, or private entity that was negligent in the care of their facility.
Falling Merchandise or Debris
Merchandise that falls from high racks in stores such as Sam’s Club, Lowe’s, or Home Depot, can cause serious injury to the person being hit by the falling object. This can include shoppers and employees. Debris can also cause serious damage when falling at a construction site or from another building where construction work is being done. If you or a loved one was in such an accident, make sure to contact our personal injury attorneys before talking to any insurance companies.
These personal injury cases can be complicated, especially if the accident occurs in your place of work. Depending on your position with the employer (full-time, independent contractor, etc.) your ability to recover compensation may be limited. An attorney from Munley Law can help.
If a customer, patron, or tenant is injured as a result of a lack of security, the property owner may be held liable under Pennsylvania liability laws. Examples of negligent security can include a bar, concert, or nightclub assault, a parking lot robbery, an ATM robbery, assault on a college campus, in a hotel, at a sports stadium, or at a public garage, among other things. Causes of injury may be inadequate lighting, lack of security or surveillance cameras, untrained or insufficient staff, non-working locks, or other dangerous conditions.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Munley Law firm can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your injuries and determine whether or not you may have a case. Contact us for legal advice or if you want us to represent you.
Dog owners have a responsibility to keep their pets from causing harm to others. Pennsylvania is among the states with the most dog bites in the U.S. In many cases, the dog owner or landlord is liable for damages. A Wilkes-Barre premises liability lawyer can perform an investigation and determine who bears responsibility.
Swimming Pool Accidents
From 2017 to 2019, an estimated 6,700 children under 15 years old were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for nonfatal injuries. Sadly, every year, people are seriously injured or drown in swimming pool accidents. The most common victims are children, leaving families devastated. Swimming pool injuries can cam be disabling and include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, head and neck injuries, internal injuries, and wrongful death. Swimming pool accidents usually involve a pool that was constructed improperly, not maintained, or not supervised sufficiently. Depending on the circumstances, different parties may be liable for the injuries.
The most common causes of swimming pool accidents include:
- Unsupervised swimming pools
- Lack of lifeguard training
- Lifeguard negligence
- Improperly staffed swimming pool
- Improperly maintained swimming pool
- Improper signage
- Inadequate safety equipment
- Unsafe or poorly maintained facilities
Munley Law holds negligent Wilkes-Barre property owners accountable
Even when you have serious injuries, you must prove not only that the dangerous condition caused your accident, but that the property owner’s negligence created the hazard. Determining negligence and responsibility in a premises liability case is not an easy task. That is why it is imperative that you hire an experienced Wilkes-Barre premises liability lawyer to represent you and fight for your rights. The personal injury lawyers at Munley Law have successfully fought and won millions for injured victims.
Frequent Asked Questions About Premises Liability Claims in Wilkes-Barre
What Should You Do If You’ve Been Injured on Someone Else’s Property in Wilkes-Barre?
- Seek medical assistance
- Take pictures of the scene and what may have caused your injuries
- Report your injury to the property owner and fill out an incident report if possible
- Document your medical treatments/expenses and missed work time
- Contact a Munley Law Wilkes-Barre premises liability lawyer for a free consultation
How Long Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Claim?
In Pennsylvania, you have up to two years after the incident to file a personal injury claim. Even though that may seem like a long time, evidence can easily disappear in that time period. So the quicker you contact Munley Law, the more likely we can preserve that evidence and protect your rights.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for My Injuries?
It depends on where the accident occurred. If you were injured at a business, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the business owner and/or the property owner. If you were injured at a neighbor’s home, the neighbor’s homeowners insurance is responsible for your injuries. It can be difficult to figure out who the responsible party may be which is why you need an experienced team of personal injury lawyers in Wilkes-Barre to help you with your claim.
Munley Law is Here to Help All Injury Victims in Wilkes-Barre
Consult with an experienced Wilkes-Barre premises liability lawyer for a no-obligation, free initial consultation today. Our legal team will answer your questions, evaluate your case and discuss your legal options. If you choose to hire us to represent you, you pay nothing upfront or out of your own pocket. We only collect a fee (a percentage of the settlement or award) if we succeed in getting you the justice you deserve. That’s our no-fee promise.
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