An unspoken contract exists whenever you enter another person's property. The owner of that property is presumed to be responsible for keeping the property reasonably safe. When the owner is negligent and someone is injured, the owner may be liable for damages.
Q. If a dog bites a person, is the owner liable for doctor bills?
Skilled Philadelphia Premises Liability Attorneys
This part of law is called premises liability (it also goes by the names slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall) and covers injuries caused by a variety of unsafe conditions:
- Slippery surfaces
- Ice sidewalks
- Unpatrolled parking ramps
- Uneven floors
- Poorly marked changes in elevation
- Malfunctioning elevators
- Dog bites
- Unsafe playgrounds and swimming pools
- Intoxicated customers causing harm to others
We Handle Dram Shop Cases
Dram is an old word corresponding with a shot of liquor. A dram shop was a tavern, and a dram shop law today holds that taverns can be held responsible for injuries caused by intoxicated customers. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, dram shop liability laws may extend to assaults by inebriated customers. If you have been injured by someone who was drunk, a claim against the tavern that let him get that way may be in order. Contact Aversa & Linn for more information.
Claims against negligent owners have a dual benefit. It helps you obtain compensation for your injuries, and it sends a message to store owners, property managers, businesses and private property owners that they are responsible for accidents brought on by their negligence.
When they fail in this responsibility and innocent persons are hurt or fatally injured, they may expect to be the target of premises liability claims.
Addressing Unsafe Conditions and Dangerous Conditions
If you have been injured on the job or through the negligence of another party, Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Aversa & Linn may be able to help. For a free initial consultation with our lawyers, e-mail them or call them at 215-751-1717.