Injuries of any kind can have a profoundly negative impact on a person’s life. For some, the emotional trauma of being wrongly harmed can be just as intense as the physical pain and suffering. When a personal injury is the result of a property owner’s neglect, victims can pursue compensation that is just and right for their situation.
Not everyone in Pennsylvania is aware of what constitutes neglect. Property owners must provide reasonably safe premises and display signage or other indications when something might pose a danger that is not otherwise obvious. Failing to do so typically means that an owner has acted negligently, and any resulting injury might be blamed on the owner.
Slip-and-fall accidents are one of the most commonly known injuries under premises liability umbrella. However, many people aren’t aware that property-related injuries are not only related to slippery, unstable or generally unsafe flooring. Negligence with any of the following can also lead to serious injury:
- Inadequate security
- Improperly secured dogs
- Defective building materials
- Improperly maintained gas/water pipes
Negligence is not as cut and dried as many people try to make it seem. While some property owners might act negligently by purposely ignoring a hazard they are aware of, many more act negligently by lapsing in building maintenance or staffing an inadequate number of security personnel. Pennsylvania personal injury victims often find it difficult and confusing to establish negligence by a property owner, and we are exceptionally proud of our firm’s dedication to guiding these individuals through that process.