Pittsburgh Premises Liability Lawyers
Premises are land and/or buildings that form a property. Premises liability arises when hazardous conditions cause injury to someone on the premises, and the owner or possessor of the property knew, or should have known of the hazardous condition.
Hazardous conditions range from wet, icy, or unsafe surfaces to inadequate lighting, defective wiring, unsafe structures, insufficient or defective railings or balconies, falling objects, or even inadequate security measures.
Premises liability accidents can occur anywhere including supermarkets, shopping centers, parking garages, apartment buildings, hotels, pools, stadiums, casinos, restaurants, bars, airports, amusements parks, water parks, musical venues, cruise ships, other places of business, or homes.
Landlords owe their tenants a duty to provide safe facilities. Lack of maintenance to decks, sidewalks, hallways, balconies, or railings may cause serious personal injury to tenants and their guests.
Serious personal injuries, ranging from fractures to paralysis and death, all too often occur as a result of the negligence of business or property owners.
In 2001, Art Schwarzwaelder obtained a premises liability, jury verdict in favor of his client for $724,000 including delay damages in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. The Jury found the Defendant Landlord liable for failing to maintain a wooden deck. Art’s Client’s injuries included aggravation of a pre-existing knee injury, premature loosening of a tibial implant, and revision surgery.
In 2018, we achieved a seven figure monetary recovery on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries from a fall caused by his landlord’s failure to properly maintain and repair a roof top deck railing.
Having represented individuals and families who have suffered the consequences of carelessness by business or property owners, we have the experience to thoroughly investigate your claims, determine whether you have a meritorious premises liability case, and guide you through the legal process of seeking full and fair compensation for your injuries and economic loss.
We are personally available to advise you of your rights and options.
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Our office handles premises liability cases on a contingency fee basis which means that you owe us no fees or costs unless we obtain compensation for you.