Most people walk across someone else’s property on a regular basis. Naturally, someone will get injured and when they do, the property owner could be held responsible for the injury. In these situations, the victims want to know their legal rights as quickly as possible, so that they can act accordingly and do what has to be done.
If you are one of those people, you should know your options. One of those options is talking with an experienced Pittsburgh premises liability attorneys from Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman and getting a free case evaluation.
There are many different types of premises liability injuries. Listed below are the most common ones and how to deal with them.
Dog bites are more common than you would think. Crossing someone’s property could get you in trouble, especially if there are loose dogs. The animal could mistake you for a trespasser or a thief, and attack you without second thoughts. If and when this happens, your best option is to speak with the animal owner and seek compensation for your injuries. However, if the owner refuses to talk or compensate you for your injuries, you should get an attorney and file a lawsuit.
Slip and Fall
Every day people fall and get injured on someone else’s property. Sometimes, it is because of lack of care; and sometimes it can be because of a water leak, snow or ice. Normally the property owner will take care of any problems on their property within a normal amount of time. But when neglected, the property becomes dangerous for pedestrians, and anyone injured while on the property could file a lawsuit against the property owner.
After the lawsuit, the property owner will be responsible to compensate you for your injuries.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Every summer thousands of people spend their days around the swimming pools. While trying to have a good time around the water and cool off, people might get injured. The area around the pool is extremely slippery, and one could easily slip and get injured. At the same time, the person in charge of maintaining the pool could neglect their duties; if whoever is in charge of pool maintenance refuses or fails to maintain the pool properly, that person will be responsible for any accidents that occur at the pool.
Some of the most tragic incidents occurred because of fires. They can occur out of nowhere, and leave a huge path of destruction and despair. In rare cases, fires are an act of God. However, in the majority of cases, they are caused by electrical failures. Property owners are held responsible for not fixing the failures and not replacing the wires. Everyone whose personal belongings are destroyed by the fire and every injured person who got injured as a result of that fire has the right to file a lawsuit against the property owner.
If you are injured on someone else’s property, consult with Premises Liability Attorneys in Pittsburgh today. Receive a free case evaluation, and see what can be done. They will be expecting your call.