Our Lancaster Premises Liability Lawyers Hold Property Owners Accountable
Recover damages if you were injured because of a negligent property owner
“Premises liability” refers to property owners’ responsibility for injuries that occur on their property because of their negligence. Common causes of injuries in premises liability cases include slippery floors, inadequate security, open excavations, icy sidewalks, falling objects, inadequate lighting and uneven pavement.
At Georgelis Law Firm, P.C., our experienced team immediately launches a thorough investigation into how and why your accident occurred, gathering the evidence necessary to support your slip and fall claim. Our injury attorneys then gain a solid understanding of your injuries, pain and suffering, and the impact they have had on your life, including your diminished ability to work. We get you the compensation you deserve.
Injuries at a leased property or business: Landowners’ duties
Our law firm represents those who have been injured because a business or landowner failed to inspect the property, repair dangerous conditions or post warnings of potential hazards. Examples of premises liability claims include:
- An apartment resident is assaulted in the dark parking lot because the landlord ignored requests to fix the burned-out lights.
- A child drowns in a pool because a municipality did not provide adequate lifeguards.
- A construction site worker falls through a floor because the business owner forgot to warn the crew about severe termite damage in the building.
- A guest is attacked by a dog that showed signs of viciousness in the past.
- A customer slips on juice on the supermarket floor because the clerks did not regularly inspect the aisles.
The parts of a premises liability claim
For your premises liability claim to succeed, you must be able to prove that:
- The defendant owned or controlled the property at the time you were injured there.
- The defendant was negligent; that is, he or she failed to take reasonable steps to ensure that the property was safe or to warn you of dangerous conditions on the property. (If you were a trespasser on the property at the time of your injury, you have a tougher hurdle under Pennsylvania law — you must prove that the landowner was guilty of wanton or willful misconduct.)
- The defendant’s negligence was the actual cause of your injury.
- You suffered real harm, which can include medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and diminished earning capacity.
Recover from a negligent property owner
If you were injured because of a careless property owner, call Georgelis Law Firm at 717-394-3004 or contact our firm online to schedule your free initial consultation with our dedicated personal injury lawyers. Our lawyers are available after regular business hours and on weekends to meet with you. We also make home, hospital and rehabilitation center visits if your injury prevents you from coming to see us.