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Premises Liability Archives

Survey finds high risk of slip and falls at businesses

Some Pennsylvania businesses may be putting customers at high risk for slip and fall accidents. According to a report by the organization New Pig, an authority on spills, drips and leaks, companies tend to underestimate or be unaware of these hazards. The company produced its Walk Zone Safety Report after surveying professionals across many industries.

Visitor complaints support slip-and-fall accident claim

One element of a premises liability claim is that a property owner knew about or should have known about a dangerous condition. If this cannot be proven, a property owner may not be liable for damages. In some cases, this element proves to be the detail standing between an injured party and compensation because it is not immediately clear if the property owner had knowledge that a hazard existed.

Could a 'Grenfell Tower' fire occur here in the U.S.?

People here in Pennsylvania and around the world watched in horror last month as a high-rise apartment complex in London became a blazing inferno. All 24 stories of Grenfell Tower became engulfed in flames, resulting in dozens of known fatalities and many others still missing and presumed dead.

3 reasons why you need to act fast after a slip-and-fall accident

A slip-and-fall accident often happens in the blink of an eye. However, recovering from the damages suffered in these accidents typically takes much, much longer. Because of this, it can be tempting to put off exploring your legal options until you have completely healed from the accident. 

Spring cleaning property: Small ways to avoid big accidents

Property owners across Pennsylvania are more than ready to be done with the shoveling and deicing that comes with winter weather. With spring in full swing, home and business owners are opening windows and doors, spending time outside and generally taking advantage of the nicer weather.

Preliminary objections raised in a slip-and-fall claim

It is not unusual for a party named as the defendant in a personal injury claim to object to various elements of the case. The defendant might take issue with anything from the language of the assertions and jurisdiction to whether it should even be a defendant in the first place.

Don't minimize your injuries and pain after falling accidents

After a slip-and-fall accident, it can be easy to feel like you should just get up, dust yourself off and move on with your day. After all, you might feel a little embarrassed and any pain you may be feeling might be dismissed as fleeting or minor. In some cases, you might be in a little bit of shock, making it even more difficult to accurately assess your condition.

School's negligence injures child -- covering it up was a mistake

Our schools are increasingly welcoming to children with serious disabilities. Bringing all kids into the mainstream has been a positive change, but it does add complexity. Kids with disabilities and serious medical conditions often need additional help -- and every child is different. This complexity has costs.

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