If you were hurt in a Pennsylvania office building, retail store, gas station, parking lot or elsewhere, you may have the right to recover damages for your losses. The Pagano Law Firm, LLC, located in Media, is here to review the situation on your behalf. Our accomplished attorneys seek full compensation for victims in premises liability actions arising from falls, poor security and other types of property-owner negligence. If someone with legal responsibility for preventing unreasonably dangerous conditions has failed to do so, and that failure led you to become injured, our experienced lawyers will press for an appropriate verdict or settlement.
Success in a premises liability suit requires proof that a defendant property owner or manager knew or should have known that his premises were unsafe and still failed to remedy the condition, and that violation of duty caused your injury. Our firm works tirelessly to prove these elements in slip and fall claims arising from negligence such as:
Even if you are unsure about exactly what caused your fall, we can evaluate the situation and discuss your legal options. Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to personal injury victims, so there is no risk to you.
Under the laws of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, someone hurt in a fall can recover damages against a negligent defendant even if the victim contributed in some way to the injury. As long as the plaintiff’s share of the fault is less than 50 percent, recovery is possible in court, though it would be reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to the victim. For instance, if someone incurs $100,000 in damages after a fall on an unsafe floor, the eventual judgment would be for $80,000 if a jury held that the plaintiff was 20 percent at fault for the incident because their shoes were untied. In some instances involving hazardous situations, a defendant might be legally responsible for an injury even if no negligence is demonstrated based on the principle of strict liability.
The Pagano Law Firm, LLC represents Philadelphia-area clients in premises liability actions and other personal injury matters. Please call 484-318-2561 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our office in Media. We offer a free initial consultation to personal injury victims