Property Owners Must Keep Their Grounds Safe
Property owners owe a duty of care for the safety of patrons and visitors. If the owner created a hazard or failed to correct a dangerous condition, you may be able to sue for a resulting personal injury.
The law firm of Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George has obtained substantial recoveries against grocery stores, malls, apartment owners, homeowners and municipal entities for their negligence. The insurance companies know that we try cases, and as a result, this often leads to fair settlement offers for our clients.
Do You Have A Slip-And-Fall Claim?
Don’t assume the accident was your fault or your injuries are not severe enough. Our lawyers provide a free case evaluation and serve clients in Lawrence, Beaver, Butler, Mercer and Allegheny counties from our main New Castle office and other office locations.
The burden is on the plaintiff to prove liability in a slip-and-fall accident, and comparative negligence of the victim can reduce any compensation. It takes skill to convince the insurance adjuster or a jury that the owner knew or should have known of the hazard. The legal team at Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George includes two board-certified civil trial specialists who can present your case. We can take property owners to task for:
- Slippery floors (no carpet as people tracked in snow, puddling from a produce department sprinkler)
- Construction defects/code violations (stair, railings, uneven sidewalks, inadequate lighting)
- Poor maintenance (torn carpet, broken steps, clearing snow and ice)
- Failure to warn (barriers, caution signs)
A falling accident can be worse than a car accident. There’s no air bag to cushion the impact when you slip and fall on a hard tile floor or tumble down stairs. We have recovered damages for broken bones (arms, legs, hips, wrists, ankles), as well as disabling back injuries, head injury or disfigurement.
The elderly people are especially at risk to hidden hazards because of weaker vision, slower reflexes and brittle bones. We won damages for an 80-year-old woman who did not see a 4-inch drop-off in the sidewalk, another 80-year-old who slipped on ice accumulated from a defective downspout — and a woman who took a spill on loose gravel on the poorly lit walkway outside a hospital emergency room.