Premises Liability Wrongful Death Lawyers in Bristol, PA
Trusted Lawyers Help Clients Get Justice in Montgomery County Premises Liability Wrongful Death Lawsuits
You have the right to expect that your family will be safe when you’re invited onto someone else’s property. Unfortunately, whether to cut costs or increase profit, many property owners are negligent in keeping up their property so that it’s safe. Accidents caused by the resulting hazards often result in serious injury or death.
When the worst happens, our trusted lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford are here to help surviving family members file a premises liability wrongful death lawsuit to collect compensation from the negligent party.
Legal theories that apply in premises liability and wrongful death cases often seem cut and dry. Applying those rules is usually much more complicated in reality—and our top-rated lawyers are here to help.
Monetary damages can’t bring your loved one back. However, compensation can make sure that your family is protected financially for the future. Learning about your rights is the first step, so call or contact our Bucks County premises liability wrongful death lawyers for a free case evaluation today.
Examples of Bucks County, PA Premises Liability Wrongful Death Cases
Any type of accident can cause injuries serious enough to result in death. Even what seems like a minor or fluke accident can have unanticipated consequences. Your loved one’s recovery depends on a number of factors, including age, general health and quality of medical care received. None of these factors negate the fact that the property owner had the initial duty to keep the property safe in the first place.
Examples of premises liability wrongful death cases may include:
- Slip and fall accidents,
- Negligent security,
- Dog bites or animal attacks,
- Swimming pool accidents,
- Amusement park accidents,
- Explosions or fire accidents,
- Day care or school accidents,
- Exposure to toxic chemicals,
- Accidents in defective elevators, escalators or negligently maintained staircases.
Many property owners attempt to avoid liability by asserting that the deceased assumed the risk or was contributorily negligent. Our premises liability wrongful death lawyers will conduct a complete investigation into the accident. We’ll use the results of that investigation to build a smart and compelling argument for maximum compensation.
Establishing Liability in Montgomery County Premises Liability Wrongful Death Cases
Although all property owners have a duty to keep their property safe, the specifics of that duty varies depending upon circumstances. For example:
- Homeowners. Homeowners have a duty to warn guests about known dangers if the guest is unlikely to know that the hazard exists. In other words, the homeowner has a duty to warn of concealed or hidden dangers that they reasonably should know about.
- Business owners. When someone enters a store, restaurant, amusement park or other business, they are characterized as “invitees”. Business owners have both a duty to warn invitees of unreasonable known dangers, and a duty to inspect the property to discover any dangers.
- Trespassers. Trespassers have fewer legal rights. In most cases, property owners must only refrain from intentionally causing harm to the trespasser.
Because of this, you need the best possible lawyer to cut through the complications and establish a clear case for compensation. Your right to compensation exists, but a favorable outcome is never guaranteed. Our skilled lawyers are here to cut through the red tape, inevitable defenses and insurance company delay tactics.
In short, our premises liability wrongful death lawyers are here to put our 270-plus years of collective experience to work for you. We pride ourselves on our acute attention to detail so that we don’t leave a dollar on the table. We fight to get fair compensation for:
- Your loved one’s medical expenses,
- Loss of financial support for future needs, such as mortgage payments or your child’s future tuition costs,
- Lost future employment benefits, including retirement and health benefits,
- Loss of your loved one’s company,
- Pain and suffering,
- Funeral, burial and other end-of-life expenses,
- Punitive damages if the act was intentional or especially wanton or reckless.
Call Our Experienced Montgomery County Premises Liability Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
Nothing can prepare you for the shock of losing a loved one. When someone else’s careless disregard for others’ safety caused that death, anger, rage and frustration often accompany your feelings of loss.
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford, our Bristol, PA premises liability wrongful death lawyers know that the thought of taking legal action may often add to an already full plate of emotion. We also know what’s at stake—you might be facing unpaid bills, including medical bills and the cost of giving your loved one a worthy final tribute.
When it comes to getting compensation, let us take on the work. Call or contact us online to learn about your rights as a survivor today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims Based on Premises Liability
Even if your loved one wasn’t paying close attention to hazards, that doesn’t negate the property owner’s legal duty. Notably, Pennsylvania law doesn’t eliminate your right to recover compensation even if your loved one was partially responsible for causing the accident. If your loved one is found partly at fault, your overall compensation award could be reduced, but your right to compensation still exists.
While it often seems that accidents just happen, in reality there is always a root cause. Someone neglected to install the security cameras that could have protected your loved one from assault. Someone failed to put up warning signs before a crumbling staircase. Someone didn’t install proper safety fences around a swimming pool. The cause might not be obvious, but that’s where we come in. We investigate to find out just what happened to hold the responsible party accountable.
Of course. Every case is unique. In general, however, property owners might be held to a different standard of care if a child was killed. What is “reasonable” with respect to the property owner’s duty to keep the property reasonably safe can also vary. Slip and fall accidents involving snow and ice may be subject to different rules. Our premises liability wrongful death lawyers are here to speak with you about the specifics of your case today.