Pennsylvania & New Jersey Injury Lawyers: Business Liability for Accidents
Major Victories by Our PA and NJ Business Liability Lawyers
- $4.4 million – A premises liability, car accident case, where the accident resulted in two passengers being killed and another injured, after a restaurant negligently served alcohol to the driver of their vehicle
- $2.75 million – A premises liability, slip and fall case where client suffered serious personal injuries from a fall
- $1.1 million – Against a fraternity for negligently serving alcohol which resulted in a stabbing assault of two frat party attendees
Rights of Those Injured in Business Liability Accidents
Anyone who owns, manages, or somehow controls or occupies property is held financially responsible under state and federal law for any accidents that happen on that property resulting in injuries. This includes not only individuals, but also:
- businesses such as shopping malls or retail stores
PA and NJ Law Provide for Accidents and Injuries That Happen on Someone Else’s Property
The business or individual liability laws in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are broadly written, because they cover many different situations. For example, the injuries from a slip and fall on an icy restaurant walkway will be covered by the same law as an injury to a child who was hurt while playing at a fast-food restaurant’s playground. Also, the same law will apply in a case where a woman was mugged as she exited a department store.
Defective conditions, inadequate maintenance, and inadequate security can all result in premises liability. Those injured in a Pennsylvania or New Jersey premises liability accident can obtain financial recovery for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.
Not Every Injury Victim is Treated the Same Under Premises Liability Law in PA and NJ
PA and NJ law distinguishes between the different types of people who come onto another’s property. There is less of an obligation under the law to pay for the injuries suffered by a criminal trespasser than for the injuries sustained by someone invited to the property (e.g., a guest or a customer). Defendants, therefore, will spend a significant amount of time trying to label the injury victim as someone less than an “invitee” in order to keep their damage totals low – in addition to criticizing the extent of their injuries, and questioning whether or not there are other circumstances (such as preexisting medical conditions) that have contributed to the victim’s harm. It is vital to hire an experienced premises liability lawyer.
Common Types of Philadelphia, PA and NJ Premises Liability Cases
- Defective sidewalk accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Stairway accidents
- Pool or drowning accidents
- Dram Shop or alcohol related accidents
- Negligent security
- Negligent supervision
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Premises Liability Lawyers
At the Philadelphia premises liability law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, our experienced attorneys are committed to providing quality representation and individual attention to their clients and their clients’ families. The personal injury attorneys at Laffey, Bucci & Kent have many solid years of experience handling premises liability accident matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 2011, all three firm partners, Jeff Laffey, Paul Bucci, and Brian Kent were named in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania by The National Trial Lawyers.
Our Philadelphia, PA and NJ premises liability accident lawyers will meet with you and discuss:
- premises liability law
- liability of others such as maintenance contractors
- damages and proof
Our highly rated Philadelphia, PA and NJ premises liability lawyers and attorneys have many solid years of experience handling cases against landlords, schools, hospitals, bars, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses. Their knowledge and expertise in dealing with defense counsel as well as insurance company representatives and adjusters can be invaluable when seeking justice in a premises liability case.
Our attorneys work tirelessly on behalf of their clients and work diligently to:
- investigate and prepare premises liability cases properly
- use the right experts
- depose the right witnesses
- obtain proper proof of the devastating physical, mental, and financial effects the injuries have
- take premises liability negligence cases to trial
If you or a loved one was seriously hurt or killed at a hotel, bar, restaurant, apartment building, hospital, school, or business in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or New York, contact our experienced, highly rated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey premises liability and injury attorneys for a free, confidential consultation. 215.399.9255/800.220.7600
Our personal injury attorneys serve accident victims in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE.