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Premises Liability

Premises liability arises when an owner or possessor of a property violates the duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition, fails to correct a dangerous condition about which they have knowledge or fails to warn of the known danger.  Both homeowners and businesses have this responsibility to persons on or about their premises.


Examples of cases which we handle at Donna B. Michelson, PA are:

Slip or Trip and Falls due to a hazardous condition:

  • Presence of walkway obstructions and obstacles

  • Slippery flooring

  • Lack of safety mats and runners

  • Inadequate designation of steps or stairs

  • Insufficient lighting

  • Lack of walkway or stair railings

  • Failure to warn of and remove known spills 


Defective conditions on property:

  • Unsafe design of entrances and exits

  • Structural collapse

  • Faulty electrical wiring 

  • Building code violations 


Swimming Pool drowning due to neglect:

  • Failure to maintain a fence around the pool

  • Lack of adequate supervision or safety equipment

  • Improper drain maintenance 


Negligent security enabling criminal behavior:

  • Insufficient lighting

  • Inadequate locks on doors and windows

  • Lack of adequate security guards

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