In Pennsylvania, a store or business owner owes a duty of care to customers whom frequent their stores for business purposes. Such visitors are called invitees and the owner is required to inspect and maintain his premises free from dangerous conditions.
when clients are injured on the property of a business owner or corporation, the first response in defense to liability from the business owner is, "We were not aware of the condition, therefore we can not be held liable." The injured party thinks this is the end and never pursues the case. The injured party is instead left with a pile of medical bills and forced to endure a season of lost wages from missing work simply because they don't think they have a case.
This is why consulting with an attorney familiar with claims for premises liability is so important. An experienced attorney will fight back and request documents to prove that business owner, knew or should have known about the dangerous condition because it was their responsibility to inspect and keep the premises safe.
If you or someone you love has been injured on the property of a business owner, contact our law firm today for a free consultation and review of the case.
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