Premises Liability

Slips, Trips and Falls | Dangerous or Defective Sidewalks, Driveways or Parking Lots | Broken Steps or Stairs
Defective or Slippery Floors | Elevator and Escalator Accidents

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In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as in other states, the owner of residential or commercial property has a duty to maintain the premises so as to minimize the risk of injury to those legally visiting the property. This duty requires that a homeowner or business owner take reasonable steps to fix any known dangers (or any dangers they should reasonably have known about), or that they provide adequate notice of any potential dangers. If you have suffered an injury on someone else’s property, you may have a right to pursue compensation for any losses. The attorneys at Shaffer & Gaier can help.

At Shaffer & Gaier, we have collectively provided aggressive, results-oriented counsel to people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for nearly 45 years. We understand that every personal injury claim is unique, but our commitment remains the same — to pursue the best result possible as quickly as is reasonable and in a cost-effective manner. To help us fully understand your medical needs, we have a registered nurse on staff so we can idenwtify all potential medical issues and seek appropriate compensation to cover your needs.

Our Premises Liability Practice
We handle all types of premises liability claims, including cases involving:

  • Elevator or escalator accidents — We will help you recover damages for injuries caused by poorly maintained elevators or escalators, including situations involving sudden stops or drops, failure of doors to open or close, or clothing caught in an escalator.

  • Slips and falls — We take cases involving slippery floors or sidewalks, broken pavement or asphalt, potholes, broken steps or stairs, torn carpet or linoleum, cracked tile and other dangers resulting from negligent or careless maintenance of residential or commercial property.

  • Negligent security or lighting — We represent people who have been injured on property because of muggings or attacks resulting from inadequate security or lighting.

Our attorneys take all types of injury claims, from soft-tissue trauma to serious and catastrophic loss, including broken bones, spinal cord or brain injury, paralysis, and amputation or loss of limb. We also litigate wrongful death cases. We will help you pursue damages for all your losses, including lost wages and income, medical expenses, and physical pain and suffering.

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Philadelphia: 215-751-0100 | New Jersey: 856-429-0970