Premises Liability

Business owners have an obligation to make sure that their premises are kept in a reasonably safe condition. Scott Shachtman has represented men, women and children in a number of Premises Liability cases, including:

  • Slips and Falls
  • Negligent Security Cases Resulting in Rape, Assault and Murder
  • Defective Design
  • Dog Bites
  • Unsafe and Dangerous Bathrooms, Showers and Baths
  • Unsafe and Dangerous Hotels, Motels, Apartments, Rental Homes or Condos
  • Unsafe Playground Equipment
  • Dangerous Premises
  • Unsafe and Dangerous Swimming Pools
  • Unsafe and Dangerous Safety Practices
  • Unsafe and Dangerous Sidewalks, Roadways and Streets
  • Defective and Dangerous Parking Garages
  • Unsafe and Dangerous Work Site Accidents

It is important to note that a business is not required to pay for your medical bills, lost wages or pain and suffering damages unless it was negligent. In order to establish that a business was negligent, you must be able to show that the business did not exercise ordinary care and that its failure to exercise ordinary care caused you to be injured. For instance, if you slip and fall in a grocery store, the store is not automatically responsible for paying your medical bills and expenses. You have to be able to show that the grocery store knew or should have known of the dangerous condition on its floor and that it failed to exercise ordinary care. In other words, you have to prove that the grocery store had notice of the dangerous condition on its floors and that it had time to clean it up. The Shachtman Firm will help you do so.

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