When Dangerous Property Conditions Cause Accidents

A slip and fall accident can cause painful sprains, strains, fractures and head injuries. If the fall was caused by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you have a right to pursue financial compensation from the property owner.

The attorneys of Goldberg, Goldberg & Janoski in West Chester, Pennsylvania, represent people injured in slip and fall accidents throughout the Delaware Valley. Please contact us if you have been injured because of a dangerous property condition.

Our premises liability attorneys represent people who have been injured in a broad range of circumstances, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Merchandise falling from shelves
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Negligent security

We have handled slip and fall accidents that were caused by:

  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Snow and ice
  • Turned up rugs
  • Spills in grocery or retail stores
  • Lack of railings
  • Defective decks or balcony railings
  • Dangerous steps and stairwells

Injuries can result from any type of dangerous condition in a building or other setting. We represented the family of a man who was fatally injured in an ATV accident when he struck a cable that someone had strung across the property. We have represented people who fell into stairwells that should have been marked or guarded.

Call 610-436-6220 for a Free Consultation

Different deadlines apply for filing a premises liability claim depending on whether the accident occurred on public or private property. Please don’t delay. Learn if one of our lawyers can help you. Call 610-436-6220 or contact our office by e-mail.

Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

What You Should Know About Dog Bite Injury Claims

More than 37 percent of U.S. households own dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVM). In Chester County, the percentage is probably even higher. With so many dogs among us, it is no wonder that dogs sometimes cause serious injuries.

How Our Law Firm Can Help

If a dog bit you or seriously injured a member of your family, contact the attorneys of Goldberg, Goldberg & Janoski in West Chester. Our personal injury lawyers help people who suffered dog bites and other animal attacks pursue financial compensation for damages such as medical care, pain and suffering, lost income and permanent disfigurement.

Dog bites can cause permanent scarring, broken bones, and lacerations, crush injuries and puncture wounds that lead to infections. Dog bite victims may require multiple surgeries, including plastic surgery. Even with the best of treatment, the physical and emotional scars can last a lifetime.

Sobering Statistics

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Dogs bite an estimated 4.7 million people annually
  • Most victims are children
  • An American has a one in 50 chance of being bitten by a dog each year
  • Dog bites resulted in 33 deaths in 2007

In Pennsylvania, it doesn’t matter whether you own a dangerous breed or a lap dog. The dog’s owner is legally responsible for damages caused by his or her pet. Our attorneys will identify the responsible party and the applicable insurance policy or policies. Most often, this will be the homeowners’ policy of the dog’s owner.

Success in Challenging Cases

It takes a skilled legal team to win a dog bite injury case in a dog-friendly area like Chester County. Our attorneys have achieved successful verdicts and settlements in numerous dog bite claims. Many of our cases involved children who were scarred for life by a dog attack. In one case, our client’s ear was  bitten off by the dog.

If another family’s pet caused a tragedy in your family, our law firm knows how to help. Please call 610-436-6220 to arrange a free consultation with Goldberg, Goldberg & Janoski.