Lower Makefield PA Insufficient Lighting Injury Attorneys
Pennsylvania property owners have a legal obligation to implement safety measures aimed at preventing potential hazards that may endanger visitors, patrons, and residents of their premises. This duty extends to proper illumination, as the likelihood of accidents such as slip and falls and criminal activity such as robberies and assaults, often increase when appropriate lighting is not in place to deter these incidents and the injuries they cause to innocent victims. When conducting your regular activities, you are inclined to expect a certain level of safety, whether that involves walking to your car after a shopping trip or climbing a set of stairs toward your destination. However, negligent property owners may not be operating with your safety in mind, causing an otherwise preventable accident that may impact your finances and quality of life for months, if not years into the future.
At Cohen & Riechelson, our highly experienced personal injury attorneys have dedicated the last 40 years to obtaining just compensation for injured victims and their families. If a responsible party fails to fulfill their duties and you or someone you love is injured, we work tirelessly to attain the resources that will aid your recovery. Your medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering should not go unaccountable for. Contact our Bensalem offices anytime at (215) 337-4915 to speak with a member of our talented personal injury team. Our investigation begins the moment that you choose to move forward and we do not collect a dime until you are fairly compensated.
Insufficient Lighting Accidents in Bucks County PA
Accidents due to inadequate lighting can occur under a variety of circumstances and on a vast array of premises, hence the umbrella term “premises liability.” For example, insufficient lighting can cultivate an environment ripe for criminal behavior, as it shields criminals from being identified by their victims, whether committing an assault, robbery, carjacking, or another harmful offense. Often, these crimes are committed in parking lots or parking garages, in stairwells, at airports, or in train and bus stations. Under the cover of darkness, patrons, visitors, students, and residents of shopping centers and malls, apartment complexes, hospitals and medical facilities, stadiums and event centers, amusement parks, and schools and educational institutions, become prime targets for those seeking to commit wrongs.
On the other hand, insufficient lighting can also negatively impact a person’s inability to anticipate and respond to the conditions of their environment. For instance, a slippery surface, crack, uneven pavement, set of stairs, or change in elevation, may be undecipherable when the area is not appropriately lit, leaving unsuspecting people vulnerable to slip and falls and other accidents. These incidents can lead to injuries ranging from concussions to broken bones, or in the most tragic of cases, wrongful death. Whether your injuries were caused in an isolated incident because of a potential hazard, or lack of proper lighting allowed you to become the victim of a crime, you can hold the parties tasked with insuring your safety accountable.
With a personal injury lawsuit, your medical expenses, rehabilitative treatment, lost wages, future accommodations, and emotional trauma can be compensated for through a financial award often referred to as “damages.” It is important to note that you have a limited time frame within which to file a claim. As a result, it is advisable to examine your available options as soon as possible following an injury.
Contact our Northeast Philadelphia Premises Liability Attorneys to Discuss Your Case
The legal advocates at Cohen & Riechelson have served as advisers, guides, and aggressive champions for those seeking compensation after being injured in Pennsylvania for over 4 decades. If you suspect that a commercial or residential property owner’s negligence contributed to your accident, contact our Bucks County offices at (215) 337-4915 for immediate assistance. An honest and comprehensive case assessment is your first step toward a favorable recovery.