As the holiday season gets under full swing, many people in Pennsylvania will find themselves on other people's property for parties and festivities. These hosts may have an obligation to provide a reasonably safe space for their guests. One factor that can make a space unsafe is an aggressive dog.
Not long ago, we discussed the legal issue of recovering for a dog attack on a theory of premises liability. Pennsylvania law requires that a plaintiff prove that the defendant owned the aggressive dog and that the dog caused severe injury. Depending on the totality of the circumstances, there may be other requirements in order for a plaintiff to have a successful case.
Whether it's a dangerous dog case, a slip-and-fall case or something else, premises liability plaintiffs may be strongly advised to secure knowledgeable and experienced representation. The lawyers of Leisawitz Heller have significant experience with assisting Pennsylvanians with their premises liability claims. By holding owners of unsafe properties to account, we work to protect the rights of those injured by these owners' negligence.
As we've hinted at, proving liability in a premises liability case can be a complex and difficult undertaking. By thoroughly investigating the facts and the law of our clients' cases, we stand ready to assist our clients in seeking justice from property owners and managers. These parties will often refuse to admit their role in causing a plaintiff's injury. Fortunately, we have had great success proving the negligence of parties such as these. The premises liability page on our website has more information and directions for contacting us.