Premises Liability

Were You Injured in an Accident on Someone Else's Property?

Serious or even fatal injuries can be caused by unsafe property conditions ranging from a slip and fall on icy sidewalks to injuries sustained due to a collapsing roof. If you or someone in your family has been seriously hurt, or a family member has been killed, in an accident caused by a property owner's failure to maintain property in a safe condition, contact the Pittsburgh premises liability attorneys at Dugan & Associates.

Our commitment to maximize the recovery on your claim means that we'll make a careful examination of all of the circumstances of your accident and explore all of your litigation options. In many cases, we find that a workers' compensation claim against the employer in a workplace injury accident can lead to a civil personal injury lawsuit against a negligent property owner, especially in construction accident, power line electrocution, or even injuries suffered in routine building or grounds maintenance work.

Your employer isn't necessarily responsible for the unsafe condition of the building or property where your injury took place. Third-party negligence claims can very often be filed against other defendants in personal injury lawsuits in such cases involving:

  • Excavation accidents
  • Aerial lift equipment contact with power lines
  • Unsafe access to the job site, such as bad footing or dangerous driveways
  • Accidents caused by another company's construction debris or poorly secured work site
  • Structural collapse
  • Negligent equipment storage
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Dog attacks

Generally, you cannot sue your own employer for an accident on the job, but where another company or person is responsible for maintaining the property in a safe condition, we can file a lawsuit for your complete damages, including pain and suffering, and other components of your loss that cannot be recovered in a workers' comp proceeding.

The Pittsburgh premises liability lawyers at Dugan & Associates also handle unsafe property accident cases that do not involve workplace injuries. Whether or not you were hurt on the job, contact one of our personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation about your claim.