When you decide to take your family out for an evening of fun, the last thing on your mind is that someone may get hurt. Unfortunately, when a camel was startled last month at a Pittsburgh circus, seven people were injured.
The Shrine Circus was in town at the PPG Paints Arena. Two children and one adult were riding a camel when something scared it. One child’s arm ended up broken. Thankfully, that was the most serious injury. The other six who were injured were treated and released.
Law enforcement and circus officials do not know what startled the camel, but we know it could have been a much worse situation.
You may not realize it, but this could be a premises liability case. If you have been hurt on someone else’s property, you may need a Pittsburgh, PA premises liability lawyer. You can count on the SMT Legal to be by your side.
Where Do You Go?
Property owners have a duty to ensure the safety of everyone who has a right to come onto their property. Think about the places you go during the week: grocery store, bank, gas station, local park, movie theater, pharmacy, mall, and more.
We are busy, and the last thing on our mind is that we will get hurt when we go to one of these places. Unfortunately, sometimes the negligence of the property owner or their agents (employees, managers, etc.) can cause us harm.
One of the most common ways people get hurt is because of slip and fall accidents. These occur both inside of buildings as well as in parking lots. Any time there is a spill, an uneven surface, or another obstacle in people’s walking path, it is up to the people who manage the location to clean it up or fix the problem.
All parts of a person’s property should be regularly inspected and maintained. This includes store shelving, benches, railings, and floors. This also includes store displays, many of which are seasonal and tend to come apart more easily.
In restaurants, cooks should ensure that food is stored and cooked at the appropriate temperatures to prevent their patrons from getting food poisoning.
We also want to note that premises liability cases can be brought against private property owners as well. Any time someone invites other people to their property, they have a duty to ensure their safety.
What You Can Do
We know that dealing with an injury is hard, especially if it was caused because of someone else’s negligence. When this happens, your priority should be healing, not having to worry about if all of your expenses will be covered.
At the SMT Legal, we want to investigate your case and work to secure you the compensation you deserve. This includes coverage for all of your incident-related medical expenses, lost income if you have to miss work, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Pittsburgh premises liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 412-765-3345.