German Gallagher & Murtagh counsels clients on matters pertaining to premises liability and related issues. The firm has represented commercial and private property owners, lessors, lessees, franchisors and franchisees, property management companies and medical and similar institutions across the region in a broad array of cases. Cases range from typical slip and falls to fires, explosions and structural collapse , and have included claims of defective or faulty design of a portion of the premises, inadequate security, excessive use of force by security personnel, and improper maintenance of the physical plant. (e.g., elevators, escalators, heating and air conditioning units, etc.) Several of the attorneys handling premises liability cases are also experienced in construction and related litigation, and claims for contribution or contractual indemnification.
Our attorneys provide proactive assistance to ensure compliance with regulations and early investigation techniques. We routinely provide educational services to the insurance industry and self-insured entities in the defense and handling of premises liability claims.