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Premises Liability Lawyer

Pennsylvania enforces premises liability laws to protect individuals injured on another person’s property. Premises liability law provides guidelines for compensating victims injured due to wrongdoing or negligence on the part of a property owner.

There are many ways in which someone can become injured on another person’s property. Some examples include falling debris accidents, sexually assaulted in a hotel, slips and falls, or elevator and/or escalator malfunctions. Premises liability claims seek payment for the injured party from the responsible property owner(s) to cover expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering associated with the injury.

For legal help, contact Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-642-2335 to set up a consultation with our premises liability attorneys in Pennsylvania.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents

There are myriad ways a person can be injured while visiting someone else’s property. The following list describes some of the accidents that may occur due to a property owner’s negligence.

  • Falling debrisThis is a type of accident commonly seen on construction sites or in retail stores. Poorly placed tools, inventory or materials can fall on an unsuspecting passerby or shopper. Poor signage, failure to block off a hazardous area and careless work habits can lead to falling debris accidents.
  • Slips and falls: People can slip and fall for many reasons, including unnoticed spills, broken steps, or uneven flooring or poorly maintained property. Back injuries, broken bones, lacerations and bruising, and even brain injuries can be a result of slip and fall accidents.
  • Elevator and/or escalator failureLack of proper maintenance or routine service checks can cause mechanical failures, leading to serious injury and even death. 
  • Fires and explosions: Dangerous conditions conducive to fire or poorly maintained equipment like propane tanks may lead to explosions. 
  • Malfunctioning amusement park ridesPoor ride maintenance, defective ride parts, inattentive or negligent ride operators, and more can lead to serious accidents. 
  • Drowning and near drowningLack of proper fencing or barriers to a pool may allow children to become injured or drown in a pool. Malfunctioning equipment like pool drains also can cause accidents. 

Pennsylvania Premises Liability Law

A key element of Pennsylvania premises liability law is proof of negligence. The property owner, designated employee or other person responsible for property upkeep or safety must have acted in a negligent way that caused the accident, and you must be able to prove it.

There are four requirements for a premises liability case to be successful in the state of Pennsylvania. Premises liability lawyers in Pennsylvania can help determine whether your evidence and documentation meet the following requirements.

  • You were owed a duty of care by the property owner or designated employee or representative. You must demonstrate that the responsible party failed to provide a safe environment when required to do so.
  • Negligence: You need to convince the insurer or judge that the property owner did not act with reasonable care when tending to the upkeep or maintenance of the property. You may be able to demonstrate that another property owner would have been timelier in making repairs or more responsible in overseeing the placement of hazardous objects.
  • You were injured as a result of the negligence: You must be able to draw a link between the careless action of the property owner and your specific injury.
  • You can quantify and document your damages: You must be able to present evidence that supports your claim for monetary compensation, such as medical bills, proof of lost wages or other supporting evidence.
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Proving responsibility and fault can be the tricky part of a premises liability claim. If injured due to someone’s wrongdoing, then you may need help gathering your evidence, documentation and building a strong case against the responsible party.

Cordisco & Saile LLC’s premises liability attorneys in Pennsylvania can help you understand your rights and the legal process. Call us today at 215-642-2335 to set up a free consultation.

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