Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyer
Duty of Care by Property Owners in Pennsylvania
Under Pennsylvania premises liability law, property owners have a duty
of care to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for employees,
customers, guests, and others. If there is a potential safety hazard present,
they are expected to address it in a timely manner. When property owners
fail to keep their area safe, serious personal injury may result and injured
victims may be able to pursue monetary damages through a premises liability claim.
Safety hazards that have the potential for causing personal injury include:
- Surfaces that are slippery due to spills, rain, snow, or ice
- Uneven and poorly maintained sidewalks and walkways
- Loose carpet
- Inadequate lighting
- Missing handrails on stairways
Types of Premises Liability Claims
One of the most common types of premises liability claims results from
improper maintenance or inadequate posted warnings of potential dangers.
The property owner or manager has a duty of care to fix known dangers
in a timely manner in order to avoid accidents and injuries – when
they do not, the injured may have grounds to seek compensation for their
medical care and other damages.
Additionally, property owners and building managers may be liable in the
- Inadequate security that leads to assault or injury
- Injuries resulting from faulty elevators or escalators
- Injuries resulting from collapsing porches or staircases
- Injuries resulting from falling objects or ceiling tiles
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Drownings and injury due to improper signage or safety around swimming pools
In short, any injury or wrongful death resulting from the negligent actions
of an owner can result in them being liable for damages sustained. Filing
a claim can also hold these owners accountable for their actions, forcing
them to fix the issues so similar incidents do not happen to others.
The Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability Injuries
From broken bones to head trauma, there are numerous injuries that can
result from safety hazards. Whether you suffered injury at a private residence,
place of business, or even on government property, you may have cause
to take legal action and hold the owner or manager financially responsible
for medical expenses, lost wages at work, and more. It is important to
remember that, due to a statute of limitations in Pennsylvania, victims
must file a claim within two years from the date of the accident.
We Have a Successful Track Record of Compensation for Our Clients
If you have been hurt due to the negligence of a property owner or manager,
you need an experienced Philadelphia premises liability attorney who is
able to effectively handle your case from start to finish. At Piscitello
Law, we do exactly that. We never hand off any cases to associates or
Our firm has had extensive success with all types of personal injury claims,
and our attorney has been able to recover compensation for our clients.
With a thorough investigation into the matter, detailed preparation, investment
in experts, and aggressive negotiation and litigation tactics, count on
us to give you the greatest possible chance of recovering full compensation.
Schedule your free case evaluation by
contacting Piscitello Law at (215) 372-8768 now!