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If you were injured on industrial, residential, or commercial property in an accident caused by another party's negligence, you may be able to file a legal claim for compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and time away from work or lost future earnings. You may be wondering what constitutes negligence in a premises liability or slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania, or you arrived on this site wondering what the term premises liability means. Simply put, premises liability refers to the responsibility of property owners to maintain safe areas, facilities, or grounds (premises) and have proper signage or other forms of warning regarding potential hazards. When visitors are injured because of defective sidewalks, slippery surfaces, or other safety hazards, property owners are often held liable for such injuries.
Among the common forms of negligence in Philadelphia and its surrounding area's premises liability accident cases are the following:
Please note: the above list is not comprehensive: if any unsafe condition on a property, whether public or private, resulted in injury for you or a loved one, you may be able to file a Pennsylvania premises liability claim. Slip and fall accidents (or accidents caused by tripping) are perhaps the most commonly mentioned types of premises liability accidents, but many other forms exist.
If you sustained a serious injury in a Philadelphia or surrounding area premises liability accident, you may have been hurt in one of the following types of incidents:
As you may already know, slip and fall and other premises liability accidents can cause a number of injuries, ranging from minor bruises and cuts to burn injuries, back or spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, or even fatal injuries.
If you simply want questions answered, free resources concerning your accident or injury, or need legal services now, our expert slip and fall lawyers in Philadelphia, PA will answer your questions for free with regard for your unique circumstances.
If you or a family member suffered an injury in a Pennsylvania premises liability accident, contact Brad Cooper, the leading injury lawyer in the Philadelphia area, using the confidential online form or at the numbers below.
Philadelphia Office: 215-545-7777