If you are injured in an accident caused by dangerous conditions on someone else’s property — such as the steps or pavement of a private home or an apartment complex — you may be able to file a premises liability claim against the owner, property manager, or tenant who is legally obligated to maintain the premises.
When most people think about these “slip and fall” cases, they are unaware that dangerous conditions on someone else’s property can also include a building that is not secured from criminal activity, dangerous conditions in places such as amusement parks or playgrounds, snow covered property that has not been shoveled, and slippery aisles in supermarkets.
Often, not only the building owner, property manager or tenant is responsible for your injury but also architects, builders or contractors if they caused the dangerous or unsafe condition by a negligent design, poor construction or failure to follow building codes.
When it comes to government properties such as public parks, the federal or state government may be legally responsibility for personal injuries that occur on the premises. The Federal Tort Claims Act or similar state or municipal claim laws cover premises liability cases against the government. These cases must be filed within a certain time limit.
If you or a loved one has been injured, we are happy to answer your questions and have one of our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers review your case for free. Please call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our short contact form and a member of our firm will contact you.
With offices in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster and Reading, we serve clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.
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