If you or a loved one have sustained an injury while you were on somebody else’s property, it may be possible to recover compensation if a property owner’s careless or negligent actions were responsible for the injury. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our Philadelphia premises liability attorneys want to discuss how much of a role “negligence” has in these cases and whether or not you can recover compensation in a premises liability claim.
Premises liability cases can be confusing because you will often hear the term negligence involved. In general, a premises liability claim is going to be considered a type of negligence claim that arises from a condition on the real property and not from the negligent activity on the property. Premises liability law in Pennsylvania deals with instances where somebody is injured due to a hazard on a property owned or maintained by another individual. There are innumerable ways that these claims can arise, but some of the most common premises liability cases involve:
When dealing with a claim of negligence, there are typically for elements that need to be in place. Briefly, these are:
Premises liability laws often deal with some sort of negligence by a property owner. In general, property owners have a duty to ensure that anyone who has a right to be on their premises is safe. If a property owner knows about or reasonably should have known about the danger, they will breach their duty (or be considered negligent) if they:
Premises liability cases can arise in any number of locations. This includes both privately owned commercial property, government-owned property, as well as private residences.
If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury caused by the carelessness or negligence of a property owner, seek legal assistance immediately. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our qualified and experienced team is ready to investigate your case so we can secure full compensation for your losses. This includes: