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Proving Landlord Negligence in a Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Claim


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10/19/2011
Daniel J. O'Brien
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Pursuing a Pennsylvania slip and fall claim can be very complicated. It's not easy to prove that someone else acted in a negligent manner and caused your injuries. This is true even in cases involving a landlord/tenant. This is why you should seek help from a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer.

Proving landlord negligence will mean demonstrating that the landlord acted or failed to act in a manner in which a hazardous condition led to your injuries.
For instance, if a landlord waxes the hallway to your apartment building but fails to put up a sign or barriers and you're injured, he or she could be held liable.

Or if the landlord knew the lighting in a hallway going downstairs was poor but failed to fix it, and you're injured as a result, then the landlord could be held liable.

You may also need to prove that a hazardous condition existed and a reasonable person would have known to take care of it.
This can become tricky, determining what's considered to be reasonable.

Additionally, any carelessness that you may have played a role in will also be evaluated.
This type of case can become very complicated and involve various factors.

There are some common landlord defenses that may be used in a Pennsylvania slip and fall claim. To be fully prepared for your case, you should speak with a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer. 

Help after Being Injured in a Slip and Fall

If you have been severely injured in a slip and fall, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.



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