A: Your Philadelphia landlord could be held liable for failing to repair or correct conditions that led to you being injured. Liability will depend on a variety of factors, which a Pennsylvania lawyer can evaluate in your case. Building owner liability isn’t always easy to establish, so consulting with a lawyer who handles premises liability cases is important.
One way that landlords could be held liable is if they should have reasonably known about a hazardous condition. This can be a challenge to prove because what is considered reasonable to one person may not be to another. It is also a good reason to seek legal counsel.
Maintenance and inspections may reveal problems, possibly indicating the landlord’s liability. If this information doesn’t result in corrections, it could be a basis for your claim.
If there is a failure to perform regular inspections or maintenance, this potentially could lead to building owner liability. It would be expected that a landlord would perform these duties in order to maintain a safe environment.
Landlords could be found liable if you informed them of a hazardous condition, yet they failed to follow through on repairing or removing it. However, it’s important that you document any communication you have with your landlord; it could be used as evidence later on. If you have something in writing, that evidence is even better.
Proving building owner liability will require evidence, which a Pennsylvania lawyer could help in collecting if he or she believes you have a valid personal injury case. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible to evaluate the details of your claim.
Help After Being Injured on Someone’s Property
If you have been severely injured on someone’s property, you shouldn’t have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by a landlord’s negligence. Contact a Pennsylvania lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case – 1-877-944-8396.