Premises Liability Lawyer in Philadelphia
Injured on Another’s Property? We Can Help!
If you were injured at a restaurant, retail store, parking facility, or any residential or commercial property owned by another person or company, The Villari Firm, PLLC can help. Our Philadelphia premises liability attorney has over 20 years of legal experience and a thorough understanding of legislation and case law related to property owner liability in Pennsylvania.
Victims of injuries on another’s property can turn to our firm for aggressive, intelligent representation. We take on cases involving:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Stairway accidents
- Injuries caused by falling debris or objects
- Security negligence, leading to assaults/attacks
To find out more about premises liability and your rights after an accident or injury, call (215) 372-8889.
Key Elements of a Premises Liability Case
Premises liability cases are typically complex, and the burden of proof lies on the plaintiff. This means the injured victim (or his/her representative) must show that the defendant (property owner or another allegedly at-fault party) is responsible for the victim’s injuries.
There are three key elements to consider when filing a premises liability lawsuit in Philadelphia:
- Negligence vs. Strict Liability: A premises liability claim may be based on strict liability or negligence. Strict liability would apply in a situation where an extremely dangerous hazard existed on the owner’s property. Negligence would apply in most other situations, involving hazards that the property owner knew or should have known about, failed to warn the victim of, and failed to correct.
- Comparative Negligence: In Pennsylvania, the victim of an accident on another’s property may have his or her compensation reduced if he or she was partially to blame. A victim who is found 10% to blame for a slip and fall, as an example, would receive 90% of the settlement or award from the party who was primarily to blame. If a victim is more than 50% to blame, he or she may lose the right to sue.
- Statute of Limitations: There is a two-year statute of limitations on premises liability matters in Pennsylvania. If a victim does not come forward within two years of the incident, he or she may lose the right to recover damages at all.
We Have the Fighting Spirit It Takes to Handle Your Case
It will take a careful investigation and meticulous preparation to build a strong premises liability case against a defendant. That is where The Villari Firm, PLLC excels. We are committed to our clients, taking on any challenge with professionalism, integrity, and vigor. Our fighting spirit serves us well inside and outside of the courtroom, as we pursue the highest possible amount of compensation to help our clients rebuild after serious slip and fall accidents, assaults, and other injuries.
Contact our Philadelphia premises liability lawyer today for a free, no-obligation consultation.