Premises Liability Attorney

Arising when a plaintiff seeks the imposition of damages against a property owner and/or possessor for injuries which allegedly arose as a result of a condition on the land or, in some cases, the land itself. To sustain its burden of proof, the injured party must prove that the property owner and/or possessor owned, possessed or controlled the land and was reasonably aware of the unsafe or defective condition, failed to remedy or warn of it and, that the owner and/or possessor’s action or inaction was negligent with respect to ownership and/or maintenance of the property. Successful defenses in these cases depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to proof of possession, contract interpretation, indemnification and insurance coverage. Common types of premises liability cases are:

  • Slip and fall cases
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Inadequate maintenance or defective conditions of the premises
  • Inadequate building security leading to injury or assault
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Fires
  • Water leaks or flooding
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals
  • Defective staircases
  • Loose or broken floors, sidewalks or steps
  • Unsecured rugs or carpets

All of our attorneys possess the knowledge and experience necessary to provide the best possible defense on matters ranging from simple premises liability cases as well as complex commercial claims involving many party defendants. The Firm’s attorneys have defended hundreds of cases in the state and federal courts of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey in this practice area.