Do I Have a Valid Claim After Being Injured Due to Poor Lighting?

Being injured in an accident due to poor lighting on another person’s property may mean that you have a valid premises liability claim. To learn more about taking legal action against a negligent property owner, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney.

What are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting accidents?

Poor lighting accidents can result in a variety of different injuries that could seriously impact individuals for years to come. The following are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting accidents:

  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Wrongful death

Where do most poor lighting accidents occur?

Poor lighting accidents occur in the following locations most commonly:

  • Bars
  • Movie theaters
  • Public restrooms
  • Public transportation
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Cruise ships
  • Restaurants

Do I have a valid premises liability claim after being injured due to poor lighting?

If you believe that your accident was caused by the negligence of a property owner, you may have a valid premises liability claim. If you can prove that your accident was caused by negligence on another person’s property, the owner or manager of the property may be responsible for compensating your losses. To prove your claim, you will have to prove the following factors with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney in your corner:

  • The property owner owed you a duty of care.
  • The property owner knew of or should have known of the hazards on their property.
  • The property owner breached their duty of care by not resolving the hazards on the property.
  • This breach of duty resulted in your accident.
  • The accident resulted in your injuries which led to financial and emotional losses.

How long will I have to take legal action after a poor lighting accident in Pennsylvania?

The statute of limitations refers to the time period you will have to take legal action after an accident. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally two years in Pennsylvania. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your claim. It is important to file your claim as soon as possible to avoid being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. To get started today, give our experienced personal injury firm a call to learn how we can assist you. We are here to help.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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