What to Know About Premises Liability Claims in Pennsylvania

When most people think of accidents, they imagine auto accidents, or accidents that occur while on the road. Unfortunately, this is untrue, and many accidents occur while on foot in places like supermarkets, hotels, or even walking down the sidewalk. If you are someone who was recently injured on another person’s property due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you are now seeking financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about premises liability claims in PA and how we can help you through the process ahead.

What makes premises liability claims valid in PA?

To win a premises liability claim, you and your attorney will have to satisfy the burden of proof, meaning you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. To start, your attorney must demonstrate that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous property conditions, that he failed to fix the safety hazard in a timely fashion, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result. This is not always easy, which is why after an accident, you should do everything in your power to document the incident, including taking pictures, obtaining police reports, medical documents, witness testimony, and more.

When I sue for an injury, what can I recover compensation for?

There are two primary types of damages in Pennsylvania: economic damages and non-economic damages. While economic damages deal with the monetary cost of a wrongfully-sustained injury, such as medical bills, non-economic damages are a bit more complicated, as they deal with intangible damages, such as emotional distress, the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Pennsylvania?

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Pennsylvania is, under most circumstances, two years. However, depending on where you were injured, such as if you were injured on government-owned property, you may have to file a Notice of Claim in a far shorter period of time. The bottom line is that no matter your circumstances, time is of the essence, and the sooner you bring your personal injury claim to our firm’s attention, the sooner we can get working on recovering the compensation that you deserve and need to heal. Give us a call today so we can begin the claims process on your behalf.


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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