Will I Have to Sue My Friend if I am Injured on His Property in Pennsylvania?

If you were recently visiting a friend at his or her house, having a good time, when all of a sudden, you slipped and fell on some sort of safety hazard, such as ice on his or her driveway, or a wet surface outside of his or her pool, there is a very good chance you are now severely injured. However, you do not wish to sue your friend, after all, he/she is your friend. Unfortunately, this does not change the fact that you still require, and most likely deserve, financial compensation to help you heal. This is a complicated situation, however, with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney at your side, it does not have to be. Please continue reading and speak with us to learn more about the legal process ahead.

Will I have to file a premises liability lawsuit against my friend?

Our clients are often relieved to learn that after being injured on their friend’s property, they will not have to sue their friend or relative for the compensation they need. Instead, our firm will work to sue their friend’s insurance company in a premises liability claim. This should result in them receiving the compensation they need, all while not having to cost their friend a dime.

How do I know if I qualify for compensation in a personal injury claim?

If you are someone who has been injured on another person’s property, you will have to hire an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present enough evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. Pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your slip and fall, medical bills/documents regarding your injuries, a copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident, witness statements corroborating your claim, and more are all fantastic ways to prove that you were injured as a direct result of the property owner’s negligence.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania?

If you are someone who has been injured in an accident on another person’s property, you may wish to wait to see if your injuries heal on their own before taking legal action against them. That being said, we cannot advise you to wait, for there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time you will have to sue the party responsible. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, giving you no more than two years from the date of your accident to sue. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing.


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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