Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyer
The Fox Law experience in dangerous premises liability claims.
Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyer John Fox is an expert in dangerous premises liability claims. Formerly a defense attorney for a fortune 500 company in Philadelphia, John Fox has successfully defended many premises liability claims. And because of his former defense experience, Fox Law knows how to win premises liability claims in Philadelphia. This is a distinct advantage for our clients. If you have been injured as a result of a dangerous premises, we can help.
What is a premises liability case?
A premises liability case is where a property owner or landlord fails to maintain their property and is held responsible for injuries sustained as a result of their negligence in fixing their dangerous premises condition. Premises liability injuries usually lead to extended hospital stays and therapy appointments.
Premises liability cases require that the owner or landlord knew or should have known of the defective or hazardous condition. This is the true test of premises liability. The owner or landlord’s duty of care also varies depending on whether the injured person is a business invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser. A business invitee is required to inspect and correct dangerous conditions, whereas as a licensee or guest, the owner or landlord has a duty to correct or to warn but does not have a duty to inspect. The duty to a trespasser is limited to intentional or reckless injury, with some exceptions, such as an attractive nuisance in the case of a child trespasser. For example, a child attracted to a swimming pool or a known sledding area on a golf course might fall into a higher duty of care than a trespasser.
It is important to secure evidence and surveillance videos immediately following a premises liability accident.
Common types of premises liability cases in Philadlephia are:
- Dog bite injuries
- Slip, trip or fall injuries
- Balcony, Deck or Porch Collapse
- Swimming pool injuries
- Retail store injuries
- Restaurant injuries
- Apartment complex injuries
- Gas Station injuries
- Unsafe property injuries
Comparative Negligence in Premises Liability Cases
Pennsylvania is a Comparative Negligence jurisdiction and follows the modified comparative negligence 51% rule. This means that Pennsylvania is a plaintiff-friendly state. In Pennsylvania, a plaintiff can be up to 50% responsible for their injury and still collect damages in a premises liability claim. If a plaintiff is determined to be more than 50% responsible for their injury, they are not able to recover damages for their injury. In the case of comparative negligence, the award is reduced by the percentage that the defendant is found negligent. For example, if the defendant is found to be 60% negligent and the plaintiff is 40% negligent and the award is $100,000, the award will be reduced to $60,000.
Compensation for your injury in dangerous premises lawsuits
If you were injured on a dangerous property due to the negligence of a property owner or landlord, you may be entitled to compensation for the injury you sustained. Premises liability compensation includes your hospital and doctor bills, past and future loss of income; pain and suffering, loss of consortium, as well as compensation for a permanent injury such as a permanent scar or limp.
Consult with a Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyer as soon as possible to preserve evidence and protect your rights.
Premises liability claims must be handled properly for a successful outcome. If you believe that you were injured in a dangerous premises liability accident, it is best to consult with an experienced Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyer as soon as possible to preserve your case. A skilled Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyer will collect and preserve your evidence while it is still available, document your injury, pain and suffering, and protect your rights for you to receive the compensation you deserve. These claims are best handled by former defense attorneys who understand the loopholes insurance companies use to avoid paying premises liability claims.
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No case is too big or too small for an evaluation. Fox Law welcomes the opportunity to represent you. Call us today for a prompt and free consultation regarding your premises liability case. During your consultation, your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed and evaluated.
If Fox Law accepts your case, it will be handled on a contingency fee, which means you pay nothing out-of-pocket. We carry all of the costs and assume all of the risks when we accept your personal injury claim.
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Where we serve: Center City Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, and Reading Pennsylvania.
We are available to meet with you at our Philadelphia office. We also make house calls when necessary.
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Our Philadelphia office is conveniently located at Two Logan Square in Center City Philadelphia.
Accessible by walking, bus, train or driving. A parking garage is attached to the building.
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We offer free consultations near Northeast Philadelphia by appointment at our conveniently located consultation office in Jenkintown located at 610 Old York Road, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Located in the heart of Jenkintown, adjacent to the SEPTA Noble Train Station and SEPTA bus commuter service stop in front of the building.