Sep 102013

There are many potential defendants in a stairway fall accident lawsuit in Pennsylvania. While the facts of each case vary, there are for the most part, two common defendants in a stairway fall accident case:

1. Building Owner

Under Pennsylvania fall accident law, a property owner or building owner has a duty to maintain premises in a reasonable safe condition for customers, visitors, etc. Failure to take care of a known defect and failure to perform reasonable inspections of the property are often the main claims against the owner.

Related Article: Pennsylvania Stairway Fall Accidents – What You Need to Know if You Fell Down Stairs

2. Property Management Company

In many fall accident cases, a building owner may hire a property management company to oversee day to day maintenance of the premises. This is especially common for the following:

  • large commercial landlords,
  • large residential landlords,
  • shopping malls, and
  • shopping centers/plazas.

In less common stairway fall accident cases, other parties may be liable. For instance, in a case where a stairway collapses after structural work, the contractor/construction company may be liable and added as a defendant. In a slip and fall case, a maintenance company may be liable for negligently using a cleaning solution which made the stairs slippery, thus causing the accident.

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