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.

Suggested content:

Pennsylvania & New Jersey Stairway Fall Accident Lawyers

Schwartz & Blackman has been representing the injured and their families for over thirty years in fall accident cases. Our firm offers a free consultation for all Pennsylvania and New Jersey injury and accident victims. Call now and ask for your free consultation. 215.925.4451

Schwartz & Blackman handles fall down accident cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:

  • PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
  • NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities

*This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is important to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case. See the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

© 2017 Schwartz and Blackman
Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street, Fl 28, Philadelphia, PA 19102 | PHONE: (215) 925-4451 | FAX: (215) 574-1200

*DISCLAIMER: This website does not create any attorney-client relationship or provide legal advice. The lawyers at Schwartz and Blackman provide legal advice only after accepting a case. It is imperative that any action taken is done on advice of counsel. Since each case is unique, discussion of prior outcomes and settlements in past cases is no guarantee of a similar outcome in current or future cases. The use of contact forms on this site does not establish any attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through them. The AV rating of Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers and organizations that rate attorneys are not designations that have been approved by the State Supreme Courts or the American Bar Association. The ratings and opinions reflect members of the Bar Association and the Judiciary. PRIVACY POLICY

Web Design and SEO legal website content/attorney website content by LCL Web Solutions, Legal Web Content for Lawyers by Lawyers

Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha