A: Yes, under Pennsylvania sidewalk accident liability laws, property owners can be held liable for negligence in causing a trip and fall or slip and fall sidewalk accident. For example, a property owner could be held liable for failing to repair a piece of broken sidewalk concrete which causes a pedestrian to trip and fall. However, in order to be held liable, the property owner must have acted negligently (i.e., knowing about the broken concrete for weeks or months prior to when the accident occurred).
In addition, under Pennsylvania government liability law, the local municipality or township where the accident occurred may be secondarily liable for the sidewalk. This means that both the property owner and the local government could be held liable for a sidewalk accident. However, you should speak to a knowledgeable Pennsylvania sidewalk accident lawyer immediately to discuss your case and your next steps. Read some tips to follow after a sidewalk accident in Pennsylvania.
Related Pennsylvania Sidewalk Accident Legal Articles:
- Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Law – Liability of Stores & Businesses
- Pennsylvania Sidewalk Accident Law – Defendants in a Sidewalk Accident Lawsuit
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