A: Yes, depending on the circumstances, it is possible for a landlord to be held liable for a slip and fall accident on the premises. Tenants, guests of tenants and others on the property such as a utility worker, may all be able to make claims against the landlord or property owner. Click here to read more about landlord negligence and liability in Pennsylvania.
The key to a successful slip and fall case against a landlord is proving that the landlord was negligent. Simply slipping and falling, in and of itself, does not prove that a landlord was negligent.
Under Pennsylvania law, landlords can be held liable for negligence in maintaining a walkway, such as a sidewalk, or for snow and ice accumulation. In slip and fall cases involving landlord liability, one of the most common issues is failure to maintain a common area, such as a sidewalk or parking lot. For example, a tenant’s guest could have a case against a landlord for failing to maintain a parking lot, when the guest trips and falls due to a large pothole in the parking lot asphalt.
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