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Pennsylvania Premises Liability Injuries

May 15, 2013 General

Handling Inadequate Lighting and Inadequate Security Claims since 1980

Residential and commercial landlords’ responsibilities extend to installing and maintaining smoke detectors, keeping walkways even and clear of snow and ice, and ensuring that handrails and other safety features are in place. But did you know that landlords can be held legally responsible for injuries caused by the lack of:

  • Adequate lighting?
  • Adequate security?

When stairwells, doorways and hallways have inadequate lighting, dangerous conditions can exist. And, likewise, dangerous conditions can arise when:

  • Security personnel are poorly trained, don’t respond or are absent at key moments
  • Security devices like gates and cameras don’t function properly
  • Reports of crimes are ignored and the resultant lack of security precautions leads to injuries and death

If you or a loved one were injured in a premises liability accident in Pennsylvania, contact the attorneys of Barnard, Mezzanotte, Pinnie, Seelaus & Kraft LLP. Each lawyer on our attorney team has more than 20 years of experience and is a seasoned litigator.

We can investigate the accident scene, work to determine whether the landlord or property manager had prior notice of the dangerous condition, and gather and preserve the evidence needed to prove negligence. We can also work with you and your medical providers to demonstrate the full extent of your injuries and negotiate and litigate for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, future diminished earning capacity and other possible losses.

When you’re injured due to another’s negligence, it’s important to obtain qualified legal assistance. To contact Barnard, Mezzanotte, Pinnie, Seelaus & Kraft LLP to schedule a free initial consultation, call 610-565-4055 or 302-594-4535.