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Man says he suffered injuries after falling on church property

According to one man, his recent experience at a Pennsylvania church was anything but peaceful. His bad experience was the basis of a premises liability lawsuit that he filed against the diocese in which the church was located.

Damages may be obtainable after slip-and-fall accidents

Many personal injury cases stem from car and truck accidents. Given the speed and mass of the average vehicle, this is not surprising. Although car accidents are a steady source of personal injuries in Berks County, another source are so-called slip-and-fall accidents.

Hazardous conditions on property could lead to premises liability

Whenever someone visits the property of another person in Berks County and suffers an injury due to a dangerous condition on the property, the owner or tenant of the property could be liable to the injured party under the law of premises liability. There are often dangerous conditions on people's property. How is liability determined? Must a property owner or tenant eliminate all hazardous conditions to avoid being held liable in a court of law?

Understanding Pennsylvania's statutes of limitation and repose

Most Pennsylvanians understand that lawsuits must be brought by certain deadlines. In most cases, such as automobile accidents, the deadline is provided by the state's statute of limitation. But in cases involving liability for a defect in a building or other improvement to real property, known as premises liability claims, another deadline is imposed by the statute of repose.

How our office helps people with premises liability claims

A previous post on this blog gave an overview of how premises liability works in Pennsylvania. Basically, landowners have an obligation to keep those who come on to their land, whether for business or personal purposes, reasonably safe. When a landowner fails to do so, Berks County residents who get injured as a result have the right to pursue compensation from the landowner.

What's 'premises liability' and how does it work in Pennsylvania?

While residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania, may have heard the term "premises liability" thrown around by attorneys and other people involved in the legal or insurance professions, they may not realize what exactly the term covers.

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