Pennsylvania and New Jersey Accident-Injury Law Library (Premises Liability)
Premises liability is a legal term referring to a wide range of accident and injury cases which include trip/slip and fall accidents, alcohol related accidents, hotel accidents and negligent security crime cases.
Under the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, businesses can be held liable for negligence which leads to an accident or injury. The same holds true for residential homeowners in fall accident cases, i.e., where a guest trips and falls or slips and falls on the property.
The following articles, frequently asked questions, blogposts and news articles are for information only. Prior to making any decisions about your case, it is vital to contact an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer.
Premises Liability & Accident Legal Articles
- I tripped over a broken sidewalk in Philadelphia. Can I sue the homeowner? (July 6, 2017) I tripped over a broken sidewalk in Philadelphia. Can I sue the homeowner? In order to succeed, there must be evidence of the defect and evidence that the owner knew about the defect or should have known about it under the circumstances.
- I tripped on an uneven step on my way to work in Philadelphia, PA, and I fell down the entire stairs and broke my leg. Is the property owner liable for my accident? (June 12, 2017) Legal info about fall accidents on steps and stairs in Pennsylvania. Learn about negligence claims and how comparative negligence legal principles come into play.
- Injured in a Fall Accident in Philadelphia? Get Compensated by the Property Owner (June 8, 2017) Fall accidents are one of the more common types of injury accidents in Philadelphia. Whether it’s a slip and fall or a trip and fall, residents of Philadelphia are often injured on sidewalks, stairs and walkways. These types of accidents often happen at grocery stores, shopping plazas and even private homes. Individuals injured in fall accidents ...
- Pennsylvania Government Liability for Injuries Law Update 2016: Student Allowed to Sue School for Trip & Fall Accident? (November 29, 2016) Under Pennsylvania law, is the government liable for a fall accident? Our injury lawyers discuss a recent court case in favor of a student injured at gym class in a Philadelphia elementary school, when the student tripped during a race and hit a concrete wall.
- Nightclub or Bar Liability for Alcohol Related Fights in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (October 26, 2016) Get legal info about Pennsylvania, New Jersey law on club or bar liability for alcohol related fights and assaults. What are dram shop laws and how do they apply? Are there other types of negligence claims?
Premises Liability & Accident Frequently Asked Questions
- I was injured in a sports gym center in Philadelphia, and I signed a waiver of liability. Do I have any legal rights? (February 3, 2017) How do Pennsylvania courts treat waivers of liability? If you’ve been injured and signed a waiver of liability, will it bar your legal claims. In this article, injury lawyer Paul Bucci discusses PA law and some critical factors in these cases.
- Where Should You File a Philadelphia Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit? (July 22, 2016) Where should you file a Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawsuit you do not live in Philadelphia? Can you file in your home state? Get answer here.
- Can You Sue a PA Restaurant After a Slip and Fall Accident? (March 1, 2016) Under Pennsylvania laws, injured customers have a legal right to seek compensation for injuries caused by a restaurant’s negligence.
- Can You Sue After a Parking Lot Fall Accident in Philadelphia Due to Snow or Ice? (February 22, 2016) What are your rights if you fall on snow/ice in the parking lot in front of your apartment building? A Philadelphia, PA slip and fall accident lawyer answers this question.
- Philadelphia Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Answers Top Slip and Fall Question – Can I Sue After a Fall Accident? (January 27, 2016) One of the top questions Philadelphia slip and fall accident victims often ask is, “Can I sue?” Paul Bucci, an experienced injury lawyer, answers this question.
Premises Liability & Accident Blogposts
- The Link Between Drunk Driving and the Super Bowl – By a Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer (February 4, 2016) Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most watched programs during the year. Unfortunately, it is also linked with an increased number of car accidents due to drunk driving. Our Phila. car accident lawyer discusses how you can avoid a drunk driving accident this Sunday.
- Pennsylvania Man Charged with Supplying Alcohol for Teenage Party in Montco (April 24, 2014) Earlier this month, a Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania man was charged with over 100 counts related to supplying alcohol for his daughter’s birthday party. Lafayette Hill is a suburb of Philadelphia. He has been charged with: 1 count of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, 43 counts of Corruption of Minors, and 61 counts of Selling/Furnishing Liquor to a Minor. The party ...
- Privatization of Pennsylvania Liquor Stores – Liability for Negligence (May 13, 2013) Liquor stores in Pennsylvania may soon be private. Early this year, Pennsylvania’s governor, Tom Corbett, proposed a new law that would take liquor sales out of the state’s hands. This means hard alcohol and beer could be available in Pennsylvania grocery stores, gas stations, and all kinds of other private stores. Critics of the proposed legislation ...
- Slip & Fall Accidents Due to Debris on the Floor (April 13, 2013) It’s an embarrassing situation, you go into a store to buy a few items and you leave on a stretcher. Bringing a lawsuit is the furthest thing from your mind. You’re more embarrassed than anything. After you get to the hospital, you discover that the injury is severe, you’ve broken a bone and require surgery and ...
- Bar & Restaurant Liability for Serving Alcohol – “Visibly Intoxicated” (March 27, 2013) In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, bars and restaurants can be held liable when a bartender or waiter serves alcohol to someone who is already visibly intoxicated. For instance, let’s say a bartender serves shot after shot to a customer who then gets into a car and causes an accident. The person who is injured in ...
Premises Liability & Accident Latest News
- NJ Bar Loses Liquor License After Underage Customers’ Fatal DUI Crash (August 20, 2013) Last week, the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control revoked the liquor license of a bar in Vineland, NJ after two underage men were killed in a drunk driving crash. That bar, Kashmir, is a “gentlemen’s club” or bar where women in bikinis dance on stage. The license revocation comes after two underage men were reportedly ...
- South Jersey Bar’s License Suspended Amid Allegations of Underage Drinking (January 3, 2013) According to an online news report, a bar in National Park, New Jersey, had its liquor license suspended after an investigation revealed that a teen girl, employed as a stripper, had been served alcohol. When New Jersey alcohol investigators went to the bar, they found the teen being served various mixed drinks. In addition, the owner ...
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