Premises liability includes unsafe stairwells, elevators, escalators, floors, sidewalks, and parking lots, which can cause serious personal injury. Premises liability matters involve claims against property owners, managers, contractors, government entities, and builders for either creating a hazardous condition or for failing to fix a hazard before an accident occurs.
The experienced Philadelphia premises liability lawyers at Messa & Associates litigate these cases by investigating the accident site, evaluating building and other relevant codes, and consulting with the experts, experienced architects, engineers, or builders. We have had much success in obtaining substantial settlements and awards. These are just some examples:
- Gustafsson v. Trigen-Philadelphia Energy Corp.
$85 million jury verdict for a University of Pennsylvania medical student who fractured his back after falling through an open man hole cover in Center City Philadelphia. This is the largest premises liability verdict in Pennsylvania history.
$1.2 million recovery for 81-Year Old Woman with brain injury resulting from an accident at Philadelphia International Airport.
- Weidinger v. Yager-Krol
$1.075 million partial settlement involving shopping center’s negligence in Plymouth Meeting, PA causing a motor vehicle accident.
Because hazards are often removed or repaired by those responsible after the accident resulting in personal injury, it is important to contact a Philadelphia premises liability lawyer immediately to obtain the professional guidance of an attorney who practices in your community