Property and Home Owner Liability

Premises Liability • Slip and Fall •Tripping Hazards •Snow and Ice • Unsafe Sidewalks •Unsafe Parking Lots • Unsafe Streets • Potholes • Building Code Violations • Fire Alarm Code Violations • Life Safety Code Violations • Negligent Security • Fire and Explosion • Unsafe Steps • Unsafe Stairwells • Missing or Broken Handrails • dDog Bites

Your Pennsylvania and New Jersey Premises Liability Lawyer

The term, "premises liability" refers to a wide range of claims associated with the negligent design, construction, repair, operation or maintenance of property.

The Swain Law Firm represents people who have been injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey as a result of a slip and fall, a trip and fall, wet or slippery conditions, uneven or deteriorated sidewalks, driveways, parking lots or road surfaces, tripping hazards found on stairs, defective or missing handrails, improper lighting, falling store merchandise, negligent store security, negligent smoke or fire protection, as well as other hazards that may exist at hotels, shopping centers, garages, supermarkets, office buildings, schools, recreational facilities and parks, apartment houses and amusement parks.

In general, business and property owners are legally obliged to maintain their property in a safe manner, to inspect their property to learn of dangerous conditions, and to warn their guests of these dangers if a repair or improvement has not yet been completed.

One in possession of land is required to remove ice and snow which has accumulated on the public sidewalks abutting his property within a reasonable time after he is on notice that a dangerous condition exists.

The Swain Law Firm has litigated claims against property owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, landlords and management companies.

Property defect claims filed against public entities must be timely filed. For example, in New Jersey, an injured party only has 90 days to notify the appropriate authorities of an accident caused by a defect. Thereafter, a trial court needs to approve the late filing of the claim. In most cases, a claim first submitted more than one year after the accident will be barred. This is an exception to the general rule that you have two years to commence a lawsuit for personal injury claims in New Jersey.

If you have been injured, Contact us to schedule an appointment in one of our Pennsylvania or New Jersey offices.

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