Do I Have to File a Lawsuit Against My Friend if I am Injured on His Property in PA?

Do I Have to File a Lawsuit Against My Friend if I am Injured on His Property in PA?

If your friend or relative recently invited you over for dinner, or for a pool party, or even just to hang outside, and after a while, you slipped and fell or were otherwise injured due to a safety hazard that simply should not have been there, there is a very good chance you may require financial compensation to heal. However, you don’t want to sue your friend, but you still feel as though you should not have to be the one that pays for the compensation you need. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about premises liability claims and how we can help you through this seemingly sticky situation.

I don’t want to sue my friend after being injured. What should I do?

Most people in this situation do not want to sue their friend, even though their friend is technically responsible for their injuries. Fortunately, in most cases, the truth is, our firm will not actually sue your friend–we will sue your friend’s insurance company, which means, simply put, you should recover the compensation you deserve, and your friend should not face any financial repercussions for you doing so.

What will I need to do to win a premises liability claim in Pennsylvania?

If you are looking to sue a property owner for an injury, you and your experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney will have to obtain sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. As long as you can prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe condition, failed to fix it timely and that you sustained serious injuries and incurred significant damages as a result, you should qualify for financial compensation.

How long will I have to file a premises liability lawsuit in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania?

If you are injured on another person’s property in Pennsylvania, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. You must be very careful not to ignore the statute of limitations, for if you do, you may be permanently barred from suing. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Pennsylvania is two years, giving you two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. We can get started today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

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We understand that going through the legal system alone can be both confusing and highly stressful. That is why it is our job to help you through every step of the process ahead. For years, we have been helping clients throughout Lancaster County and its surrounding areas through a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury cases, criminal defense matters, family law issues, estate planning law matters, and more. If you need legal assistance, we are here to help. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. 

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