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You can sustain an injury anywhere. In fact, mundane tasks like going to school, work, or the grocery store can result in serious injury. If this occurs, you may be able to take legal action under Pennsylvania’s premises liability law. Read on to learn more.

Most Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents?

An accident can occur in any number of different ways. The majority of premises liabilities are due to:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dangerous conditions
  • Defective security
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Inadequate lighting

Fulfilling the Burden of Proof

In Pennsylvania, property owners have a legal responsibility to keep the premises maintained at all times. Failing to do so can result in serious injuries. If you are injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. An injury can have a major impact physically, mentally, and financially, and you may deserve compensation for things like lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof of negligence. You can do this by:

  • Calling 911
    •  The police can send an ambulance and file an accident report.
  • Documenting the scene
    • If possible, take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur.
  • Obtaining witness contacts
    • If anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to provide important witness testimony.
  • Seeking medical attention
    • This will ensure that your injuries are properly treated while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

If you wish to pursue legal action, you will have to do so within a certain amount of time. This is due to the statute of limitations. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm to ensure this does not happen. We are here to advocate for you and walk you through the process every step of the way.


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.