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Why choose ross feller casey?

  • More than $3 Billion in Recoveries in Personal Injury Cases
  • No law firm has recovered more on behalf of injured Pennsylvania children over 5 years
  • Team of Leading Doctor-Lawyers on Staff
  • Among the nation’s top plaintiffs firms – The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • More than 75 $10-Million-plus Verdicts & Settlements
  • National Reputation for Record Results
  • “A firm that keeps setting new records” – Harvard Law School

Ross Feller Casey is widely regarded as the premier catastrophic injury law firm in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In the past five years alone, the firm has recovered over $1 billion for its individual clients, including numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries in premises liability lawsuits.

In fact, founding partner Matt Casey won the largest premises liability verdict ever in Pennsylvania. The case involved a 30-year-old medical student who injured his spinal cord when he fell through an open manhole in Philadelphia. The astonishing $85 million verdict won by Casey went on to become the largest personal injury verdict in the U.S. that year.

Founding partner Robert Ross was co-counsel on one of the best-known Philadelphia premises liability lawsuits, Hall v. SEPTA. In the case, the jury awarded $51 million to 4-year-old Shareif Hall, who had his foot torn off by a step that malfunctioned on a SEPTA escalator.

Ross and Casey were victorious in another noteworthy Philadelphia premises liability lawsuit, The Pier 34 case. In that case, property owners ignored warnings that the pier holding up their nightclub was unsafe and might collapse. A collapse resulted in the death of three women and injuries to dozens of other people. The case was settled for $29.6 million.

Founding partner Joel Feller, a preeminent Philadelphia premises liability lawyer, obtained a $5.5 million settlement for the family of a 15-year-old boy who drowned in a hotel swimming pool. In the Pennsylvania premises liability claim, Feller proved that the hotel’s policy of having one lifeguard observe the pool and perform other tasks was dangerous.

It is one of numerous multimillion-dollar swimming accident and drowning lawsuits successfully litigated by Ross Feller Casey attorneys.

What Are The Different Types Of Premises Liability Claims?

There are many different types of personal injury lawsuits that fall into the category of a premises liability case. Some of them include:

  • Ice and snow accidents
  • Defective or dangerous conditions on the premises
  • Insufficient maintenance of the property
  • Escalator and elevator accidents
  • Inadequate premises security that results in assault or injury
  • Insufficient lighting that results in an injury
  • Fires
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Flooding or water leaks
  • Toxic chemicals or fumes
  • Defective furniture
  • Dangerous pets

As you can see, there are many different ways that someone can be injured in a home or at a business. Because property owners must provide a safe environment for visitors, they have to repair or resolve potential hazards or post warnings until those issues can be resolved. A failure to do that, with a resulting injury, may mean that the owner was negligent, and the injured person may be entitled to compensation for damages or expenses due to medical bills.

So-called slip and fall lawsuits in Philadelphia also come under the heading of premises liability cases. These cases often occur when a sidewalk isn’t property cleared of snow or ice, or when a grocery store doesn’t clean up a spill promptly. Slip and fall accidents often lead to serious and sometimes permanent medical conditions. The Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers at Ross Feller Casey have successfully litigated numerous million-dollar-plus cases for injured clients to help with medical bills.

Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe premises. When they don’t, and injuries occur due to hazardous conditions, lack of security, or neglected maintenance, they may be held liable.

But simply because you sustained an injury on someone’s property doesn’t necessarily mean that the owner was negligent. To successfully litigate a premises liability lawsuit, you will need to show that the property owner knew or should have known that the land or building was unsafe and that they failed to take appropriate steps to remedy the situation.

That’s why finding the right premises liability attorney to represent you is so important.

Ross Feller Casey also handles cases involving children who were seriously injured when furniture, TVs, or appliances tip over. Nearly 22,000 children are rushed to U.S. emergency rooms each year as a result of these easily preventable tip-over accidents.

Premises Liability Claim vs. Workers’ Compensation – What Is The Difference?

Premises liability claims occur when you are injured due to some hazardous or defective condition at someone’s home or business. Premises liability cases rely on proving that negligence of some sort caused the accident and injury. Property owners must ensure that the people who come onto their properties are safe. If it is found that a property owner, residential or business, failed to use adequate care related to the property, and you get hurt as a result, you may be able to file a premises liability claim against the property owner.

A worker’s compensation case occurs when an employee is injured in the workplace. Your employer is required to carry an insurance plan that covers workplace injuries and occupational diseases. Injuries that are covered must occur when an employee is at work, a work-related function, or doing something on behalf of the employer. Unlike premises liability claims, a workers’ compensation claim doesn’t require proof of negligence. In fact, fault and negligence don’t matter at all in a workers’ compensation case.

Is Premises Liability Considered Negligence?

Premises liability is a term used to describe a personal injury case in which a person’s injury was caused by unsafe or defective conditions at someone else’s home or business. Premises liability cases, like most personal injury cases, are nearly always based on proving negligence (dog bites are one exception). If you are injured on someone else’s property, in order to be entitled to compensation, premises liability law requires proving that the owner of the property failed to use reasonable care regarding the safety of their property. Further, you will have to show that the owner knew or should have known that the unsafe condition existed and that they didn’t take the necessary action to resolve the condition.

Why Choose One of Ross Feller Casey's Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyers?

If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of hazardous conditions, lack of security, or neglected maintenance by property owners, one of our Philadelphia premises liability attorneys can assist you in determining if you have a case. Ross Feller Casey offers a free case evaluation to discuss your concerns.

Ross Feller Casey handles all its cases, including premises liability lawsuits, on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay a thing unless there is a financial recovery in your case.

You may still be able to investigate a potential claim even if the injury occurred some time ago, but you should act now because your time may be running out.

Please call or contact our office to arrange a free consultation with a Philadelphia premises liability attorney today.