If you or a loved one has been injured while visiting a home, building or any other types of property, you may be entitled to compensation from the property owner through a Philadelphia premises liability lawsuit.
Property owners are responsible for maintaining premises that are safe. When they don’t and injuries occur as a result of hazardous conditions, lack of security or neglected maintenance, they may be held liable.
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 (read about this case).
Founding partner Matt Casey obtained an astonishing $85 million verdict for a 30-year-old medical student who injured his spinal cord when he fell through an open manhole in Philadelphia. The outcome was the largest personal injury verdict in the U.S. that year, and remains the largest premises liability verdict ever in Pennsylvania (read about this case).
Together, Ross and Casey were victorious in another noteworthy Philadelphia premises liability lawsuit, The Pier 34 case, in which 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 lawsuit, Feller proved that the hotel’s policy of having one lifeguard observe the pool and perform other tasks was dangerous (read about this case).
It is one of numerous multimillion-dollar swimming accident and drowning lawsuits successfully litigated by Ross Feller Casey attorneys. Learn more.
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. Learn more
Potential premises liability accidents are not limited to homes. They can occur at the grocery store, office buildings, amusement and water parks, apartments, airports, hotels and cruise ships, and while simply walking the street. How common are premise liability cases in Pennsylvania?
The causes are numerous as well and often can lead to serious and sometimes tragic consequences. It might be a loose balcony railing that gives way, poor lighting and insufficient security outside a building, or large outside structures that aren’t properly secured and fall.
So-called slip and fall lawsuits in Philadelphia also come under the heading of premises liability actions. 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 in a timely manner. Often, slip and fall accidents 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.
Are you wondering: How do I find a premises liability lawyer near me?
Ross Feller Casey handles cases on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay a thing unless there is a financial recovery in your case.
If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of hazardous conditions, lack of security, or neglected maintenance on a premise, 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.
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 contact our office to arrange a consultation with a premises liability attorney in Philadelphia.