Slip & Fall

An Overview Of Premises Liability Law In Pennsylvania


Every year thousands of people are injured in falls at public places such as shopping malls and parking lots as well as at private residences. The question that premises liability law seeks to answer is: Who is responsible? If the victim’s own carelessness caused the fall, the victim must bear the cost, but if the landlord exposed an unsuspecting visitor to a hidden hazard, the landlord must pay compensation.

Generally speaking, a landlord has a duty to make premises reasonably safe for visitors. This duty extends to hidden hazards, which a landlord must act reasonably to discover and remedy. Questions that often arise include:

  • Was the hazard hidden or open and obvious?
  • Did the landlord act reasonably to warn of the hazard or remove it?
  • Did the landlord have enough time after the creation of the hazard to learn of it and correct it?
  • Did the victim assume the risk of a hazardous condition?

These are questions of fact that a judge or jury must answer. It’s your personal injury attorney’s job to make sure all pertinent evidence is presented in a manner that supports your interpretation of events.

As your advocate, our mission is to do everything we can to maximize the amount of your recovery. But we are also concerned with giving you peace of mind throughout the process. That’s why we remain accessible to you, returning your calls, texts, and emails promptly, and contacting you immediately when there is progress in your case. While the vast majority of these cases settle, we have had the opportunity to try many of these cases over the years. Finally, there are no upfront fees; you pay us nothing until you recover through a settlement you approve or a jury verdict.

Staunch Defense For Businesses and Homeowners In Media And Vicinity


Our premises liability lawyers have been retained as defense counsel by insurance companies underwriting homes and businesses. We have handled slip and fall claims arising from incidents on various types of private, commercial, and government property.

As your defense counsel, we work with your insurance company to protect your interests. We assemble all available evidence that you acted reasonably under the circumstances, and present your case in a compelling manner.

Contact Us For Plaintiff And Defense Representation


Noel & Bonebrake provides quality representation for plaintiffs and defendants in slip and fall cases in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. To learn how we can put our knowledge and experience to work for you, call us today at 610-892-7700 or fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation.