I am in Pennsylvania. I recently moved into apartment community - our apartment is on the 2nd floor. Last Friday evening, I was going out for dinner and fell down the stairs heading to the ground floor. The stairway was very dark and I missed some steps. The light on that stairway was not working whereas lights were working on neighbouring stairs.
I had a badly twisted right ankle which became swollen and bruised.
I had my wife call the apartment management to tell them what had happened and that the light for the stairway was not working.
It is now 4 days after my fall and the dark stairway remains dark ad the light not fixed. The apartment managers have notified their insurance carrier.What are my rights and what action can I take?
4 Answers from Attorneys
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You have a good case. Take some pics of the stairwell right away for proof. Call me right away on my cell now at 2152668544
Premises liability cases do not lend to the same "simple answers" as auto accident cases.
There are several questions to ask you but it sounds as though a significant portion of liability falls on the landlord. Consequently, you may have a case.
Assuming you are hurt, have you begun medical treatment? Do you have insurance to cover the costs? If not, the landlords insurance may have a medical payment provision. Please feel free to contact our office so we can discuss the matter at further length. 215 735 4800.
I would be happy to discuss matter with you.
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