For Us, It's Personal

When people are injured at commercial and residential properties that are not in a reasonably safe condition, the owner may be liable for damages.

Premises Liability (Slip and Fall)

Aversa & Linn represents clients in a wide range of premises liability cases arising from injuries that occur in retail stores, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and other commercial properties. We also handle injury claims that occur in and around apartments, rental houses and private residences.

Our premises cases include “slip and fall” and “trip and fall” claims involving poorly maintained pavement, sidewalks, steps, railings and floors. We also have extensive experience in complex premises litigation involving falling merchandise, malfunctioning or poorly-designed equipment, tainted food and negligent security and supervision.

Our attorneys represent clients in cases arising in many circumstances, including those involving:

  • Slippery, wet, waxed and uneven floors
  • Icy and uneven walking surfaces
  • Unpatrolled parking lots
  • Unmarked changes in elevation
  • Unmarked hazardous conditions
  • Malfunctioning elevators and escalators
  • Dog bites
  • Unsafe playgrounds and swimming pools
  • Poorly-maintained apartments and homes
  • Intoxicated customers causing harm to others

See our Dram Shop Negligence page for more information about our practice involving injuries caused by facilities serving alcohol.

For information about injuries occurring on the job, see our practice pages about Workers’ Compensation, Workplace Accidents and Construction Accidents.

Property owners are required to maintain safe premises to protect all members of the community from the risk of harm. When your safety is disregarded and you or your family members are injured, we will fight for you.

We know that accidents can be disruptive and life-changing. Our attorneys and staff are ready to assist you as you recover from your pain and suffering, monetary losses and medical expenses.

We will work to maximize your recovery by pursuing all other parties that may be liable for your injuries. In addition to the owners of the property, others may be at fault, including:

  • Property managers and maintenance companies
  • Providers of janitorial, landscaping and paving services
  • Contractors working on the property
  • Manufacturers of dangerous or defective building materials and other products
  • Governmental entities responsible for public facilities

Our team will analyze and develop a strategic plan that is specific to your case to keep it moving forward and get you results as quickly as possible. We will be in constant communication with you throughout the development of your case and always provide access to our team of attorneys and case managers. This high attention to detail and constant flow of information allows us to maximize your recovery.

If you have been injured — or a family member has been injured or killed — because of someone’s negligence at a commercial, residential or public property we can help. Contact us at 215-751-1717.

Parking Lot Pothole

$725,000 jury verdict in US District Court for Middle District of Pennsylvania for a truck driver in claim against truck stop chain arising from client’s fall into a parking lot pothole necessitating shoulder and knee surgeries.

Broken Concrete

Six-figure settlement obtained for Philadelphia resident for trip and fall on broken concrete outside of a bank.

Icy Airport Ramp

Six-figure private arbitration award for airline employee in claim against City of Philadelphia’s snow removal contractor for slip and fall on icy ramp at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Broken Pipe Cover

Substantial six-figure settlement achieved for Philadelphia resident for trip and fall on broken pipe cover on sidewalk outside of a private residence.

Rental Car Lot Accident

Million-dollar settlement for security guard injured while working at a rental car lot in Philadelphia due to a tow truck driver improperly unloading a vehicle.

Apartment Appliance Accident

Substantial six-figure settlement for Philadelphia resident in claim against landlord and property management company for improperly installing an oven that tipped over and caused severe burn injuries.

Roller Rink Injuries

Substantial six-figure settlement obtained for seven-year old Philadelphia resident seriously injured while roller skating due to the rink operator’s failure to properly supervise skaters.

Assault by Property Owner

Six-figure judgment for Philadelphia resident in claim for damages against a property owner following an assault by the property owner that left him with a broken jaw.

Fall on Restaurant Stairs

Six-figure settlement reached for food delivery truck driver in claim against a Philadelphia restaurant for injuries suffered in fall on improperly maintained stairs.

Injury from Construction Barricade

Substantial six-figure settlement obtained for woman seriously injured because of the negligent design of construction barricade.