Can a tenant’s guest make a sex abuse claim against a landlord in Pennsylvania?


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In Pennsylvania, a landlord may owe duties to a tenant’s guest. Each case is unique and should be evaluated by a lawyer with experience handling negligence cases against landlords.

In general, landlords have a duty to maintain common-access areas, such as parking lots, hallways, stairways, laundry rooms, etc. Failure to maintain, failure to correct a known defect and failure to provide adequate security are common claims a tenant may make against a landlord.

In cases involving a landlord’s liability for sex abuse which occurs on the premises, liability often attaches for failure to provide adequate security and/or hiring a known abusive employee. Read more about landlord liability for sexual assaults.

In addition to the landlord, other parties may be liable, such as:

  • actual property owner,
  • property management company,
  • security company, and/or
  • parking lot maintenance/management company.

If you had an accident at an apartment complex, call a negligent security & injury lawyer to discuss the facts of your case and determine the viability of a civil lawsuit.

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