Ronald David Ashby & Associates, P.C. 210 West Baltimore Avenue Media, PA 19063-3701 610.565.2200
Ronald David Ashby & Associates, P.C.210 West Baltimore Avenue  Media, PA

Premise Liability

The most common type of premise liability is referred to as a "Slip and Fall" action. This would be so whether someone fell on your property or you fell on someone’s else property. Any type of incident that happens on the real property will be covered by this section of "Torts."


At the Scene:

1.   Try to determine as soon as is possible what caused the incident;
2.   Determine the condition of the property or land in and about the area of the incident;
3.   Witnesses - Locate and identify any and all witnesses to the incident, get the full name, address and telephone number of all

      witnesses and a statement from the witness even if it is not beneficial;
4.   Try to determine who is the legal owner of the real property;
5.   Determine if there is a renter (tenant) on the property;
6.   Determine who has control of the real property in general and more important who has control over the area where the incident happened.




1.   If you believe you have been injured or if you have pain, immediately see a doctor or take yourself to the emergency room at a

      local hospital;
2    You must comply with all instructions given to you by a physician and/or medical provider;
3    You must take all prescription medication as prescribed or it may not give you the benefit as was anticipated;
4.   You must do rehabilitation as prescribed both in regards to the amount and the number of times.



Keeping Records:

1. You should obtain a hard cover sewn copybook and keep the following information in the book:

a.   How you feel on a daily basis;
b.   How often you are taking medication on a daily basis;
c.   The date, time and what occurred at your doctor’s visit;
d.   Date, time and what occurred at your physical therapy visits;
e.   A level of pain based on a 1 to 10 scale;
f.    Any and all limitations of your social or married or domestic life which have occurred because of the injuries and what

      you did as a result of those limitations;

g.   Record all costs that you incur as a result of the injury.




Try to obtain any and all insurance information you can from the owner and possessor of the property.