Whether it is an Assault or an attack occurring in Bethlehem, Pa and/or injury occurring in Bethlehem, Pa an injured individual may claim another individual was negligent in rendering services to protect others. Often times in Bethlehem injury cases the injured party may bring a claim for Negligence along with a claim for Negligent undertaking. This is something you may want to consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Bethlehem, Pa. about.
The Pennsylvania Civil Jury Instructions set forth that “A person who provides services to protect people or their property must act in a reasonably careful manner, even if they provide the services without pay.” This instruction stems from Restatement (Second) of torts, §323 which allows liability for negligence for the failure to render the services offered if it can be shown that the negligence of the party that failed to render if that failure increased the risk of the harm that was suffered. This duty can also be enforced against a landlord for failure to protect their tenants. Feld v. Merriam, 485 A.2d 742 (Pa. 1984).
If you were assaulted or attacked in the Lehigh Valley or if you are the owner of a property where someone was assaulted and attacked and you have questions about whether you are liable for an injury in Bethlehem, Pa. or have questions regarding an Allentown injury please contact a Personal Injury Lawyers in Bethlehem, Pa at The Law Offices of Edward J.McKarski for a free consultation.