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3 Forms of Negligence for a Slip and Fall Claim in Pennsylvania


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9/2/2011
Daniel J. O'Brien
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It's very important that you don't admit fault in a slip and fall claim in Pennsylvania; otherwise, your claim may be denied outright. If you're unsure of how your accident occurred, you should schedule a consultation with a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer.

Although many slip and fall accidents can be attributed to spilled debris or cluttered stairs, many accidents are the result of a property owner failing to repair or warn of dangerous conditions on their premises.

3 Examples of Negligence to File a Slip and Fall Claim in Pennsylvania
 

  • Unstable handrails - If the handrail on a staircase is so old and unstable that it breaks away from the wall and causes you to lose your balance and slip and fall, the property owner can be held accountable. 
  • Wet surfaces - If you slip on a newly mopped grocery store floor because there were no signs posted to warn of the wet surface, you may not be at fault for your injuries. The property owner should've provided sufficient warning signs. 
  • Failure to warn - If your neighbor knows about loose floorboards but fails to warn you of the danger during a dinner party, he or she may be at fault if you trip and break a leg. 

A Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer can help you gather the necessary evidence to prove negligence in your slip and fall claim in Pennsylvania. To protect your case, speak with a lawyer before you speak with any insurance company representatives. 

Help With a Slip and Fall Claim in Pennsylvania

If you have been severely injured in a Philadelphia slip and fall accident, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.



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