As a Philadelphia, PA and New Jersey personal injury lawyer, I often help individuals who trip and fall in public places, such as restaurants, parking lots and supermarkets.
Many of my clients have fallen and tripped over potholes in the parking lot of supermarkets or restaurants. On more than one occasion, my clients have told me at our initial meeting that they didn't think they can sue the establishment just because they fell. They didn't know that the restaurant or supermarket had a duty to fix the pothole in the parking lot.
Well, there is a duty, especially because the restaurant or supermarket is open to the public for customers to eat at the restaurant or shop at the supermarket. These establishments need to protect their patrons and customers from unreasonably dangerous conditions such as potholes.
They can do this by regularly inspecting their property for any dangerous conditions. If they find a dangerous condition and cannot fix it right away, they have a duty to warn their customers of the dangerous condition by putting orange cones or warning tape around the pothole so patrons do not fall or trip over it.
If you had a trip and fall accident and sustained serious injuries because of a pothole, you should know your legal rights. You may have already incurred medical bills because of your fall, and you should not have to suffer because of someone else's negligence.
Feel free to contact our experienced Philadelphia, PA trip and fall lawyers at 877.944.8396 to discuss your fall down accident.
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