If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident that occurred on a public sidewalk, a business owner or homeowner typically will not be responsible for your injuries. But if a business owner and their customers exclusively use the sidewalk, some courts might hold the business owner liable for your slip and fall injuries.
Generally, if you suffer serious injuries in a slip and fall accident on public property, such as a government-owned sidewalk, you would face special rules and tight deadlines when filing a personal injury claim.
First, you would have to file a "notice of claim" within a very short time of your outdoor slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania. If you miss the deadline, you could lose out on any compensation. The purpose of the notice of claim is to let the government know that you were injured in a slip and fall accident and to give them a chance to respond.
Your notice of claim will typically be denied, which is very common. At this point, you will be able to move forward with your slip and fall claim against the government.
Bringing a slip and fall accident claim against the government can be very complex and time-consuming with different requirements and deadlines than a typical injury claim. You can get the help of a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer to make sure that you meet all deadlines and properly fill out all forms.
Help After a Slip and Fall Accident in Pennsylvania
If you have been severely injured in a Pennsylvania 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 slip and fall 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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