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What qualifies as a "dangerous condition" in a Pennsylvania slip and fall accident?


A: For a Pennsylvania slip and fall accident, a dangerous condition is considered to be a condition in which someone else's property presents a hazard, with the potential to lead to injuries. To learn if you have a claim that is worth pursuing, you should speak immediately with a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer.

Some examples of dangerous conditions: 

  • snow-covered ground;
  • ice;
  • standing water; and
  • uneven pavement are just a few examples. 

Despite some of these types of hazardous conditions, it doesn't automatically mean the property owner can be held liable. For instance, if an ice storm occurred just 15 minutes before you had a slip and fall, there may not have been enough time to be notified of the icy conditions.

However, if the ice had formed a couple of hours earlier and someone made the property owner aware of the danger whille he or she failed to do something about it, then the owner could potentially be held liable.

Liability for dangerous conditions will usually depend on whether the property owner had enough notice of the condition to fix it
or if there was an opportunity available in which warnings could have been given.

Other scenarios in which liability may be assigned to the property owner include if the dangerous condition was created by the owner or an employee or if the owner should have reasonably known of the condition and failed to repair or remove it.

This type of claim can be a challenge to prove. So if you were seriously injured in a Pennsylvania slip and fall accident, it would be in your best interest to seek legal counsel from a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer.

Help After Being Injured in a Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Accident

If you have been severely injured by a dangerous condition in Pennsylvania, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by someone else'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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