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Common Slip and Fall Injuries in Pennsylvania (Part A)

A slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania is no laughing matter. It can lead to debilitating injuries and extensive recuperation. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania on someone else's property, you should consult with a Philadelphia slip and fall attorney to determine who should be held accountable.

Conditions Behind a Slip and Fall Accident in Pennsylvania

A slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania can occur just about anywhere.

Some conditions that can lead to such an accident include:

  • unnatural ice patches (could be the result of a clogged drain);
  • wet floors;
  • spills;
  • pot holes;
  • raised manhole covers;
  • torn carpeting;
  • debris stuck in carpeting;
  • cluttered stairs;
  • faulty lighting;
  • malfunctioning elevators; and
  • malfunctioning escalators.


It doesn't matter if your slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania occurred in a parking lot, a public bathroom or a shopping mall. A Philadelphia slip and fall attorney might be able to help you recover damages against the party responsible for that property's upkeep and maintenance.

Common Injuries in a Slip and Fall Accident in Pennsylvania

Although a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania could lead to a small bruise or a scrape, there are other injuries that could permanently change your life.
For example, a serious slip and fall could result in a broken hip, head trauma or a spinal cord injury.

With the help of a Philadelphia slip and fall attorney, you might be able to recover compensation for changes in your quality of life, in addition to your medical expenses.

Common serious injuries caused by a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania include:

  • spinal cord trauma (which could lead to paralysis);
  • traumatic brain injury;
  • broken bones, including hip fractures (which are common among the elderly);
  • facial injuries;
  • herniated discs;
  • inflamed tendons;
  • neck injuries;
  • disfigurement (in the form of scars);
  • sprains; and
  • torn ligaments.


The elderly and people with certain health problems are especially susceptible to serious injuries in a slip and fall accident. An experienced Philadelphia slip and fall attorney can explain your legal options and, if appropriate, help you file a claim for damages.

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