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Common Factors in a Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Claim (Part B)

An important factor when deciding whether or not to make a Pennsylvania slip and fall claim is proving that the owner's negligence is what caused your accident. Go over the details of your accident with a slip and fall firm in Philadelphia to determine if the owner may be held legally responsible for your injuries.

Understanding Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident

In order to pursue a Pennsylvania slip and fall claim and hold a property owner responsible for your injuries, you and your lawyer must be able to prove that the owner was responsible for and negligent of your care.

You must be able to prove the following:

  • you sustained actual injuries;
  • the owner had a duty to a specific standard of conduct;
  • the owner neglected his or her duty; and
  • negligence is what actually caused your accident. 

Say, for example, you slipped and fell on the floor of a retail store due to broken handrails on a stairway. After discussing your case with a slip and fall firm in Philadelphia, you might be able to show that you sustained injuries because of the broken handrails that the owner neglected to fix.

The law is somewhat tricky when it comes to proving whether or not the business or landowner had actual knowledge of the dangerous condition. Determining if the owner knew or should've known about the condition isn't exactly a cut-and-dried procedure.

That's why it's a good idea to contact an attorney that has experience with slip and fall injuries. Your lawyer can review your case and let you know if you may have a valid claim.

Help After a Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Accident

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 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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