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Slip and Fall Accidents in Pennsylvania (Part B)

Common Causes of a Slip and Fall Accident in Pennsylvania

Some of the dangerous conditions that can lead to a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania include the following:

  • spilled liquids or food in a store;
  • merchandise that may have fallen from a store shelf;
  • snow or ice covering a sidewalk or parking lot at an office building or storefront;
  • rugs with upturned edges or worn spots;
  • stairs cluttered with debris or lacking a handrail; and
  • a wet floor that was recently cleaned, with no warning signs posted. 

A slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania could also occur on elevators or escalators, on a newly waxed floor or in an area with insufficient lighting.

Some slip and fall accidents happen simply because some people are careless or clumsy, so if the property owner is not negligent, you will not be able to recover damages. For example, if you tripped on a curb because you were busy reading or sending text messages, you cannot sue the property owner for damages. 

Liable Parties in a Slip and Fall Accident in Pennsylvania

In some slip and fall cases, more than one party might be responsible for your accident.
You might be able to file a claim against the property owner as well as any tenants who were responsible for the property's day-to-day operations.

In the event that a third party was contracted to maintain the space where your slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania occurred, they might be liable for your injuries. In some slip and fall claims, the tenant and landlord, such as a store owner and the owner of the building in which the store is located, could be liable for any dangerous conditions that cause a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania.

Although slip and fall accidents are common, they can be very complex and difficult to prove, which is why it's always a good idea to get the advice of a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer before you decide to file a claim.

Help After a Slip and Fall Accident in Pennsylvania

If you have been severely injured in a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania, 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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