Slip / Trip And Fall Lawyers Philadelphia
Welcome to the website of PhillySlipAndFallGuys.com. We are a law firm, led by Keith Kofsky, located in center city Philadelphia serving clients from all over Philadelphia County with slip, trip and fall matters.
A slip, trip, and fall accident occurs more often than you might think, with several thousand claims made in Philadelphia each year!
Our slip, trip and fall injury lawyers have seen victims suffer from very serious injuries as a result of a fall. These injuries range from fractures to wrongful death.
Typical causes of slip-trip-and-fall accidents are:
- wet floors
- icy and untreated sidewalks
- cracked, broken, raised, and uneven sidewalks or pavements
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Premises Liability Attorneys in Philadelphia
Typically a slip, trip and fall accident will occur on the property of another and that is usually the party to pursue for damages in a lawsuit. Serious injuries will lead to time away from work, medical expenses, and long-term implications on your ability to work. Therefore, it is important to have an experienced slip, trip and fall injury law firm with local Philadelphia legal system experience, to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Our slip, trip and fall lawyers regularly bring cases against the owners of the following premises for slip, trip and fall accidents in Philadelphia:
- Landlords and Property Management Companies
- Homeowners, Food and Department Stores
- Bars, Nightclubs and Banquet Venues
- Health Clubs, Gyms, and Spas
- And many more…
Latest Slip And Fall Updates From Our Attorneys
By Keith Kofsky
June 7, 2017- Two Teachers In South Jersey File Slip And Fall Lawsuits
Two teachers who fell at a South Jersey school are suing the firm responsible for the school’s maintenance for slip and fall accidents they both suffered. The accident happened when one teacher, a Mount Laurel resident, slipped on a wet, slippery substance when she was walking to her classroom. The second teacher subsequently slipped and fell as well while he was responding to the first teacher’s call for help. They are both seeking damages in twin lawsuits due to the severe and permanent damages they say they suffered. Each lawsuit is alleging negligence by Aramark Management Services, stating that the Harrisburg-based contractor did not keep the school “reasonably safe” and “free from harm”.
May 2, 2017- Student Misses Slip-And-Fall Case Filing Deadline
A University of Maine System, in Portland Maine, missed a lawsuit notice deadline. The student had 180 days to file a lawsuit after she suffered injuries in a fall on UMS’ campus. The 180-day notice is required for government entities under Maine’s statute. The case was due to be filed because the student fell in icy conditions outside her USM dormitory and suffered a broken leg and torn ligaments. She later had to have surgery to address the injuries. Read more about the events that led to the 180-day notice deadline here.
April 5, 2017- Wallingford Couple Sues Macy’s For Trip And Fall Accident
A couple from Wallingford sued Macy’s for alleged damages from negligence-related injuries the wife suffered after a trip and fall in the department store. The lawsuit stated that the wife caught her right foot on a hard-crumpled rubber-edged floor mat or rug which was placed at the entrance/exit of the store. This trip and fall on the mat caused the wife to fall forward landing face-first which caused serious, permanent and severe facial injuries and lacerations. The accident happened at the Macy’s in the Springfield Mall in Springfield Township. The couple was seeking over $50, 000 for charges of negligence, but a final settlement agreement was reached with undisclosed settlement terms.
March 16, 2017- Norwegian Cruise Line Passenger Files Slip And Fall Lawsuit
A Michigan woman filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division against NCL (Bahamas) LTD. NCL LTD does business as Norwegian Cruise Line. The woman alleged negligence on board the cruise line following a slip and fall accident where she suffered physical injuries. She is holding the cruise line responsible because they failed to provide warning of the slippery substance that was left on the floor she fell on.
February 3, 2017- Medical Worker’s Icy Slip And Fall Accident Results In $200,000 Settlement
A 35-year-old lab assistant and phlebotomist at Metropolitan Specialty Labs recently received a $200,000 settlement award for her slip and fall lawsuit. The medical worker stated that she broke her ankle when she slipped and fell on ice a couple of years ago. The accident happened in the parking lot of the Dongan Hills building where she worked. She stated that as she was walking across the building’s parking lot she slipped and fell on ice. The woman sued Interstate Development, the building owner, and Ivy Realty Services, and the managing agent in her lawsuit. She suffered a fractured ankle and ended up getting surgery.
January 3, 2017- Princess Cruise Passenger Files Raw Sewage Slip And Fall Lawsuit
A Princess Cruise Line passenger has filed a lawsuit stating that she slipped and fell on board the ship on sewage in a toilet. The passenger claims that she was injured when she went to use a public restroom on the boat. However, when she went in the toilet was overflowing with sewage which caused her to slip, fall on the floor, strike her face on the door sill, and cut herself. She injured her left breast and neck and she lost consciousness while she lay in the contaminated toilet water.
December 7, 2016- Customer Sues For Fall From Leaky Toilet Puddle
A woman claims that she slipped and fell at the Hardin restaurant when she went to use their restroom. She alleges that the restroom facility had a puddle of water from a toilet leak that she ended up slipping and falling on. Her lawsuit states that the defendant failed to recognize that water was leaking from the toilet and neglected to inspect the restroom, and did not remove the puddle from the floor. In this case, the defendant is arguing that the plaintiff’s alleged injuries came about out of her own contributory negligence for failing to keep an eye out for her own well-being and safety.
November 2, 2016- Shopper Alleges She Was Injured In A Walmart Slip And Fall
A woman filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Louisiana LLC in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court, stating that she was caused to slip and fall on a liquid that had been left on the floor in a Walmart she was visiting. The defendant is being accused of negligence. The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages as she alleges that the fall caused some serious injuries.
October 1, 2016- Woman Wins Lawsuit Against Dollar General Corp.
A local woman from Mobile, Alabama was recently awarded $1,725,000 in a civil lawsuit against the Dollar General corporation. Her award came after she slipped and fell in a Mobile store on July 9, 2012. The woman slipped and fell in laundry detergent. The fall caused her to have eight surgeries, 395 doctor visits and more than $470,000 in medical bills. A cash sum was awarded to the woman after a jury heard evidence from both sides.
September 2, 2016- Ardmore, PA McDonald’s Slip And Fall Injury Case Settled
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas records, state that a premises liability lawsuit linked to an alleged fall at a McDonald’s restaurant in Ardmore, PA has been settled. The accident is said to have taken place on July 30, 2013, when the plaintiff states that he was caused to slip and fall in the McDonald’s, because of a liquid substance that was on the floor. The plaintiff argued that the defendant failed to clean up the substance which directly resulted in his fall. He allegedly suffered a number of grave and permanent personal injuries as a result of the accident. The complainant was seeking damages of over $50,000, as well as costs for other relief.
August 17, 2016- Surprising $3.5 Million Slip And Fall Plaintiff Judgement Causes Multiple Appeals
A QuikTrip store that resulted in a Pryor man’s slip and fall seven years ago is still causing a stir. Following his slip and fall, the man filed a lawsuit that awarded $3.5 million to the plaintiff. Since that judgment was made there have been, appeals and countersuits filed. The man slipped on a freshly mopped floor in the store and injured his back. The convenience store he filed against countered the lawsuit stating that the man neglected to be on the look out for his own safety in an area that had wet floor warnings. There were more lawsuits that spurned from this one.
July 7, 2016- $1.2 Million Slip-And-Fall Case Overturned By Supreme Court
The Iowa Supreme Court recently overturned a $1.2 million slip and fall case of a Texas woman who sued a Bettendorf Hotel after she slipped on ice outside the hotel. The high court’s decision was based on the fact that it ruled the Scott Country jurors did not receive correct jury instructions before starting their deliberations in the 2014 civil trial. The woman’s previous lawsuit was filed against Marriott after she slipped and fell outside the Marriott in Bettendorf. Her initial civil jury trial was awarded $1.2 million in damages, but the Marriott appealed this award. A new trial is to be held.
June 2, 2016- Giant Slip Fall Plaintiff Awarded $39,000 Instead Of $65,000
A 41-year-old who allegedly sustained shoulder injuries following a slip and fall in a Giant Food store in Delaware County filed a lawsuit against Giant seeking $65,000 for her injuries. However, the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge recently awarded her $39,000 instead of her initial $65,000. The award reduction was due to the jury assessing that 60 percent of the slip and fall responsibility fell on Giant and 40 percent on the plaintiff.
May 10, 2016- Slip And Fall Case Against Thruway Authority Sees State Trooper Lose Case
A State Trooper in Albany, New York lost his slip and fall case against Thruway Authority. The New York State Court of Appeals ruled that in this slip and fall case the state trooper may not sue the State thruway Authority where his accident took place. The decision was made on the basis of a “storm in progress” doctrine that protects landlords from being charged with negligence for any injuries. The trooper maintains that the Thruway Authority did not fully clear ice from the sidewalk at the barracks which caused him to fall.
April 7th, 2016- Man Is Suing Two Companies Over His Slip-And-Fall Injuries
A man has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Greek Bristol Properties LP and H.T. Sweeney & Son Inc., stating negligence. The man alleges that he suffered injuries due to a slip-and-fall accident that was a result of the two companies’ negligence. The plaintiff alleges that he slipped and fell at the Bristol Properties’ facility where the surface was icy. He is seeking compensatory damages, interest, and cost of the lawsuit.
March 2nd, 2016- Man Sues Walmart For Slip And Fall Accident In Men’s Restroom
In Oregon, a man recently filed a $990,000 lawsuit against Walmart for a slip and fall accident he suffered in the restroom. The Walmart customer alleged that he slipped on a wet floor close to an empty paper towel dispenser, which led to him suffering a dislocated shoulder. The man alleges that since suffering from this accident he has undergone eight surgeries to fix the damage he suffered, but he has not yet fully recovered.
February 2nd, 2016- Woman Files Slip & Fall Lawsuit Against Alton Casino Queen
An Alton casino, Casino Queen, is being sued by a woman who alleges she slipped and fell on a foreign substance that was on the casino deli floor. The complainant states that the accident injured her ulnar styloid process. She further alleges that the casino was negligent by not removing the hazardous substance and for not placing any warning signs. However, Casino Queen denies these allegations and has demanded a trial by jury.
January 7th, 2016- A South Charleston Hospital Sued For Slip-And-Fall Negligence
Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston is being sued by a woman who said she suffered a fall due to a slippery substance on the floor. The woman, Alicia Diane Leyda, filed her case on November 25 in the Kanawha Circuit Court against the hospital stating negligence. Leyda has stated that after the fall she suffered permanent and serious injuries.
December 23rd, 2015- Target Sued For Negligence In Slip-And-Fall Accident
A Florida federal jury found that Target Corp. was negligent in a woman’s slip-and-fall accident in Miami. However, 90 percent of the fall was blamed on the plaintiff leaving her with a $12,000 award out of the $100,000 lawsuit she was due to settle for. The woman stated that she fell on a liquid substance that was on the floor on the main aisle, but there was no evidence of who caused the spill to occur and how long it had been there for.
December 21st, 2015 – Man files slip and fall lawsuit against Best Buy
A man who was injured when he slipped and fell on ice outside of a Best Buy store has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for his medical expenses. He alleges that the company was negligent because they failed to clear the property of ice and snow. The complaint also alleges that there should have been signs warning him of the hazards.
December 16th, 2015- St. Clair County Woman Files Lawsuit Against St. Clair Bowl Inc.
A St. Clair woman filed a lawsuit against St. Clair Bowl Inc. claiming that she slipped and fell on a slippery substance while she approached the bowling lane. The woman alleges that St.Clair Bowl was negligent because they did not warn her of the slippery floor, and did not exercise reasonable care in maintaining their premises. She seeks damages of over $50,000. St. Clair Bowl denies liability in this woman’s slip and fall lawsuit. For more information about this lawsuit visit MadisonRecord.com.
December 10th, 2015 – Woman Files Lawsuit Against City Of Philadelphia
A Philadelphia woman has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging that the city failed to inspect and maintain a section of sidewalk on the Thomas Holme Recreation Facility. She claims that the defect in the sidewalk caused her to fall, and resulted in injuries including a fracture to her left fifth metatarsal, a tear of the right suprastinous tendon, disc herniations at C4-C7, and a right C6 vertebral radiculopathy. She is seeking to recover compensation for her medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.