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 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
By Keith Kofsky
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.