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Philadelphia Slip And Fall Accident FAQs


Common Questions

Welcome to PhillySlipandFallGuys.com, your premier source for legal information relevant to the slip and fall victim in the Philadelphia area.

On this page, you’ll find a list of the most common questions that our slip and fall attorneys are asked when meeting with prospective clients. If you would like to hear our general answers to these questions, click on the question and the answer will appear.

These answers are not to be considered advice, nor do they create an attorney-client relationship. If you would like to ask questions specific to your case, and get more relevant information, then contact one of our experienced slip and fall lawyers at (215) 268-6898.

No two cases are the same. It really depends on the damage caused by the injuries you sustained in the fall. Another factor that is important to consider is whether the alleged party at fault failed to keep the accident area in a safe condition.

In most instances, the liability will actually fall on the owner of the property adjacent to the sidewalk. However, in the past, our slip and fall lawyers have successfully sued the City of Philadelphia in addition to the property owner. Such cases follow a different path and have strict timing requirements so it is important to consult with an experienced attorney.

You may be able to recover compensation for the pain and suffering you endured from the accident, and foreseeable pain you will experience in the future. You will also likely recover for loss of earning ability, and may benefit from punitive damages if sever negligence is at hand. Again, every case is different, so please consult an experienced slip and fall attorney.

Whether you are visiting a neighbor or friend, you may have a lawsuit for any injuries sustained from a trip and fall on their property if there was a dangerous condition on the property. These cases require a different approach as one does not want to damage relationships by way of a law suit. Our attorneys will communicate with insurance companies to ensure an amicable solution is worked out so that you are compensated for the damage caused. However, similar to commercial property owners responsibilities, residential owners have a duty of care to protect people they invite into their home.

Since every case is different, it is important to consult with an experience slip and fall attorney as soon as you can. Different timelines may be applicable to your case, or there may be other considerations that need to be assessed.

Yes. Nursing homes, like all commercial property owners have a duty of care to their patients to ensure that there are no dangerous conditions on the property. Nursing homes have a higher standard also by way of licenses that require adequate supervision to prevent falls to their patients.

You may have a case, but again it will really depend on the circumstances of your case. For instance, the law will classify a slip and fall victim based on where the incident occurred and why you were there. A good example is that a trespasser is treated differently to a social guest, or a business visitor. Our experienced slip and fall attorneys will review the facts in your case and quickly let you know if you can be compensated.

The first thing to do is to report the incident to someone on the premises. If you are on a commercial premises you may be asked to fill out an “incident report”. Be careful that there are no waivers on there, so read the form carefully. If you do fill out the form, request a copy from them immediately. In addition, be sure to record the name, address, and contact details of the person who you reported the incident to. The best option is to consult a slip and fall attorney who will help you document the incident and file the report. This ensures you are preserving your case to the best of your abilities.

Even if you feel you were responsible in some way, you should still consult an attorney. You may be able to receive compensation even if you are somewhat responsible for your injuries. Our attorneys regularly assist clients who think they have no case because of self fault, but they actually do and recover for partial negligence.

Generally, insurance will cover slip and fall injuries. This will depend on the policy of the commercial property owner or the residential owner. In addition, if the slip and fall occurred in the scope of your employment duties, then workers compensation insurance may apply.

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