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  • College Student Housing and Apartments – Landlord Liability for Injuries & Accidents in Pennsylvania & New Jersey (September 14th, 2017) Are landlords liable when a college student is injured in an off-campus house or apartment? Under Pennsylvania and New Jersey law, landlords may be liable for injuries to college students and their guests.
  • Pennsylvania Store Fall Accident Lawsuit Info – PA Juries Award $6 Million in 2 Fall Accident Lawsuits in 2017 (September 12th, 2017) 2017 PA Fall Accident Lawsuit Update: $6 Million in 2 Pennsylvania fall accident lawsuits in York County and Allegheny County. One man was blinded after falling on a single stop and striking his face on a chair, and another person developed a permanent limp after slipping on a wet floor.
  • I tripped over a broken sidewalk in Philadelphia. Can I sue the homeowner? (July 06th, 2017) I tripped over a broken sidewalk in Philadelphia. Can I sue the homeowner? In order to succeed, there must be evidence of the defect and evidence that the owner knew about the defect or should have known about it under the circumstances.
  • I tripped on an uneven step on my way to work in Philadelphia, PA, and I fell down the entire stairs and broke my leg. Is the property owner liable for my accident? (June 12th, 2017) Legal info about fall accidents on steps and stairs in Pennsylvania. Learn about negligence claims and how comparative negligence legal principles come into play.
  • Injured in a Fall Accident in Philadelphia? Get Compensated by the Property Owner (June 08th, 2017) Fall accidents are one of the more common types of injury accidents in Philadelphia. Whether it’s a slip and fall or a trip and fall, residents of Philadelphia are often injured on sidewalks, stairs and walkways. These types of accidents often happen at grocery stores, shopping plazas and even private homes. Individuals injured in fall accidents ...
  • Pennsylvania Government Liability for Injuries Law Update 2016: Student Allowed to Sue School for Trip & Fall Accident? (November 29th, 2016) Under Pennsylvania law, is the government liable for a fall accident? Our injury lawyers discuss a recent court case in favor of a student injured at gym class in a Philadelphia elementary school, when the student tripped during a race and hit a concrete wall.
  • Pennsylvania Slip & Fall Accident Law: Injured Plaintiff Must Prove the Cause and Location of the Accident (September 28th, 2016) Pennsylvania Fall Accident Law: plaintiff must prove the exact cause and location of the accident. Failing to do so can result in loss of the case.
  • What Should You Do After a Philadelphia, PA Slip and Fall Accident? (August 16th, 2016) Philadelphia injury lawyer discusses what slip, trip and fall accident victims should do after their accident, such as take pictures. Get more information here on how to prevail in a Philadelphia fall accident lawsuit.
  • What Does Contributory Negligence Have to Do With Your Philadelphia Fall Accident? (August 16th, 2016) In Philadelphia fall accident lawsuits, one of the issues that often arises is contributory negligence, i.e., whether the injured individual was partially at fault. However, just because the injured individual was partially at fault does not necessarily mean that he cannot recover. See discussion here.
  • What PA Residents Need to Know After a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident in NJ (July 22nd, 2016) What are your rights after sustaining a slip, trip and fall accident outside of PA, such as NJ. Do you have the same rights as if the accident happened in Pennsylvania? See discussion by a Philadelphia fall accident lawyer.
  • Sidewalk Fall Accident Lawsuits in Pennsylvania – Property Owners’ Duties (June 13th, 2016) In this article, our Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawyers discuss a property owner’s duty to repair broken sidewalk or concrete. The law treats private and public businesses differently. Are injured pedestrians allowed to make claims for financial compensation?
  • Pennsylvania Fall Accident Law – Sidewalk Accidents Due to Broken Concrete (June 13th, 2016) Can injured pedestrians recover in Pennsylvania for sidewalk accidents due to broken concrete? Liability is the most critical factor. PA law is complex in these cases.
  • Philadelphia, PA Slip, Trip & Fall Accident – Types of Financial Compensation (April 07th, 2016) Individuals injured in Phila., PA slip, trip and fall accidents often want to know what types of financial compensation they may recover. See this legal article by our slip and fall personal injury lawyers.
  • Philadelphia Slip & Fall Accident Gives Tips on Avoiding Slip and Fall Accidents on Snow and Ice (February 10th, 2016) Many slip and fall accidents happen in the winter due to snow and ice. In this article, our Phila. slip and fall accident lawyer gives tips on avoiding fall accidents this winter.
  • PA Slip and Fall Accidents & Traumatic Brain Injuries – By a Philadelphia Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer (January 21st, 2016) Fall accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. A Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawyer discusses the impact of traumatic brain injury on fall accident victims and their legal rights.
  • Common Injuries in a Philadelphia Slip and Fall Accident (December 15th, 2015) A top rated Philadelphia personal injury lawyer discusses common injuries victims sustain after slip and fall accidents in PA. In addition, an injured individual’s legal right to recover financial compensation is also discussed.
  • Philadelphia Stairway Fall Accident – How Much Can You Recover? (December 15th, 2015) Individuals who suffer injuries after a Philadelphia stairway fall accident may be entitled to financial compensation. How much one recovers is different for everyone. Learn what factors affect the amount of an injured individual’s financial recovery.
  • PA Trip & Fall Accident Lawyers Discuss Store Fall Accidents This Holiday Season (November 25th, 2015) Black Friday marks the beginning of holiday shopping for many PA residents. Consumers may be injured at retail stores due to the store’s negligence, such as trip and fall accidents or trampling accidents.
  • My child was hurt on a neighbor’s property in Philadelphia. Should we sue the neighbor? (October 30th, 2015) Are you considering an accident or injury lawsuit against a neighbor in Philadelphia? Read this article to learn about the role of insurance, what to expect, etc. Sometimes, lawsuits aren’t even necessary.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Stairway Fall Accidents (September 15th, 2015) There are different types of fall accidents, from slip and fall accidents on ice, to trip and fall accidents on an uneven sidewalk, to fall accidents on steps or a stairway. Why Stairway Accidents Happen PA stairway accidents happen for various reasons. A common reason is due to the improper maintenance or care of the stairway. Many ...
  • Philadelphia Fall Accident Lawsuits – What’s Your Case Worth? (August 11th, 2015) Fall accident cases are some of the most challenging tort or injury cases in Philadelphia. That’s because they are generally disfavored. People, especially average jurors, have a natural distrust of these types of cases. Oftentimes, people think of the banana peel case. However, the reality is that fall accidents can cause serious injuries, and it ...
  • Philadelphia Residents Injured in New Jersey Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents – What You Need to Know (July 21st, 2015) Summer is here, and many Philadelphia residents plan vacations throughout the summer months. For many Philadelphia residents, they drive to beaches in nearby states, such as the New Jersey Shore (Ocean City, Cape May, Avalon, etc.). Many stay at hotels or rent a shore house for the week. Sometimes, accidents happen while Philadelphia residents are ...
  • Philadelphia Airport Fall Accident Law – The Real Property Exception to the Tort Claims Act (June 22nd, 2015) In general, there are two issues to consider when handling a fall accident at the Philadelphia airport. First, there is the issue of identifying the correct party. This is important because under Pennsylvania law, government entities are generally immune from liability, i.e., cannot be sued for tort claims like fall accidents. Philadelphia’s airport is managed ...
  • Philadelphia Fall Accidents – 3 Accidents Resulting in Financial Compensation (June 18th, 2015) Fall accidents are very common in Philadelphia and are one of the most common types of lawsuits filed in Philadelphia courts. Below are three common scenarios which result in financial compensation for the injured individual. Fall Accident at Philadelphia Grocery Store A customer at a grocery store in Philadelphia falls due to water leaking on the floor ...
  • Philadelphia Store Fall Accidents – Financial Compensation, Pain & Suffering (April 28th, 2015) Fall Accidents at Stores in Philadelphia Fall accidents are probably one of the most common type of injury/accident cases in Philadelphia. This is probably due to the extent of the commercial activity in Philadelphia, which is a hub of activity at malls, retail stores, restaurants, etc. Fall accidents can happen anywhere, but most fall accidents occur ...
  • Philadelphia Sidewalk Fall Accidents – PA Sidewalk Fall Accident Laws Explained (March 16th, 2015) Sidewalk fall accidents in major cities throughout Pennsylvania are actually very common. This is certainly true in Philadelphia. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk fall accidents in the Philadelphia area include: tree roots, uneven sidewalk bricks, broken concrete, and snow/ice. A pedestrian who is seriously injured in a sidewalk fall accident often wants to know whether they can ...
  • Icy Sidewalks in Philadelphia – Slip & Fall Accident Liability (Government Agencies) (February 03rd, 2015) Sidewalk fall accidents are often complex cases due to liability issues. This is especially true in large cities like Philadelphia. In addition, there is a unique body of law which often applies in sidewalk fall accident cases, the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act (Act). Under the Act, local government agencies (non-state agencies) may be held ...
  • Icy Sidewalks in Philadelphia – Slip & Fall Accident Liability (Homeowners & Businesses) (February 03rd, 2015) Snow fall this winter in Philadelphia has been relatively tame compared to last year’s record breaking snow. However, temperatures have reached the single digits after inclement weather. This leads to patches of ice on sidewalks, parking lots, etc. A slip and fall accident on a patch of ice often results in serious injuries. It’s not ...
  • Sidewalk Fall Accidents & Injuries in Philadelphia – Who is Liable? (January 07th, 2015) Who is liable for a slip and fall accident in Philadelphia? Read about liability of private individuals, businesses and government entities. By our Phila. fall accident lawyers.
  • Fall Accidents at the Philadelphia Airport – What You Need to Know (September 16th, 2014) Did you fall at the Philadelphia Airport? Here are some basic questions and answers about Philadelphia Airport fall accident cases. 1. Who is liable for an accident at the airport? In the vast majority of Philly airport fall accident cases, the City of Philadelphia will be the sole party liable for the injury and accident. Under a ...
  • Store Accident Lawsuits in Pennsylvania – Financial Compensation (August 18th, 2014) Under the tort or accident laws of Pennsylvania, individuals who are injured due to the negligence of other parties are entitled to make claims for all damages which flow from the negligent act(s). This includes both economic or financial damages as well as non-economic damages. Related: Philadelphia Slip and Fall Law – Business & Store Liability Accident ...
  • Pennsylvania Mall & Store Fall Accidents – Three Lawsuit Scenarios (August 12th, 2014) Fall accidents include slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents. They can also occur due to collapsing stairways or shoddy construction work. Individuals injured in these kinds of accidents often want to know whether they have valid lawsuits, and in most situations, the answer depends on proof of negligence and whether the damages are ...
  • Philadelphia Airport Fall Accidents – What Can You Recover? (July 24th, 2014) Fall accidents like slip and fall or trip and fall accidents occur every day at the Philadelphia International Airport. While in the majority of these accidents, individuals will walk away uninjured, some individuals will sustain serious injuries like a broken bone, back injury or head injury. Related: Fall Down Accidents-Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall Cases ...
  • Liability in Grocery Store/Mall Accidents, By a Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer (July 11th, 2014) Retail store accidents and mishaps are very common, considering that everyone shops at places like grocery stores and shopping malls. Pennsylvania has its fair share of grocery store chains and large shopping malls. The King of Prussia Mall is one of the largest malls in the country and is located just outside of Philadelphia. Below is ...
  • Drugstore Accident Lawsuits in Pennsylvania (June 23rd, 2014) On any given day, literally hundreds of people run to their local drugstore and pharmacy to get prescription medications and other various items. However, accidents can and do occur. In some cases, Pennsylvania accident law allows for financial recovery when negligent conduct of a drugstore or pharmacy leads to an accident. Related: Pennsylvania Slip & Fall ...
  • Philadelphia Sidewalk Fall Accident Lawsuit Settles for $350,000 (May 22nd, 2014) Laffey, Bucci & Kent Lawyer Secures $350,000 in Philadelphia Sidewalk Accident Case Last week, firm partner Brian Kent settled a fall accident case in Philadelphia for $350,000. The accident occurred at a drugstore/pharmacy in Chester Springs, PA, which is located north of Exton, roughly 30 miles outside of Philadelphia. The plaintiff tripped and fell on the sidewalk ...
  • Investigating a Merchandise Injury Accident at a Store in Philadelphia (May 14th, 2014) In a store injury accident case, like one in which merchandise falls from a shelf, the reason the merchandise fell must be determined and quickly. After a merchandise accident occurs, store management may take steps to correct the defective condition, and in which case, valuable evidence may be lost. For instance, in a case where ...
  • Store Accidents in Philadelphia, Merchandise, Shelf & Display Accidents (April 17th, 2014) Retail store accidents do not just involve slip, trip and fall accidents. Accidents in stores often occur due to: shelf collapse/fall accidents, merchandise falling from shelves, and display tip-over accidents. In general, Pennsylvania accident-injury law recognizes that a retail store owes customers a duty to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition. This applies to stores in a ...
  • Philadelphia Airport Injury Accident Law (March 20th, 2014) What to Know if You’ve Been Injured in an Accident at the Philadelphia Airport According to internal data at the Philadelphia International Airport, over 30 million travelers make their way through the airport each year. This past December, there were nearly 2.5 million travelers at the airport. These numbers exclude individuals who drop off/pick up passengers ...
  • Philadelphia Airport Injury & Accident Law, March 2014 Update (March 20th, 2014) PA Commonwealth Court Case, Sanchez-Guardiola v. City of Philadelphia Under Pennsylvania law, the City of Philadelphia may be liable for fall down accidents which occur at the Philadelphia International Airport. The usual basis of liability in fall down accident cases at the airport is a special law, the real property exception to the Pennsylvania Political Subdivision Tort ...
  • Pennsylvania Sidewalk Snow Removal Laws (Philadelphia & Bucks County) (February 13th, 2014) Last updated: January 22, 2016 Sidewalk Snow Removal Laws in Philadelphia and Bucks County (Doylestown, Chalfont, Newtown, Yardley) Sidewalk snow accidents are one of the number one causes of emergency room visits during the winter months. Pennsylvania law requires commercial and residential property owners, as well as occupants, such as the tenant of a single family house, to take ...
  • Pennsylvania Sidewalk Snow Removal Laws (Delaware County & Montgomery County) (February 13th, 2014) Last updated: January 22, 2016 Sidewalk Snow Removal Laws in Delco and Montco Property owners and those who occupy properties (i.e., single family home tenant) have the duty to shovel sidewalks within a specified time frame after a storm has ended. Failing to do so may result in a fine. If a pedestrian slips and falls as ...
  • Apartment Complex Landlords & Liability for Snow/Ice Accidents (February 03rd, 2014) Generally, landlords of large apartment complexes will be liable for unreasonable snow/ice conditions of common areas. Under Pennsylvania negligence law, individuals injured in snow/ice fall accidents are generally required to prove the following: 1. the snow/ice had accumulated in such a manner that it constituted an unreasonable danger; 2. the property owner had notice of the existence of ...
  • Landlord Liability for Snow/Ice Accidents in Pennsylvania (January 23rd, 2014) A tenant who slips on ice or snow often wants to know if their landlord can be held liable. The answer depends on several factors, such as: the type of landlord (in possession versus out of possession), where the accident occurred, how the accident happened, the amount of snow/ice on the ground, and the weather conditions in the days leading ...
  • Icy Sidewalk Fall Accidents in PA – Basic Questions & Answers About Filing a Fall Accident Lawsuit (January 21st, 2014) Those who have been injured in a sidewalk fall accident often have many questions about their situations, such as, whether they should bring a case, what is involved in filing an accident lawsuit and when the case will resolve. Should You Bring a Sidewalk Accident Case? The decision to bring a sidewalk accident lawsuit should not be ...
  • Liability in Pennsylvania Snow/Ice Fall Accidents – Hills & Ridges of Snow and Ice (January 14th, 2014) Under Pennsylvania slip and fall accident law, property owners are not required to keep their premises and abutting sidewalks completely free from all snow and ice at all times. To require otherwise would be unreasonable. However, both commercial and residential property owners must take reasonable steps to clear snow and ice from sidewalks. Failure to ...
  • Pennsylvania Sidewalk Accident Liability for Snow & Ice Accumulations (January 14th, 2014) In sidewalk fall accidents which occur due to snow or ice, liability depends on two factors: 1. the status of the property owner and 2. the status of the individual who is injured. Under tort or negligence law in Pennsylvania, property owners have various duties with respect to maintaining property, and those duties depend largely ...
  • Trip & Fall Accidents on Grocery Store or Shopping Mall Sidewalk in Philadelphia – What You Should Know (November 21st, 2013) Trip and fall accidents on sidewalks often involve multiple issues, such as identifying the correct parties, proving that the defect existed and proving negligence on the part of the party responsible for maintaining the sidewalk. Identifying the Correct Parties in a Grocery Store Sidewalk Accident in Philadelphia Many grocery stores are located inside of large shopping plazas ...
  • Philadelphia Trip & Fall Law – How to Win a Trip & Fall Case in PA (November 21st, 2013) Trip and fall accidents are very common and can result in serious injuries. Sidewalk and stairway accident cases are the two most common types of trip and fall accidents which lead to major injuries. In major cities in Pennsylvania, like Philadelphia, these kinds of fall accidents occur every day. Trip and fall accidents are usually different ...
  • Store Liability for Accidents in Pennsylvania – Who Pays for Damages (November 14th, 2013) Customer accidents at stores such as retail shops, malls, restaurants, etc. occur quite often. Unsuspecting customers often sustain injuries in fall down accidents and other mishaps, such as an elevator or escalator accident. When severe injuries result, Pennsylvania accident and negligence law allows the injured customer to make a claim against the business and ultimately ...
  • Damages in a Pennsylvania Slip, Trip & Fall Accident Case (October 17th, 2013) In general, slip, trip and fall accidents can be very complex. Also, the truth is that these kinds of cases are not viewed favorably by the media and general public. However, these cases can be successful and often depend on two issues: 1. evidence of negligence and 2. extent of damages. Click here for a ...
  • Pennsylvania Slip & Fall Accidents – Evidence of Negligence is Key (October 15th, 2013) Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are some of the toughest types of cases to prosecute and win. In general, fall down accident cases boil down to two issues: 1. evidence of negligence and 2. extent of damages. This article will discuss evidence of negligence in fall down accident cases in Pennsylvania. Related: Philadelphia ...
  • PA Slip & Fall Accident Law – The Importance of Seeking a Lawyer Immediately (September 16th, 2013) Fall down accidents are relatively common, and in fact, have been increasing over the last few years. However, many people injured in fall down accidents make the mistake of waiting to speak to a lawyer. Thinking they have two years to file suit, individuals injured in a fall down accident may wait until a few ...
  • Did You Have a Slip & Fall Accident in Philadelphia? What You Should Know About Getting Medical Bills Paid (September 16th, 2013) If you have been injured in a fall down accident in Philadelphia and have medical bills, you may want to know how your medical bills can be paid. This article will discuss how medical bills may be paid in a fall down accident case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Most fall down accidents are not serious; a sprained ...
  • How to Tell if You Have a Valid Slip, Trip or Fall Case (June 13th, 2013) Slip, trip and fall cases can be difficult for a number of reasons. One main reason is that there are usually problems with proving liability. Many folks who have fall accidents because they slipped or tripped over some thing like water, debris, etc. often wonder if they have a valid fall accident case. The answer ...
  • Pennsylvania Slip, Trip & Fall Accident Law – Sidewalk Fall Accidents (May 15th, 2013) Spring is officially here and with the nice weather, residents in Pennsylvania are out and about. However, slip, trip and fall accidents do happen and while most folks won’t suffer any real injury, a few do. Injuries like head/brain trauma and broken bones do result from fall accidents. Especially when walking around in a city like ...
  • Slip & Fall Accident Hazards – Debris in an Aisle (February 27th, 2013) Under Pennsylvania slip and fall and trip and fall accident law, store owners owe customers and guests the highest duty to ensure that the store grounds are kept in a reasonably safe condition. Of course, this does not mean that stores are required to keep the floors and aisles spotless and completely free of debris. ...
  • Pennsylvania Snow & Ice Fall Accidents: Dangerous Property Conditions (January 25th, 2013) Snow and ice accumulations are inherently dangerous, especially when they interfere with pedestrian walkways. Property owners must take reasonable care of their properties, including public walkways or sidewalks. In addition, certain property owners may be responsible for maintaining stairs and parking lots. This applies to businesses like shopping malls and grocery stores. Under Pennsylvania law, someone who ...
  • Pennsylvania Snow & Ice Fall Accident Law – Melt/Re-Freeze Situations (November 21st, 2012) The holidays are here, and while we have yet to have a major winter storm, it is only a matter of time. With warmer than usual temperatures, snow can become especially dangerous. Snow and ice fall accidents are very dangerous and often result in very serious injuries, especially for children and the elderly. Bone fractures ...
  • Liability in a Philadelphia Snow & Ice Fall Accident (November 21st, 2012) Winter is almost here and we are projected to have a severe winter, full of snow. This is great for kids on a snow day, but it also means there will be an increase in the number of slip and fall accidents which occur in the area. In most snow and ice slip and fall ...
  • Philadelphia Slip and Fall Law – Business & Store Liability (September 07th, 2012) Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are very common in all kinds of stores and establishments, such as: restaurants, bars, hotels, sports events, shopping malls, clothing stores, department stores, grocery stores, and convenience/gas stations. Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Law Under Pennsylvania law, a property owner has a duty to reasonably maintain a premises which is open to the public, regardless of the type of ...
  • Department Store Liability for Slip and Falls in Philadelphia, PA (June 22nd, 2012) In April, a federal court in Philadelphia held that a seven minute time gap from the time a dangerous condition is created until the incident occurs is enough time to impute constructive notice to the store owner. Timberlake v. Target is an important victory for slip and fall plaintiffs because it stands for the proposition ...
  • Proving Notice of a Dangerous Slip and Fall Condition Like a Puddle (June 22nd, 2012) In Pennsylvania, customers or patrons who sue a business in a slip and fall case must show that the business owner was negligent. Negligence can be shown by proving actual or constructive notice. Actual notice is proven by some evidence that the owner either knew about the dangerous condition or created the condition. This can ...
  • What Happens in a Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Accident Lawsuit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 12th, 2012) People who suffer serious injuries in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident deserve compensation when the negligence of another individual or a business caused the accident. The lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent are dedicated to helping victims of such accidents obtain justice by filing a lawsuit against all responsible parties, which ...
  • Fall Down Accidents-Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall Cases in Pennsylvania (Part Two) (March 27th, 2012) How to Prove Negligence (Part Two) Serious injuries, like fractures or head injuries are common in fall down accidents such as, slip and fall or trip and fall accidents.  These kinds of accidents are on the rise and can happen anywhere, like businesses such as shopping malls or retail stores, grocery stores, restaurants, and more. They ...
  • Fall Down Accidents-Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall Cases in Pennsylvania (Part One) (March 27th, 2012) What Does a Plaintiff Have to Prove? (Part One) Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, like fractures or head injuries. Slip and falls are very common in the workplace, such as construction sites or loading docks. In busy cities like Philadelphia, such fall down accidents are very common. Common businesses ...

Slip, Trip & Fall Accident Law FAQs

  • I was injured in a sports gym center in Philadelphia, and I signed a waiver of liability. Do I have any legal rights? (February 03rd, 2017) How do Pennsylvania courts treat waivers of liability? If you’ve been injured and signed a waiver of liability, will it bar your legal claims. In this article, injury lawyer Paul Bucci discusses PA law and some critical factors in these cases.
  • Where Should You File a Philadelphia Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit? (July 22nd, 2016) Where should you file a Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawsuit you do not live in Philadelphia? Can you file in your home state? Get answer here.
  • Can You Sue a PA Restaurant After a Slip and Fall Accident? (March 01st, 2016) Under Pennsylvania laws, injured customers have a legal right to seek compensation for injuries caused by a restaurant’s negligence.
  • Can You Sue After a Parking Lot Fall Accident in Philadelphia Due to Snow or Ice? (February 22nd, 2016) What are your rights if you fall on snow/ice in the parking lot in front of your apartment building? A Philadelphia, PA slip and fall accident lawyer answers this question.
  • Philadelphia Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Answers Top Slip and Fall Question – Can I Sue After a Fall Accident? (January 27th, 2016) One of the top questions Philadelphia slip and fall accident victims often ask is, “Can I sue?” Paul Bucci, an experienced injury lawyer, answers this question.
  • Can a Philadelphia Resident Sue a NJ Hotel After a Fall Down Accident? (July 21st, 2015) FAQ: I fell down a flight of stairs at a hotel we stayed at in Ocean City, NJ while on vacation and broke my wrist. I may have to get surgery. Can I sue the hotel? I live in Philadelphia, PA. If I can sue, where would the lawsuit be filed? Answer: Yes, you may sue ...
  • I fell on a sidewalk in Philadelphia and fractured by ankle. Can I receive compensation for my injuries? (April 27th, 2015) Sidewalk fall accidents are one of the most common types of fall accident cases in Philadelphia. This is due in large part to the sheer number of pedestrians in Philadelphia. Sidewalk fall accident cases require a great deal of investigation and consideration because they often involve complex legal issues. Here are the two most common ...
  • Pennsylvania Store Parking Lot Accident Law. Is the store liable? (July 01st, 2014) Question: I fell in the parking lot of my local drugstore in Philadelphia and broke my wrist. Is the drugstore liable for my accident? Answer: It depends on what caused the accident and whether there is sufficient proof of the store’s negligent conduct. Under Pennsylvania injury law, stores such as drugstores and grocery stores can be ...
  • PA Store Liability Law – Is the store liable for falling merchandise? (May 14th, 2014) Question: I was hit in the head by merchandise that fell off the shelf at a store in Philadelphia. Is the store liable? Answer: Under Pennsylvania accident law, retail stores can be held liable when customers are injured by merchandise falling from shelves. However, the key is proving that the store’s negligent conduct must have led ...
  • Mall Liability Law Q&A: Shopping mall liability for assaults (April 21st, 2014) Question: I was assaulted walking to my car at the mall. Is the mall liable for the assault? Answer: Under both Pennsylvania and New Jersey negligence law, malls and other retail businesses may be liable for failing to take reasonable steps to protect or warn customers in the face of known or reasonably knowable risks, such ...
  • Philadelphia Store Accident Q&A: Store shelf collapse accident (April 17th, 2014) Question: I was injured at a store in Philadelphia when a shelf collapsed above me. Do I have a case? Answer: It depends on how the accident happened and whether there is sufficient evidence of negligence or fault. The single most important factor in a store accident case is proving that the store either 1. created ...
  • Philadelphia Airport Accident Q&A: Who is liable? (March 21st, 2014) Question: I tripped and fell at the Philadelphia Airport. Who is liable for the accident? Answer: Philadelphia airport injuries and accidents are very complex due to special laws which generally shield government entities, like the City of Philadelphia, from liability. In order to determine who the proper parties are, the facts of the accident must be ...
  • I slipped on an icy sidewalk in the parking lot of my apartment complex in Philadelphia. Is my landlord liable? (January 23rd, 2014) Landlord liability for an icy sidewalk accident in Philadelphia depends on many factors, such as when, how and where the accident occurred, and being able to prove the existence of the condition. In addition, the most important factor is whether there is sufficient evidence that the landlord knew about the condition and if not, whether ...
  • I tripped on a sidewalk at a mall in Philadelphia. Is the mall liable? (December 16th, 2013) Whether the mall is liable in a mall sidewalk fall accident in Philadelphia depends on the following factors: 1. who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, 2. whether there is sufficient evidence of the defect, and 3. whether there is sufficient evidence that the owner was negligent. Identifying the correct parties in a mall trip and fall accident is ...
  • How do I prove I was injured in a slip and fall accident case in Pennsylvania? (October 22nd, 2013) In Pennsylvania, plaintiffs in slip and fall accident cases must prove that their injury was caused by a defective condition. Proving that a specific injury was caused by a defect requires 1. proof/evidence that a defect existed, and 2. proof/evidence of the injury, and in that order. Slip and fall accident cases often hinge on whether ...
  • I slipped and fell in a restaurant in Philadelphia. Should I talk to a lawyer? (October 01st, 2013) It depends. If there are no real injuries, then it is probably not worth the effort of finding and consulting with a trusted slip and fall accident lawyer. Under Pennsylvania slip and fall accident law, one of the elements necessary to prevail in a lawsuit is damages. The person must show that they suffered an ...
  • I tripped in a store. Can I ask the store to pay for my medical bills? (September 16th, 2013) It depends. Getting medical bills paid after a fall down accident often requires hiring a lawyer who can contact the store and the store’s insurance company. Under Pennsylvania fall down accident law, a customer injured in a fall accident which occurs due to the negligence of the store may bring a legal claim against the store ...
  • Is a mall liable for an accident that happens in the parking lot? (June 18th, 2013) Under Pennsylvania law, malls, shopping centers, grocery stores, etc. may be liable for incidents that occur in the parking lot. This includes fall down (slip/trip) accidents and criminal acts of third parties. Who the actual defendant is will depend on who conducts maintenance or management of the parking lot and/or who owns the parking lot. ...
  • I slipped and fell at a store in Philadelphia. Should I file a claim? (June 13th, 2013) The answer really depends on the facts and legal circumstances of the case. Whether a given fall accident case is valid depends on two main factors: whether the damages are serious and whether there is evidence of liability. If the damages are not serious (i.e., a bruise, slight sprain, etc.), then the case is probably not ...
  • I slipped on trash left on the floor of a restaurant. Do I have a case? (April 25th, 2013) A: Pennsylvania slip and fall accident laws may allow someone in this situation to bring a tort claim against the restaurant if and only if it can be shown that the restaurant was negligent in allowing the thing that caused the accident to remain on the floor. In addition, in fall accident cases, depending on ...
  • I slipped on trash in a store in Philadelphia. Is the store liable? (February 27th, 2013) A: Every slip, trip and fall accident case is unique, so it is important to discuss your specific case with a lawyer before making any decisions or taking any action in your case. The following is for information only. In Pennsylvania, a store can be held liable for trash or debris on the floor which causes ...
  • I slipped on ice in a parking lot in Philadelphia. Is the store liable? (January 28th, 2013) A: Under Pennsylvania slip and fall accident law, businesses and stores can be held liable for failing to maintain snow and ice in areas like parking lots or parking garages. Liability in a snow/ice accident case depends on several factors such as, extent of snow/ice, date and time of accident, type of business, etc. Generally, in ...
  • I slipped on an icy sidewalk in Philadelphia. Can I sue the homeowner? (December 27th, 2012) A: Under Pennsylvania slip and fall law, homeowners and business owners must take reasonable care of sidewalks in front of homes or businesses. What is reasonable depends on the circumstances. There must be evidence of negligence. Slipping and falling on ice, in and of itself, is not evidence of negligence. However, if the ice existed on ...
  • I tripped in a hotel room while in Pennsylvania. Do I have a case? (November 14th, 2012) A: Every fall down accident case is unique and success depends on many different factors, such as extent of the injuries, proof of negligence, etc. In Pennsylvania, hotels and hotel management companies can be liable for defects which exist anywhere on the premises of a hotel, even a hotel room. While ordinarily, most hotel accident ...
  • Is my Pennsylvania slip and fall case worth pursuing? (October 28th, 2012) A: The value of slip and fall cases in Pennsylvania depends on two main factors: strength of the evidence showing negligence of the owner and extent of damages. Showing that the store or business owner was negligent is necessary; and the better the evidence, the better the case. For example, in a trip and fall case ...
  • How can I win my Pennsylvania slip and fall accident case? (October 16th, 2012) A: Winning a slip and fall accident case in Pennsylvania means proving that the business or home owner was negligent. Just having had a slip and fall or trip and fall accident does not prove the owner’s negligence. Instead, there must be some evidence, such as pictures, video, testimony, accident reports, etc. which point to ...
  • I slipped and fell at a gas station in Pennsylvania and was injured. I was contacted by an insurance company. What should I do? (September 24th, 2012) A: Insurance companies which represent businesses often contact the injured party to obtain a recorded statement and get as much information as it can to discredit the injured party. Under no circumstances should you speak to an insurance company adjuster or investigator who works for the business where you fell, until AFTER you speak to ...
  • What determines if I have a valid slip and fall case in Philadelphia? (September 07th, 2012) A: Success of a slip and fall or trip and fall accident case in Pennsylvania depends on proving that the property owner, be it a business or private individual, had notice of the defective condition which caused the accident. Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents commonly occur due to the following kinds of ...
  • What investigation is necessary in a Philadelphia slip and fall case? (August 25th, 2012) A: Accidents at hotels, motels, conference centers, etc. are very common in a large city like Philadelphia. What most people injured in these kinds of accidents don’t know is that under Pennsylvania laws, they may have a valid negligence claim against the hotel or facility where the accident occurred. Determining whether there is a valid negligence ...
  • How do you prove negligence in a slip and fall case in Philadelphia? (July 22nd, 2012) A: Under Pennsylvania slip and fall law, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant store owner/property manager was negligent in some way. The strength of a slip and fall case in Philadelphia will depend on what kind of evidence exists showing that the defendant was negligent. Under the law, a slip and fall victim must show ...
  • I slipped at a store in Philadelphia. What can I expect to happen with my lawsuit? (May 12th, 2012) A: What happens in a slip and fall or trip and fall lawsuit in the Philadelphia court system depends on multiple factors such as the nature of the injuries, proof of liability, type of defendants, etc. However, most slip and fall injury cases follow a similar process. After the Complaint is filed, the defendant(s) will be ...
  • I was injured in a slip and fall accident in Philadelphia, but did not get a copy of the incident report. Can I still file a claim? (March 30th, 2012) Answered by a Philadelphia fall accident lawyer Getting an Incident Report After a Fall Accident in Philadelphia Individuals injured in Philadelphia slip, trip and fall accidents have no obligation to obtain a copy of an incident report prior to filing a claim. In other words, there is no requirement that you obtain a copy of the incident ...
  • How do I know if I have a slip and fall case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? (March 27th, 2012) A: It is important to speak to a qualified slip and fall lawyer who will review all the facts and conduct an appropriate investigation. However, there are some general principles of Pennsylvania law which apply in slip and fall or trip and fall cases. Be sure to discuss them with your lawyer. In slip and fall ...

Slip, Trip & Fall Accident Law Blogposts

  • Slip & Fall Accidents Due to Debris on the Floor (April 13th, 2013) It’s an embarrassing situation, you go into a store to buy a few items and you leave on a stretcher. Bringing a lawsuit is the furthest thing from your mind. You’re more embarrassed than anything. After you get to the hospital, you discover that the injury is severe, you’ve broken  a bone and require surgery and ...
  • Tip for Business Owners to Avoid Liability for Snow/Ice Accidents (November 23rd, 2012) Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season has arrived. That means everyone will be out and about, whether for Christmas shopping or Christmas parties. Businesses often make the same mistake, over and over again – fail to designate a person responsible for inclement weather preparation. A tip for business owners is to designate a person who ...
  • Philadelphia, PA Slip and Fall Accidents – How Most Lawsuits are Won (April 09th, 2012) In Pennsylvania, fall down cases known as “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” cases are some of the most difficult cases to win, and Philadelphia is no exception. Each year, there are literally hundreds of fall accident lawsuits filed in Philadelphia, and they are usually tough cases. In order to win a slip and ...
  • Philadelphia Slip and Fall Law – How to Win a Slip and Fall Case in PA (March 31st, 2012) Slip and falls are on the rise. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), the restaurant or food service industry spends over $2 billion dollars on slip and fall injuries per year. In addition, these types of claims or injuries are increasing at a rate of about 10% each year. You’d think that slip and ...

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