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Apr 132013

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 months of physical therapy. You lose time from work and now fear your job is in danger.

You later discover that the thing which caused you to fall was a recurring problem in the store and that others had fallen before you. However, the store did not correct the problem. Had it done so, your accident would probably never have occurred. What’s the remedy?

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These kinds of situations are quite common. Common causes of store fall accidents include:

  • water/fluid on the floor,
  • debris such as food or trash,
  • items protruding into a walkway,
  • misplaced floor mats, and
  • inclement weather.

People who go into stores like grocery stores or shopping malls do not expect to get into an accident and sustain serious injuries. The unfortunate reality is that many of these kinds of accidents are 100% preventable and under Pennsylvania law, a commercial establishment must take reasonable care of its premises. Many don’t and when an accident occurs, the injured person may be forced to take legal action.

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The law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent has helped many slip and fall and trip and fall accident victims. The firm offers a FREE, INITIAL consultation. Contact our Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawyers. 800.220.7600. Our lawyers can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.

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