Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall Attorney Philadelphia

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Prove It?

As the injured individual, you have the burden of proving your slip and fall case. This means that you must show that the defendant had a duty owed to you which they violated, directly causing you foreseeable harm.

For slip and falls, you must show that the property owner did one of three things:

  1. “They caused the hazardous condition, OR
  2. They knew about the condition and failed to remedy it within a reasonable time, OR
  3. They should have known the condition, but they failed to reasonably inspect their property.”

If the slip and fall occurred on property owned by the City of Philadelphia, you must also prove that you received injuries in excess of $1,500. Further, you must show that any medical condition, loss of limb, or disfigurement is permanent.

How Much Can I Collect?

If you slip and fall on property not owned by the City of Philadelphia, there is no cap on how much damages you can seek at trial. There is a cap on the amount you can recover from the City of Philadelphia. You may only recover up to $500,000 dollars from the City of Philadelphia. It is important to note that if you trespass on property, either intentionally or unintentionally, you can recover from private property owners. You cannot recover from any trespass on a property owned by the City of Philadelphia.

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