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:
- “They caused the hazardous condition, OR
- They knew about the condition and failed to remedy it within a reasonable time, OR
- 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.