A: Under Pennsylvania tort or negligence law, a slip and fall accident plaintiff can make a claim for the following kinds of damages:
1. Past and future economic losses. Medical bills and lost wages are common kinds of economic losses. In addition, out of pocket expenses may also be recoverable.
2. Past and future non-economic losses. For the most part, non-economic damages are pain and suffering damages – compensation for the physical pain and mental/emotional damage caused by injuries. Read more about pain and suffering damages in a Pennsylvania slip and fall accident lawsuit.
However, in order to succeed in a slip and fall case, there must be evidence of the owner’s negligence. Without such evidence, the court will not allow the plaintiff to prevail.
Sufficient proof of the store or property owner’s negligence may be in the form of videotape footage, an incident report or testimony of an eyewitness or store employee. Read about proving negligence in a slip and fall accident case involving water on the floor.
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