A: Slip and fall or trip and fall accident cases in Pennsylvania must be investigated properly. Establishing negligence is the key in a successful slip and fall or trip and fall case.
Under Pennsylvania fall down accident law, the injured person must be able to prove the following elements:
- the defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff,
- the defendant breached that duty by committing some act of negligence,
- that breach (negligence) caused the injury, and
- resulting damages.
Many slip and fall accident lawsuits revolve around proving negligence. Negligence in a slip and fall case may be an action on the part of the property owner which creates a dangerous condition. For example, a property owner who negligently performs work on a step, which then causes a fall accident, may be liable. In addition, negligence in a slip and fall case may be a failure to act (i.e., failing to shovel and salt sidewalk after a snowstorm).
It is important to discuss any potential slip and fall accident case with a lawyer in order to properly determine the viability of the case.
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