A: In most cases, there is no requirement that any notice be given to the property owner in order to be able to make a claim or succeed in a lawsuit. However, there is one major exception. In cases where the property owner is a local, state or federal government agency, there are statutory notice requirements which must be met as a precondition to filing a lawsuit. Failure to do so may result in dismissal of the case.
Under Pennsylvania law, pedestrians injured on a sidewalk must be able to show what caused them to trip or slip. Not only is the plaintiff’s testimony very important, it is also important to have corroborating evidence. For example, having pictures of the defect or an eyewitness testify can make all the difference in a slip and fall or trip and fall case.
Related Pennsylvania Sidewalk & Fall Down Legal Articles:
- Pennsylvania Sidewalk Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents at Work in Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Sidewalk Accident Law – Local Government Liability
For more information, contact our Pennsylvania sidewalk accident lawyers at 215.925.4451. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation.
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Published: August 27, 2012