A: In many slip and fall or trip and fall accident cases, a department store will be held liable for the accident and resulting injuries. However, in order to prevail, the store must have been negligent in some way and as the plaintiff in a negligence lawsuit, you must be able to prove this. Read more about Pennsylvania slip and fall law and department store liability.
Some generally actionable acts of negligence include:
- allowing a dangerous condition to exist, such as an uneven walkway,
- failing to correct a dangerous condition like a pipe that leaks water on a bathroom floor, or
- failing to inspect a premises for dangerous conditions like food.
Each case is unique and whether negligence can be proven sufficiently depends on the specific facts of the case. For instance, how long a defect or dangerous condition was allowed to exist is a very important issue in any fall down accident case. It is important to have a potential case evaluated by an experienced Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawyer as soon as possible. Doing so better preserves the evidence.
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