A: You may have a case, but it is crucial to talk to a Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawyer immediately because cases against government entities require compliance with laws specific to governments. Most importantly, there is a 180 day formal notice requirement. An injured person with a potential case against a government entity is required to serve notice of the accident within 180 days or 6 months of the accident. Failure to serve the notice may result in dismissal of the case.
Liability of government entities in Philadelphia is premised on the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act which specifies liability of local entities for defects of a sidewalk. It is very important to gather evidence of the defect, in order to prevail in the case. Read more about Philadelphia government liability for sidewalks of public buildings here.
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Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyers
The Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area and always offer a free consultation:
- PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
- NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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