Many people are surprised to learn that there can be multiple defendants in a slip and fall accident case. The key in determining the proper defendants depends on the type of business/area where the fall accident occurred.
Many businesses hire outside companies to maintain properties. Shopping malls, shopping plazas, apartment complexes, and large commercial buildings usually hire outside contractors. Therefore, slip and fall accident cases which occur at malls, plazas, etc. usually involve the owner as well as the property maintenance company.
In general, in most slip and fall cases, the owner and/or property management company’s commercial insurance company will be responsible for paying any judgement or financial compensation award. That is the nature of liability insurance – an insurance company promises to provide coverage for an accident on the insured premises or business. The same goes for a homeowner who has homeowners insurance coverage. Accident claims against a homeowner will be paid out of any applicable homeowners insurance coverage.
It is important to have any fall accident case, such as a slip and fall accident case, evaluated immediately in order to identify the correct parties and protect the injured party’s rights.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers
Schwartz & Blackman has been representing the injured and their families for over thirty years in slip and fall accident cases. Our firm offers a free consultation for all Pennsylvania and New Jersey injury and accident victims. Call now and ask for your free consultation. 215.925.4451
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