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Slip + Fall Accidents

Does Your Pennsylvania Injury Constitute a PA Slip & Fall or Premises Liability Accident?

If you have been injured on industrial, residential, or commercial property in an accident caused by another party's negligence, you may be able to file a legal claim for compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and time away from work or lost future earnings. You may be wondering what constitutes negligence in a Pennsylvania slip and fall or premises liability accident, or you may have arrived on this site wondering what the term premises liability means. Simply put, premises liability refers to the responsibility of property owners to maintain safe areas, facilities, or grounds (premises) and have proper signage or other forms of warning regarding potential hazards. When visitors are injured because of defective sidewalks, slippery surfaces, or other safety hazards, property owners are often held liable for such injuries.

Among the common forms of negligence in Philadelphia and it's surrounding area's slip and fall cases are the following:

  • Uneven, cracked, or defective sidewalks
  • Potholes or other road hazards
  • Obstructions on walkways or floors
  • Unmarked or poorly lit stairs, stairwells, or paths
  • Slippery or unbalanced tiling or flooring
  • Icy surfaces or ground that hasn't been cleared of snow or other hazards.

The above list is not comprehensive: if any unsafe condition on a property, whether public or private, has resulted in injury for you or a loved one, you may be able to file a Pennsylvania premises liability claim. Slip-and-fall accidents (or accidents caused by tripping) are perhaps the most commonly mentioned types of premises liability accidents, but many other forms exist.

If you are unsure if your accident constitutes a premises liability claim, do not hesitate to contact us for free answers to your important questions regarding premises liability and slip and fall accidents in Montgomery County (Norristown), Chester County (West Chester and Paoli), Delaware County (Media), Berks County (Reading), Camden County, Bucks County, King of Prussia, or any other surrounding area.

If you have sustained a serious injury in a Philadelphia or surrounding area premises liability accident, you may have been hurt in one of the following types of incidents:

  • An elevator accident (often involving a fall down the elevator shaft)
  • A swimming pool accident or drowning accident (sometimes resulting in the wrongful death of a loved one)
  • A slip-and-fall accident or accident occurring after tripping an accident in a store, restaurant, hotel, or another public place
    (such as a shopping mall)
  • A trip, slip, fall, or other kind of accident on a sidewalk
  • An accident in which a deck or parking building collapses
  • An accident caused by the absence of hand rails in a location in which hand rails are needed
  • An accident occurring near a construction zone
  • A chemical leak or spill (or exposure to toxic chemicals)
  • A stairwell or stairway accident
  • A dog bite or attack by a dog
  • Another type of accident on industrial, commercial, or residential property.


As you may already know, Philadelphia slip-and-fall and other premises liability accidents can cause a number of injuries, ranging from minor bruises and cuts to burn injuries, back or spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, or even fatal injuries.

If you or a family member have suffered an injury in a Pennsylvania premises liability accident, contact Brad Cooper using the confidential online form or at the numbers below.

If you simply want questions answered, would like free resources concerning your accident or injury, or need help now, he will answer your questions for free with regard for your unique circumstances.

Philadelphia Office: 215-545-7777
Toll-Free: 888-545-4755

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