What You Need to Know About Slip and Fall Accidents in Pennsylvania

Though most serious accidents happen on the road, the truth is, accidents causing injuries can happen anytime, anywhere. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after being injured in a slip and fall accident?

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, whether on a sidewalk, in a store, or otherwise, there are several basic steps you should take to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:

  1. First, call the police. They will send an ambulance to the scene to transport you to a hospital for treatment. If you were injured in a store, such as a supermarket, ask to speak with the store manager, and ensure they file an incident report.
  2. From here, take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused you to slip and fall.
  3. Next, ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at a later date.
  4. Ensure you receive medical documentation pertaining to your injuries after you are treated by a physician.
  5. Retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result.

How long will I have to sue after being injured in a slip and fall accident in PA?

If you are injured on another person’s property, you may wish to wait to file your premises liability claim to see if your injuries heal on their own. Unfortunately, this decision oftentimes comes back to haunt the wrongly injured, as there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time people have to sue after an accident. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue. That being said, if you were injured on property owned by a municipality, you will have far less time to file a Notice of Claim, which is why you must ensure you hire an experienced Montgomery County personal injury attorney immediately who can assess the circumstances of your accident and ensure you file your claim in a timely fashion.


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