Slip & Fall

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  • Do You Have Grounds To Seek Compensation For Owner Negligence?

    || 21-Dec-2015

    In a Pennsylvania premises liability claim, a victim's ability to take legal action against the owner will depend upon whether they were an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. In this blog, our Philadelphia personal injury attorney discusses these three legal statuses. For the dedicated counsel you need in your injury claim, call our firm today at (215) 569-1500. Invitee An invitee is a person ...
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  • Attorney Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. Mentioned in Slip and Fall Article

    || 6-Jun-2013

    In a recent article that the The Inquirer wrote about the local subways system's problem with slip and fall accidents, many different professionals who deal with these types of incidents were referenced. Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. from our firm was one of those professionals. The lawyer serves as an aggressive legal advocate for injury victims who were harmed ...
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  • Worker Dies at CSC Sugar Plant After Falling Into Sugar Hopper

    || 28-Feb-2013

    Falls Township, PA – A worker was found dead after slipping and falling directly into a large sugar hopper at a processing plant in Falls Township, Bucks County on Monday afternoon February 25 th. According to police, the temporary worker was walking across a catwalk when he slipped and fell into a large sugar vat. Workers noticed that the man was missing, so authorities were called to CSC ...
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  • If you or someone you know slip and fall due to snow, ice, liquid or other slippery condition, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries, medical bills and lost wages from the liability insurance company that insures the business or individual that is responsible to inspect and maintain the location where you fell. Your claim for compensation for your physical injuries, medical bills ...
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  • Slip and Falls on Entirely Natural Accumulations of Snow or Ice

    || 26-Nov-2012

    To prevail on a personal injury claim arising out of a slip and fall on snow or ice, the injured person must prove that the person or business entity responsible to maintain the property was negligent. Negligence is breaching a duty owed to someone. To prove negligence, you must prove that the person or business entity responsible to maintain the property had a duty to remove the slippery snow or ...
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  • Sometimes when a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, they can pursue a claim for personal injuries, known as pain and suffering, if their injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or business. Sometimes when a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, they can pursue a worker's compensation claim for ...
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  • Slip and Falls on Black Ice

    || 6-Feb-2012

    People slip and fall on ice more than snow. Often times the ice appears to look like water, but in reality it is ice. This situation is often referred to as black ice. Because black ice is thin and appears slightly darker than the surrounding pavement it is laying on, it often appears similar to water. Whether a person injured by a slip and fall on black ice can pursue a personal injury claim in ...
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  • In Pennsylvania when a person enters another's land, under the law they are either a trespasser, a licensee or an invitee. The Possessor of land owes a different duty to each type of entrant upon his or her land. A trespasser is a person who enters or remains upon the land without the permission of the possessor of land. Consequently the possessor of land owes a trespasser the least duty of ...
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  • In Pennsylvania when a person enters another's land, under the law they are either a trespasser, a licensee or an invitee. The possessor of the land owes a different duty to each type of entrant upon his or her land. A trespasser is a person who enters or remains upon the land without the permission of the possessor of land. Consequently the possessor of land owes a trespasser the least duty ...
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  • Pennsylvania is technically a Commonwealth and not a State. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is immune from law suits for any personal injury claims pursuant to 1 Pa. C.S. §2310 and 42 Pa. C.S. §8521. Fortunately, there are nine exceptions to the general rule of immunity and two of them involves streets, roads and highways owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.. 42 Pa. C.S. § ...
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  • Slip and Falls, Trip and Falls on Sidewalks and Real Property Owned by SEPTA

    || 1-Aug-2011

    SEPTA, otherwise known as the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority was created by the State of Pennsylvania and is a "Commonwealth agency." As a Commonwealth agency, SEPTA, as well as all state created agencies, is immune from suit for any personal injury claims pursuant to 1 Pa. C.S. §2310 and 42 Pa. C.S. §8521. Fortunately, there are nine exceptions to the general ...
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  • Pennsylvania is a Comparative Negligence State. Pennsylvania's Comparative Negligence Act allows an injured person to recover against all negligent defendant(s) whose combined negligence totals 50% or greater. See 42 P.S. § 7102. In every negligence case, a Pennsylvania court after hearing the evidence will apportion 100 percentage points of negligence among all the parties, including the ...
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  • The City of Philadelphia, as well as all cities, municipalities and townships in Pennsylvania are "local governmental agencies." As a local governmental agency, the The City of Philadelphia, as well as all cities, municipalities and townships are immune from suit, for any personal injuries or property damage claims pursuant to 42 Pa. C.S. §8541. Fortunately, there are eight ...
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  • The City of Philadelphia, as well as all cities, towns and school districts in Pennsylvania are "local governmental agencies." As a local governmental agency, the The City of Philadelphia, as well as all cities, towns and school districts are immune from suit, for any personal injuries or property damage claims pursuant to 42 Pa. C.S. §8541. Fortunately, there are eight exceptions ...
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  • Slip and falls on snow and ice is a very serious hazard in the Philadelphia area during the winter months. The time period to remove snow and ice from sidewalks varies from township to township in the Greater Philadelphia area. The majority of Townships and Boroughs require the sidewalks to be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after the precipitation has ceased. However, some Townships and ...
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  • The City of Philadelphia, as well as all cities, towns and school districts in Pennsylvania are "local governmental agencies." As a local governmental agency, the The City of Philadelphia, as well as all cities, towns and school districts are immune from suit, for any personal injuries or property damage claims pursuant to 42 Pa. C.S. §8541. Fortunately, there are eight exceptions ...
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  • To prevent pedestrians slipping and falling on snow and ice covered sidewalks, property owners, businesses, tenants and residents responsible for their sidewalks must clear a path free of snow and ice at least 36 inches wide on their sidewalk including the curb cuts within six hours of the end of a snowfall or freezing rain. They can not shovel or sweep the snow into the street. The penalty for ...
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