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Slip and Fall Lawyer

Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and Fall Accidents can be quite humiliating when they occur in the public eye. People who fall and hurt themselves are subjected to all the on lookers who see you on the ground. In some cases you may see a victim really get injured during one of these accidents but resist showing pain from their fall. This type of response often stems from embarrassment; it does not mean that they are not hurt. The key to winning a slip and fall case depends on your status upon the property that you fell on and whether you have evidence of fault.

There are three types of status for a victim. First is the invitee status. This is when you go to a store, market or other place for business. An invitee is a person who is on another's property at the other person's invitation. An invitation can be implied such as any retail store that you shop in. The duty of an owner of a retail establishment is a high one. Of the three statuses, the highest duty is owed to an invitee. For example, a person that slips in a market still has to prove fault on the market, but the market is held to a high standard to make sure that spills are identified quickly and that they are cleaned properly. The next level of status is the licensee. A licensee is owed a lesser duty than an invitee, and the instances most recognizable for this status is when you are visit a friend's home or stop by a neighbor to drop something off. The duty is to make sure that you do not allow a licensee to get injured by known dangers. The last is the trespasser. There is very little duty if any owed to a person who is trespassing on another's property. The owner is insulated from liability unless he affirmatively does something to injure the trespassing public.

The proof that is required in the average Slip and Fall with an invitee plaintiff is actual knowledge of the hazard or that the owner should have known that the hazard existed. Let's take the supermarket example again. You are walking through the juice section of the store and you are looking at exactly what the store wants you to be looking - at the products on the shelves. They are there for you to buy and they attract your attention. You then slip in water on the floor and hurt yourself badly. You may think that the fact that you were not looking at the floor because the displayed items on the shelves caught your attention and you were looking at those items instead of what you were walking in. You may be correct, but you still have to prove that the store knew or should have known that the water was on the floor. There are many ways to prove this in a case. However, you need a lawyer to assist you with your claim. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys and staff have the required experience to assist you with all the details. If you or a loved one are suffering from injuries from a slip and fall, call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our staff and attorneys are available at all times and the consultation is always free.

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