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Will I need expert witnesses for my Pennsylvania slip and fall case?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

You may very well need experts for your Pennsylvania slip and fall case. You’re certainly gonna need experts to prove your injury under Pennsylvania law. To prove a physical injury, you have to have a medical expert write a report and testify within a reasonable degree of medical certainty what your injury is. You… Read More »

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Who pays my medical bills if I am injured in a Pennsylvania slip and fall accident?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The person who’s responsible for your injuries. The question really is when. Often, in a business setting, when you fall in somebody’s business, the insurance company has med-pay, a policy of insurance that will pay your medical bills immediately. Sometimes, if you fall in a place that doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have med-pay,… Read More »

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What should I look for in hiring an attorney to represent me in my Pennsylvania slip and fall case?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A great lawyer with experience. You should look for an attorney, really a law firm, that has decades and decades of experience winning fall cases. You should look for an attorney that’s compassionate, hard working and diligent. You should look for an attorney that’s gonna work hard immediately on your case to preserve the… Read More »

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What should I do after I fall to protect my rights?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

You should take stock of where you are and what’s around you. You should take immediate note of what it is that made you fall, and try to get photographs of it. I would also try to get the identification, name and address and phone number, of anybody who witnessed you fall. You should… Read More »

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What is a hazardous condition and who is responsible for it?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In the context of a slip and fall claim, a hazardous condition is a condition that a reasonable person wouldn’t have left there and that’s dangerous, that can cause a fall and an injury. A hazardous condition can be anything from, again, a hole, a crack, a substance on the floor, something that you… Read More »

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What compensation am I entitled to for a slip and fall injury in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

If you’re injured in a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania, there are two main components of damages. One would be your economic damages, which are your wage loss, your out-of-pocket expenses, your outstanding medical bills. There would also be your non-economic damages, which is your pain and suffering, any scarring that you may… Read More »

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What are the common causes of slip and fall accidents?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The common cause of a slip and fall accidents is somebody else’s negligence. How that can come in the form of a hole, a crack. It can come in the form of stairs that are not up to building code. It can come in the form of somebody leaving water or some slippery substance… Read More »

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Should I take any photographs if I was injured in a slip and fall?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

If you’re injured in a slip and fall incident, you should absolutely take photographs. The importance of taking photographs after falling is that it captures how the condition appeared at the time of your fall and it’s crucial in resolving disputes as to who was to blame.

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I was injured on someone else’s property. What should I do?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

If you’re injured on someone else’s property, you should take stock of what happened and where you were. Figure out what injured you and how you were injured, and then if you can, try to get photographs of that which hurt you. Then contact a lawyer. The lawyer will conduct an independent investigation, getting… Read More »

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I fell at a Pennsylvania business and the manager wants me to fill out some paperwork known as an incident report. What should I do?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Don’t fill anything out. Give them your name, give them your address, and call a lawyer. Let the lawyer do the interacting with the defendants, the store, or the Pennsylvania business where you fell. Let the lawyer figure out what the defect was, why you fell, and what they’re responsible for. Don’t fill out… Read More »

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