I fell at a hotel bar in Philadelphia. I’m not sure if there was an incident report. Can I recover for my injuries?


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A: Falling at a hotel or any premises, in and of itself, does not make the premises owner liable for the accident. In order to succeed in a Philadelphia hotel accident lawsuit, you must be able to show/prove exactly what caused you to fall. There must be evidence of negligence, such as a leaky roof which caused a puddle of water to accumulate, or a spilled drink which was left on the floor for a long period of time.

In addition, an incident report is by no means required to move forward with a slip and fall lawsuit in Philadelphia. Such reports can be helpful in identifying potential witnesses, such as the bartender, waitress, etc. who cleaned up the defect.

So long as there is evidence of the hotel, bar or restaurant’s negligence and you’re able to prove that the negligence is what caused the accident, you would be able to recover for your injuries. However, each case is unique and it is important to discuss the specifics of your case with a qualified lawyer prior to taking any action.

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Published: June 14, 2012