I slipped and fell in a restaurant in Philadelphia. Should I talk to a lawyer?


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It depends. If there are no real injuries, then it is probably not worth the effort of finding and consulting with a trusted slip and fall accident lawyer. Under Pennsylvania slip and fall accident law, one of the elements necessary to prevail in a lawsuit is damages. The person must show that they suffered an injury as a result of the accident. If there are no injuries, then there is no need to proceed. However, it is important to note that in some instances, what initially seems like a perfectly minor injury turns out to be a serious one. For example, what seems to be a minor knee bruise may later be discovered to be a serious ligament or cartilage injury which requires surgery. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to symptoms and report any changes to your doctor. In such a situation, it would also be wise to seek a consultation with a fall accident lawyer.

If the injuries are serious, it is wise to seek advice of a lawyer immediately. There are many time-sensitive factors which must be addressed. For example, in the days and weeks after a fall accident occurs, the store/business may correct the defect. Without evidence of the nature and extent of the defect, the case becomes that much harder to prove. Click here to read about other time-sensitive factors in a fall down accident case.


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