I slipped at a store in Philadelphia. What can I expect to happen with my lawsuit?


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A: What happens in a slip and fall or trip and fall lawsuit in the Philadelphia court system depends on multiple factors such as the nature of the injuries, proof of liability, type of defendants, etc. However, most slip and fall injury cases follow a similar process.

After the Complaint is filed, the defendant(s) will be served with a copy. If there are any preliminary motions, courts in Philadelphia will decide them without holding hearings. This is common practice in Philadelphia due to the busy dockets.

In the Philadelphia court system, all cases are assigned to a trial track, in order to move cases along. Most slip and fall cases will be assigned to an expedited track of approximately 9 months. Some slip and fall cases will be assigned to the standard track, or 1 year.

During the discovery process, the parties will exchange documents and depose witnesses. Experts may be needed depending on the type of case and injuries involved. After discovery is complete, the parties will prepare their cases for trial and may reach settlement prior to trial.

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Published: May 12, 2012