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I slipped and fell in a store and broke my anckle the stoe is claoming no fault do i have a claim

Reynoldsville, PA |

i slipped while shopping like many times ans i was on the floor in pain I told them i didnt know what i slipped on so im not sure what to do,,,,,,i cant work for at least 8 week

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Slip and fall cases require that the injured party prove that the store knew or should have known of a dangerous condition. In this particular case, you don't seem to know what you slipped on. Therefore, there needs to be a quick investigation into whether the store has video of the incident or if there are any witnesses, including store personnel, who have information as to what caused you to fall and how it got there. Depending on the facts and circumstances, you may have a viable claim for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.

You should contact a Pennsylvania personal injury as soon as possible to conduct an investigation and advise you as to your rights.

Good luck.


You may have a claim if the store was negligent. My firm only handles catastrophic injury claims however. You can search Avvo's "find a lawyer" for a personal injury lawyer in Pennsylvania who can investigate your claim. Good luck to you.

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Those who slip and fall in a store or any other commercial property do not have an automatic claim against the owners of the property. Instead, it must be proven that the owners of the property did something, or failed to do something, that constitutes negligent conduct. Click the link below for a general summary on this:

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Unfortunately, you have the common misconception the when something bad happens to you, somebody has to pay. A slip and fall case has to be based upon evidence of negligent maintainance of property which allows a dangerous condition to develop, negligent failure to remove a dangerous condition after notice that it exists (such as not mopping up water dragged into an entryway during a rainstorm, on a slick floor in a store that you entered after the rain had been coming down for a while). You need facts that show the store did or didn't do something that should have been done and you fell because of that. In Pennsylvania, slip and fall cases are almost never slam dunks. If you don't know what caused you to slip and you admitted that to the shop people, at the time, your prospects of a successful claim are grim. Sometimes accidents just happen.

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As the person alleging a claim against another person or business, you have the burden of proving they are negligent. If you are unable to prove negligence, you won't be able to recover. The store may be insured and if so the insurance may include some medical coverage for somebody injured on the premises regardless of fault. You should check into this or consult an attorney to check into it for you.


see a lawyer someone needs to do a fact investigation if your rights are going to be protected.

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The above answers are correct. However, I do not understand what caused the fall. If you would like to discuss further, please see below.

Please note that we are not forming an attorney - client relationship and the advice is meant to be general. Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky 1616 Walnut Street Suite 2110 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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