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Premises Liability Claim Filed Against Company After Woman Falls

February 12, 2016

A slip-and-fall accident in Pennsylvania may happen instantly but can leave scars that last for a lifetime. One woman in another state apparently suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident. She has filed a premises liability claim as a result; however, the defendants assert that her claim has no details.

According to the complaint, the woman slipped and fell at a property one day as a result of defects on this property. The woman said her fall occurred because the defendants did not maintain the property. The defendants are also being accused of failing to inspect and repair the premises. In her suit, the woman is seeking more than $50,000 in damages; she is also seeking attorney fees plus costs and additional relief from the defendants.

The defendants, however, recently filed objections to the complaint. One objection has to do with improper service. Another one has to do with the counts’ reported lack of specificity in the woman’s complaint. The woman’s complaint is now subject to a motion to dismiss, which means the plaintiff may lose without even having the chance to present her case to a jury, or her attorney may have to redraft her complaint properly.

When a property owner in Pennsylvania is careless in keeping up his or her property, this person may be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result. An individual who is injured on dangerous property, such as in a slip-and-fall accident, has the right to file a premises liability claim, seeking damages that — if achieved — may help to cover the individual’s medical costs. Proper legal guidance is necessary to draft the paperwork and see that it is properly served and properly presented in court.

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