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Stadiums and Personal Injury in Philadelphia

Solomon, Sherman & Gabay Personal Injury

As the season of sports, festivals, and live music kicks into gear, more and more Philadelphians are leaving the house and going to their favorite stadiums and venues to have some fun. This is a great time for individuals and families alike, providing a great environment for socialization and entertainment.

In any case, many of these situations come with inherent risks. In the case of stadiums, it is not uncommon for fans to get caught up in all the excitement and commotion, becoming injured in slip and fall accidents, among others. Call Solomon Sherman & Gabay today to learn more about the legal implications of slip and falls at stadiums and venues.

How Slip and Falls Happen in Stadiums and Venues

There are many different ways in which someone may be injured at a stadium or venue. One of these examples includes slip and fall accidents. Incidents in which there are wet surfaces after rain, snow, or ice, condiments or drinks that have been spilled on the ground, and dropped possessions of other people can all contribute to slip and falls. While an accident such as one of these can ruin someone’s day, it may become a much more serious situation after debts begin to rack up from medical bills, lost income, and more.

It should not be forgotten, however, that poorly maintained infrastructure inside and outside of the venue can contribute to accidents that result in an injury. When this is combined with alcohol and other drugs, a recipe for disaster is in the making. Yet amongst all of these possibilities, many questions begin to arise concerning liability. Is the person injured at fault? Is it the responsibility of the stadium? How about one of the people whose purse I tripped over? All these questions and more can be answered by an experienced lawyer.

Who Is Liable for my Slip and Fall?

In order to prove that someone else is responsible for your slip and fall, one must prove negligence in some capacity. This may be the absence of a “slippery when wet” sign, improper maintenance that has not kept the venue up to code, or improper construction of infrastructure relating to stadium safety. In these scenarios, the venue and staff would be negligent and responsible for your fall.

In an incident in which a court rules that another patron of the venue produced extenuating circumstances that resulted in your slip and fall, they may be found liable for your accident. However, it is important to remember that Pennsylvania is a modified comparative negligence state – meaning that you may be entitled to partial compensation at least, if not full reimbursement.

Being a modified comparative negligence state, Pennsylvania allows individuals who have suffered a slip and fall to recover compensation even if they are partially responsible for the accident. Yet Pennsylvania is unique from other states in the sense that if a party was 51% or over at fault, they are no longer able to recover compensation for the accident.

Handling a Slip and Fall Case Has Never Been so Easy

While the process of determining liability and the proper amount of compensation that you were entitled to may seem daunting and overwhelming, our Philadelphia slip and fall attorneys from Solomon Sherman & Gabay have the experience necessary to successfully handle your case. You can contact us 24/7 by calling us at 215-665-1100 or by clicking here where you can speak with a representative. Reach out to us as soon as possible so that we are better able to assess and pursue your case.