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Slip and fall accidents are so jarring because they often happen when we least expect them. If you have recently been injured on another person’s property, you most likely now require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about slip and fall injuries and how we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

What should I do if I am injured in another person’s property?

If you are injured on another person’s property, whether it be a parking lot, stairway, sidewalk, or otherwise, you should take several steps to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. They are as follows:

  1. First, call the police. They will document the incident and send an ambulance.
  2. Next, take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident before the negligent party has a chance to clear them away.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, email address, or any other means by which you may contact them.
  4. Ask your doctor for medical documentation pertaining to the origin and extent of your injuries.
  5. Retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to win your claim. As long as you can prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to fix them, and that you were injured as a result, there is a very good chance you will recover compensation.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Pennsylvania?

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident and wish to file a personal injury claim, you will have to abide by the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is two years, giving the wrongly injured two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years to sue, you will be barred from doing so. Many individuals wait to see if their injuries heal on their own before filing, however, we cannot advise you do so. The sooner you file, the greater your chances of winning your claim. We are ready to help you through every step of the process ahead–all you have to do is ask.


There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.