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Can I Recover Damages if I Slip and Fall on Government Property?
  • Published: November 30, 2021

What happens if you slip and fall or are injured on government property? In some cases, you may have opportunities to pursue compensation. However, suing the government for a personal injury claim is much different than suing another individual or a private corporation. This is because the government has protections that can prohibit citizens from filing tort claims. This protection is known as sovereign immunity. Can I sue Pennsylvania for my Injury?  In the United States, sovereign immunity applies to most federal and state level governments. Sovereign immunity law exempts the government from being sued by private parties. In 1946, the federal government waived rights to immunity in some…Read More

Mid Six Figure Confidential Settlement For Philadelphia Karate Injury
  • Published: November 19, 2021

The Personal Injury Professional Negligence Case In January of 2020, a 28 year old man sustained a karate injury at a Philadelphia Karate Academy where he intended to take an introductory class.  Upon entering the DOJO, an instructor greeted him and signed him up for the evening class. As part of signing up for the introductory class, the client was given a series of forms to fill out.  One of those forms was a "waiver" that was required to be signed before participating in any class.  After signing the forms and donning a gi, the client was ready for his first martial arts class.  The class began with basic…Read More

$200,000.00 Settlement for Philadelphia Fall Injury Crossing Broad Street
  • Published: November 19, 2021

Broad Street Philadelphia Fall Injury In the spring of 2018, the City of Philadelphia embarked on the Broad Street Improvement project on Broad Street south of City Hall here in Philadelphia.  The purpose of the project was to improve pedestrian safety along one of the busiest thoroughfares in Philadelphia. However, the construction of the project resulted in a dangerous condition resulting in a Philadelphia fall injury. “On a typical day, over 80,000 people pass through the intersection of Broad & Chestnut, including people walking, biking, taking a bus, and driving,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “It’s our responsibility to make investments in public infrastructure to meet their needs. However, the…Read More

Personal Injury: More Than Just Slip and Falls
  • Published: April 28, 2021

One of the most common type of personal injury cases are slip and falls. Slip and fall accidents are accidents that occur when a person slips and falls on water, obstacle or defect of property that a landowner negligently permitted to occur on their property.  However, slip and falls are a small part of a broader type of personal injury case: Premises liability. Although falls are the most common, premises liability includes any physical injuries  sustained on someone else's property due to someone else negligence. For example these can range from injuries sustained at a party at a friend's house to injuries on a work site, ski mountain, or…Read More

$300,000.00 Settlement for Philadelphia Slip and Fall
  • Published: July 8, 2020

The Injury Settlement Troy Crichton, Esq., a Philadelphia lawyer representing victims of slip and fall accidents, has secured a $300,000.00 settlement on behalf of a young woman who was injured while walking to the train. The matter settled during the discovery process of civil litigation after the defendants insurance company was presented with uncontroverted evidence that clearly displayed their liability. How did the Slip and Fall Accident Happen? The client was walking to the SEPTA train at the Yerkes Road station in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania when her foot caught on a cable that was partially buried in the ground. She fell to the ground, but still made it to…Read More

How Do I Get The Video From My Slip and Fall Accident?
  • Published: June 17, 2020

How Do I Get Video Evidence from My Slip and Fall Accident? If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident at a place of business such as a movie theater, grocery store, or parking lot, you may be wondering how you obtain a video from the slip and fall. As we all know, video surveillance is everywhere, but unfortunately, many businesses will not simply turn over video surveillance when it does not benefit them. Defendants typically will require an order from the police or subpoena before they turn over adverse evidence. But if the evidence of your slip and fall is in the possession of the persons…Read More

$800,000.00 Jury Trial Verdict for Slip & Fall in Hazelton, PA
  • Published: December 9, 2018

On October 25, 2018, after a three day jury trial before the Honorable Richard Hughes in Luzerne County, PA, a jury of twelve returned a resounding $800,000.00 verdict for a 70 year old woman who was injured while picking up her grandson from daycare in West Hazelton, PA. On February 4, 2014, my client had gone to pick up her grandson from daycare in the borough of West Hazelton. The day care did not have a parking lot and instead expected it’s customers to pull up along the curbside in front of the building. It had snowed the night before and the daycare, instead of removing all of the…Read More

Six Figure Settlement in North Philadelphia Sidewalk Fall
  • Published: September 5, 2017

The Results are in! Troy R. Crichton, Esq. negotiates six figure settlement on behalf of client in North Philadelphia sidewalk trip and fall In 2016, Minor Plaintiff, J.R. was walking with his mother near 5th and Allegheny Streets in the City and County of Philadelphia when his left foot caught on a sidewalk defect causing him to twist and fracture his tibia.  In addition to the months of missing school, sports, playing with friends and ambulating with crutches, Minor Plaintiff was also forced to undergo surgery for complications in the healing process.  This entire incident not only caused pain and suffering and a loss of enjoyment of life for…Read More

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