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    Default Slip and Fall

    My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Pennsylvania

    My 17 year old daughter was on a class trip down in Gettysburg, PA. We live in NJ. She has Asperger's syndrome, which is a high functioning austic spectrum disorder. While she was down there, her and a few classmates walked to the pool area. She did not go swimming and after a while became bored and went back to the hotel room. She was running and had slippers with a rubberized sole. She slipped and fell and broke her ankle. Should I consult and attorney regarding this? Thanks in advance....

    Dawn

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    Default Re: Slip and Fall

    is there a reason she slipped and fell?

    You generally cannot sue (successfully) unless there was a negligent act by the property owners.

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    Default Re: Slip and Fall

    Agree, need more details. You said she was running. How/why did she slip & fall?

    Thanks.

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    She was running on the sidewalk....tripped and fell. She said she is not sure why she tripped and fell, it happened very quickly. She said she waited there until someone came by and they carried her to the teachers room. She went from in the hotel to the car, to the hospital, to the car, to the hotel, to the car and that was when she was picked up by her aunt, my sister. She lives closer to Gettysburg, PA than me so she picked up my daughter and we met half way. Anyhow, she did not see the area afterward, and she really didn't pay too much attention before that. An accident report was filed with the hotel so I am not sure exactly what it states because I never heard from anyone. Nobody at the school even called me to tell me that they were bringing her for x-ray or when they found out that her ankle was broken so I don't think they would have taken notice....but thats a whole other story. To be honest, Im not as concerned about a law suit against the hotel unless negligence was the reason. However, if there is a case, I will file a suit. Mine will eventually be after the schools....so when I get a few extra minutes, I'll post on the educational law forum.

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    Default Re: Slip and Fall

    She was running on the sidewalk....tripped and fell.
    She said she is not sure why she tripped and fell, it happened very quickly
    To be honest, Im not as concerned about a law suit against the hotel unless negligence was the reason
    you have posted absolutely nothing that may even infer the hotel was negligent in any manner what-so-ever.

    However, if there is a case, I will file a suit. Mine will eventually be after the schools
    and what do you intend on suing the school for? Where is their culpability in this situation?

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    and what do you intend on suing the school for? Where is their culpability in this situation?[/quote]

    I am not going after the school for her slip and fall....but to answer your question, violation of her IEP would be a start....

    Again, Im not sure if the hotel was negligent, I guess to find the out I would have to return to the hotel and check out the area of the accident on my own.

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