A “slip and fall” case is a type of premises liability case in which a person falls by slipping or tripping due to an unsafe condition. Often this can result in serious injuries such as broken bones, fractures, concussions, lacerations and bruising. Only motor vehicle accidents result in more cases of serious injury.
Slip and fall accident claims can be some of the most difficult to win, but there’s no overlooking the pain and damages suffered. If you think you have a potential claim, you should document the evidence as soon as possible by taking photographs of where the slip and fall happened. Do this before the dangerous conditions are corrected. Then file a report with the nearest authority, such as a restaurant manager or building supervisor. If either of these is not possible, call us and we will have them done for you. We will also answer any questions about your claim.
Slip and Fall Accidents
In Pennsylvania, it is the responsibility of commercial and private property owners to maintain safe conditions for people using or working on the premises. If a safety hazard has caused you injury at a home, office building, apartment building, school, shopping mall or restaurant, you may be able to make a liability claim. Other examples of premises that must be kept safe include nursing homes, grocery stores, amusement parks, hotels, public buildings, casinos, and even construction sites and loading docks. A hazardous condition can be as basic as insufficient lighting, poorly kept carpet or a spilled substance on the floor, but faulty railings or missing handrails, snow and ice, poorly marked steps, misaligned edges and uneven surfaces can also lead to a premises liability claim.
Delaware County Slip and Fall Claim
If you or a loved one have been injured and believe that you may have a potential premises liability claim contact the lawyers here. Our experienced lawyers are here to help you recover for whatever injuries you may have suffered because of some other individual’s negligent or careless actions or inactions. As a result of such injuries you may be entitled to monetary damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, and reimbursement or payment of medical expenses resulting from the injuries.
For a free consultation, call us today. We also make in-home appointments.