Was Your Slip-And-Fall Accident Caused By A Safety Hazard?
Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability accidents. While these cases often seem fairly simple to injury victims, attorneys know that proving liability can be a challenge.
At Shelly Law Offices, LLC, our lawyer has the experience to establish liability and recover compensation for clients. We will review your case and discuss your options with you so you can decide how to move forward.
Holding Pennsylvania Property Owners Accountable
Injuries from slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents can occur on residential or commercial property that may include homes, apartments, town homes, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, discount stores, shopping malls, parking lots, convenience stores and gas stations. We have experience with a broad range of property types.
Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall cases may involve issues such as:
- Faulty steps or stairwells and lack of handrails
- Broken tiles
- Uneven pavement or potholes
- Slick or wet surfaces
- Objects on the ground
- Ice or snow that has not been cleared from pedestrian areas
Falling can cause serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, joint injuries, spinal cord injuries, and back or neck injuries. In the most severe cases, a fall can result in death. We will seek compensation from the negligent party for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Families of wrongful death victims may be entitled to additional damages.
‘Watch Where You’re Going’ Only Goes So Far
Property owners have a legal duty to ensure their premises are safe for patrons, tenants or visitors. In a slip-and-fall case, we have to prove damages (harm) as well as liability (responsibility). Did the property owner know of an unsafe condition and fail to fix it? Should the owner have discovered the safety hazard through regular maintenance and inspection?