Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyers
If you’ve fallen and injured yourself as a result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve to compensated for your medical treatment, loss of employment income, and pain and suffering. While you heal, we’ll help you recover. Call the Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers at Green and Schafle today.
Every year, according to the National Safety Council, around nine million Americans will visit an emergency room to treat injuries due to a slip, trip, or fall. Many of the most serious accidents will in one way or another be due to someone’s negligence.
This is where what are called premises liability laws come into play. These laws, which vary state to state, are in place to compel property and business owners to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition, thus protecting patrons and the general public from undue harm and injury. When you slip and fall because of unsafe conditions you were not alerted to, you are entitled to take civil action against the culprit, and you can recover substantial monetary damages, most typically from liability insurance providers.
Gravity Is Everywhere, and So Are Slip and Fall Hazards
People often blame themselves (“I’m just clumsy”) for a bad slip and fall incident when in fact it was not their fault at all. Slip and falls accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, no matter how clumsy or graceful, careful or careless you are. Of course, bad weather conditions are a major contributing factor in many slip and fall accidents, but they are not an excuse for property owners to fail to, at the very least, alert and/or warn customers that there is a hazard present.
Premises liability law also provides for situations in which property owners should have reasonably known there was a hazard present, even when in actual fact they did not know. As you can imagine, slip and fall cases can get complicated, which is why it is best to immediately contact an experienced personal injury attorney after having received medical treatment for your injuries.
Some common causes of slip, trip, and fall personal injury accidents:
- Grease on the floor of a restaurant
- Wet or uneven flooring
- Slick or icy sidewalks
- Loose carpet
- Faulty escalators or broken stairs
- Unsafe or unsecured ladders
- Unguarded heights
- Clutter and debris
Don’t Let Your Slip and Fall Case Slip Away
Since clear liability in slip and fall cases often involves hazards or dangerous conditions which should have easily been remedied by a negligent property or business owner, all too often immediately after you suffer a slip and fall accident, the offending hazard or conditions will mysteriously vanish. The mops and rock salt will come out; the Wet Floor sign will magically appear.
That is why, if at all possible, victims of a slip and fall should make every effort not only to record their injuries at the time of the occurrence and continuously thereafter, but also to document or photograph the hazard or condition that brought them to grief in the first place. Of course, this may not be possible, as a trip to the emergency room does not leave much time for snapping photos. But any and all record of the premises that caused your slip and fall accident can be an enormous help in the effort to establish liability on the party of the culprit.
Philadelphia Slip and Fall Attorneys
The slip and fall lawyers at Green & Schafle understand what a major setback a bad slip and fall accident can be. There are your medical treatment costs to consider, loss of employment, pain and suffering…
We want to help. You can count on us to use our skills and experience to advocate for you and seek maximum recovery of your damages.
If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a slip and fall injury, please contact our attorneys immediately for a free consultation toll-free at 1-855-462-3330 or via email by clicking here.