If You Slip & Fall on Someone Else’s Property, Hire an Experienced Slip & Fall Lawyer near Philadelphia
Pennsylvania premises liability law states that owners and property managers of public places including shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and sidewalks in residential areas must keep the premises of their property free of hazards and are responsible for the safety of all people visiting their property. Therefore, if the conditions on someone else’s property are responsible for causing you injury in a slip and fall accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you figure out the full extent of the damages you are owed and go about obtaining compensation.
When a person gets injured as a result of negligence from property management, they can be faced with medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering. An experienced slip and fall lawyer can help to ensure that you are repaid in full for your damages, both physical and emotional. Stuart Carpey is an experienced premises liability slip and fall lawyer in Philadelphia who can help you in the event of an accident.
What is Considered a Slip and Fall Accident?
“Slip and fall” and “fall down” accidents are terms used for a personal injury case in which the victim is injured from slipping or tripping and/or falling on someone else’s property, whether that’s a government, private or commercial property. Slip and fall cases usually fall under the broader category of “premises liability” claims.
Common Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability refers to the liability of a property owner whose premises, due to some inefficiency, caused injury to someone. For instance:
- Slip and fall accidents on slippery or wet surfaces
- Fall down due to broken railing on a staircase
- Fall down on an uneven or broken sidewalk
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, the steps you take immediately after the accident occurred are crucial in order to establish the best possible legal case. Here’s what you should do following a slip and fall accident:
- Seek immediate medical treatment
- Report the incident to a manager, owner or landlord- ask them to create a written report and request a copy before you leave
- Document everything and take pictures of where the incident occurred (if you are unable, ask a family member to help you with this)
- Place the shoes and clothing you were wearing in a safe storage space as they may be needed as evidence during your case
- Decline to give any statements
- Consult with a personal injury lawyer
How Pennsylvania Premises Liability Cases are Handled
Winning a premises liability claim in Pennsylvania can be a complex process. The mere presence of a defective condition on the property does not mean you will absolutely win a liability case. Pennsylvania is a comparative negligence state, meaning that it acknowledges all of the parties’ responsibility for the accident including the injured plaintiff. There are certain factors to consider in a premises liability situation, some of which a premises liability attorney in Pennsylvania will have to investigate, which include:
- What was the circumstance which led the visitor to enter the property?
- What is the use of the property where the accident took place? (home, business, other?)
- Was it foreseeable that an injury would occur on this aspect of the property?
- Were the property owner’s efforts to repair this aspect of the property reasonable? Did the owner try at all to repair or warn of the danger?
The property owner has a duty to keep his property safe and to notify you of any defects on the property, but you also have a duty to be careful and to remain aware of your surroundings.
Why Hire Stuart. A. Carpey to be Your Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer?
In the event of a fall down accident, it is important to have experience and dedication on your side. Stuart Carpey has helped countless others gain compensation for their damages in personal injury cases.
- He can help you prove that the injury was the result of someone else’s negligence.
- He can guard you from attempts by the other party or the insurance company to try to convince you to settle for less than you deserve.
- He can help you obtain full financial compensation for all of your medical expenses.
- He will stick with your case the entire way to make sure that each detail is handled with care and expertise.
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