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Slip And Fall Accidents

Pennsylvania Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers

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Though they are often thought of as minor incidents, slip and fall accidents are actually incredibly dangerous. These incidents are unpredictable and can happen anywhere at any time. In the vast majority of cases, slip and fall accidents are not the result of the victim’s clumsiness but, rather, a property owner’s failure to maintain reasonably safe premises. If you slipped, tripped, and fell as a result of unsafe property conditions, you could be eligible to file what is known as a premises liability claim and seek compensation for your losses, including your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Since 2000, the Pennsylvania slip and fall accident attorneys at Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC have been fighting for severely injured victims across Eastern Pennsylvania, including those in Philadelphia, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre. Our attorneys understand how difficult the recovery process can be and, as such, are ready to seek justice on your behalf.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident and you believe a property owner’s negligence is to blame, contact us at (877) 989-4878 to schedule a free consultation today.

What Is a Slip & Fall Accident?

A slip and fall accident refers to any situation in which a person slips and falls or trips and falls due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property and is injured as a result. It is the responsibility of the property owner to keep their premises well-maintained and reasonably safe for others. If another person—whether it’s a visitor, employee, customer, or tenant—is injured because of unsafe conditions, the property owner might be liable for the resulting damages.

However, there are different classifications of visitors to a property, each of which is owed a different duty of care:

  • Invitees: Invitees are visitors who go to a property for business purposes (restaurant, hotel, retail store, etc.). They are owed the highest duty of care.
  • Licensees: Licensees are visitors who to go a property for the mutual benefit of the property owner (relative, friend, etc.). They are owed an intermediate duty of care.
  • Trespassers: Trespassers are visitors who aren’t allowed on the property or who are unlawfully on the property, and they are owed a limited duty of care.

Property Owner Liability

No matter who is injured, someone is liable for what happened. There is always going to be someone in charge of a property, and their liability is dependent on a certain set of criteria.

This criteria includes:

  • Whether the property owner knew about the dangerous condition(s)
  • Whether the property owner should have known about the dangerous condition(s)
  • Whether the property owner created the dangerous condition(s)
  • Whether the property owner did anything to address, repair, or warn others of the dangerous condition

There are also other factors that should be considered, such as how long the dangerous condition existed, whether the injured person was careless in their actions, and whether the property owner’s attempt to fix the dangerous conditions were reasonable.

Defining Dangerous Property Conditions

As we’ve stressed earlier, slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and at any time—indoors, outdoors, day, or night. Since the Keystone State experiences all four seasons, weather can play an immense role in these types of incidents, too.

In order to bring a slip and fall claim against a property owner, one of the key elements you will need to prove is that your accident and resulting injuries were caused by a “dangerous property condition” that the property owner knew of or should have known of yet did nothing to address. But what exactly is a dangerous property condition?

Examples of common dangerous property conditions that often contribute to slip and fall accidents in Pennsylvania include:

  • Accumulated snow or ice
  • Cracked sidewalks
  • Broken floorboards
  • Bumps or snags in a rug or carpet
  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Broken stairs
  • Items blocking walkways
  • Unmarked hazards

There are multiple things that could cause someone to fall and injure themselves. The important factor in these types of claims is negligence and whether or not the property owner conducted reasonable maintenance to prevent foreseeable accidents.

Receiving Compensation for Your Injuries & Damages

After a slip and fall accident occurs, you should seek medical attention immediately. Even if you believe you were not seriously injured, you could experience complications without proper medical care.

Once you have been seen by medical professionals and have begun treatment (if necessary), your next priority should be contacting an experienced Pennsylvania slip and fall lawyer. At Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC, we will investigate your incident to the fullest extent of our abilities. We can work to find witnesses on your behalf, document the dangerous conditions on the property or premises where you were injured, and take the necessary steps to negotiate a favorable settlement from the property owner’s insurance provider. If a fair settlement is not reached, we are ready to take your case to trial.

In Pennsylvania, the compensation and damages related to injuries from slip and fall accidents are dependent on the severity of your injuries. In most instances, the victim and, sometimes, their families will be entitled to medical expenses, loss of current and future earnings, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Won for Our Clients

Slip and fall accidents aren’t always as clear cut as people think. Yes, there’s a liable party, but the extent of that party’s liability has to be determined. It’s important to have a lawyer on your side that understands such complexities.

At Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC, we believe that results matter. We know what it takes to prove liability in slip and fall accidents. With an in-depth knowledge of premises liability law, our lawyers can work to get to the bottom of your case and fight to secure the compensation you need so you can move on with your life.

Contact us online or call (877) 989-4878 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at one of our three office locations.

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