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Philadelphia Slip And Fall Injury Lawyer
Have you slipped or tripped on someone else’s property and sustained a serious injury from it? It may be more than just a simple, commonplace accident. A slip-and-fall injury may legally entitle you to compensation under the concept of premises liability.
Under this legal concept, property owners and managers have a certain level of responsibility to keep their visitors safe. When a property owner fails to reasonably keep the premises safe and secure, leading to a visitor’s injuries, that owner may be held liable for the injuries.
To be compensated for your slip-and-fall injury, you can file a claim with the help of a reliable attorney. Having a lawyer on your side is important, as premises liability cases can be incredibly complex and challenging to prove. It is best to hire a lawyer who is knowledgeable in this specific field, skilled in negotiations, and committed to help you win.
In Pennsylvania, you can rely on the Brod Law Firm to competently fight for your maximum compensation. We are backed by 30 years of experience in the field of personal injury, helping numerous clients like you obtain what they deserve and letting them get back on track after their accidents. Consult with us for free about your slipping injury.
Causes And Examples Of Slip And Fall Accidents
A slip-and-fall accident is typically caused by a dangerous condition on the premises. It doesn’t have to be an extraordinarily hazardous condition – some of these causes are surprisingly common. Here are some examples:
- Wet floors or recently waxed floors without cautionary signs
- Poor lighting
- Cluttered walkways
- Loose floorboards
- Cracked pavement
- Potholes in the parking lot or yard
- Exposed wiring and cords
- Unstable stairs or steps
- Missing or broken handrail
- Faulty escalators or elevators
We see many of these dangerous conditions every day – at stores, restaurants, office buildings, and other spaces. They are often ignored, and property owners often turn a blind eye to the risks they cause. Unfortunately, these risky conditions can trigger accidents that lead to life-altering injuries. Among the most serious injuries that result from slip-and-fall accidents are:
- Herniated disk – This occurs when the cushioning tissue in the human spine is forced outwards, causing intense pain and potentially requiring surgery.
- Cervical dislocation – When a ligament in the cervical (neck) area of the spine gets injured, the adjoining bones may be abnormally separated and cause instability.
- Paralysis – Can either be quadriplegia (full body paralysis) or paraplegia (lower-limb paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractures/broken bones
- Whiplash injury and whiplash associated disorders.
Premises Liability Cases In Pennsylvania
There are specific laws and rules in Pennsylvania that apply to premises liability cases.
One is the modified comparative fault rule. Simply put, this rule reduces the amount of compensation you may receive if you were partially at fault in the accident. The reduction of your monetary award is in proportion to how much you were at fault. However, this only applies if your fault was 50 percent or less – if it was more than that, you may not be able to obtain any award at all.
Another law you need to keep in mind is the statute of limitations. This is the time period within which you may file a lawsuit (if you are considering one). A slip-and-fall injury falls under the bigger umbrella of personal injury, and in Pennsylvania, you have only two years from the injury date to file a personal injury suit. After two years, the court will likely refuse to consider your case.
Choose The Brod Law Firm – Competent And Convenient
The Brod Law Firm has in-depth knowledge of the law, well-honed negotiating skills, and 100 percent commitment to injured persons. We can help you obtain the full compensation you deserve in your premises liability case. You don’t have to take our word for it – clients and the legal community alike can attest to our excellent track record in the field of personal injury.
For your slip-and-fall accident, you can conveniently reach us at any of our offices serving the Philly area, including Northwest Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, Cheltenham, Chestnut Hill, East Oak Lane, Germantown, Glenside, Jenkintown, Lafayette Hill, Mt. Airy, West Oak Lane, and Willow Grove.
We understand the situation you may be going through, so we’ll make it even easier for you. We can come to your location as needed, whether at your home or at the hospital – for no extra charge at all.
On top of that, we charge absolutely no lawyer fee unless and until we win your case. You can trust that with the Brod Law Firm, you won’t be wasting any money as you’ll get the best legal service for your premises liability case.
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