Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Represents Clients in Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia Counties
Firm pursues compensation for Pennsylvania victims of slip and fall injuries
Unsafe walking surfaces pose a threat to the people who use them. If you got hurt because someone who was responsible for keeping a given area safe failed to do so, talking with a slip and fall accident attorney can help you understand if you have a legal claim. At The Pagano Law Firm, LLC, we fight to obtain compensation for southeastern Pennsylvania clients in premises liability actions.
Conditions that cause slip and fall injuries
There are many ways in which a failure to maintain indoor or outdoor property can trigger a slip and fall injury. Causes of these incidents include:
- Spilled liquid on floors
- Damaged sidewalks
- Stairs that are broken or lack a safe handrail
- Poor lighting
- Failure to remove snow or ice from an outdoor walking surface
- Uneven floors or pavement
- Broken tiles and hardwood
- Poorly marked steps
- Obstructions that are difficult to see and unmarked
- Carpeting, rugs or mats that are not well maintained
For cases involving these and other forms of negligence, our firm offers determined advocacy to help victims obtain the payment they deserve.
Steps to take after an accident
The more information you have about your slip and fall injury, the better your chances are to achieve a successful legal resolution. Your first priority should be to obtain the medical care you need, but if you are able to take photos and collect witness information at the scene, it is smart to do so. Report the incident to someone with authority over the premises, but arguing over who is at fault won’t do anything to help your case. We can make that argument for you when the time comes.
Common injuries from slip and fall accidents
Slip and fall victims frequently experience one or more of the following medical ailments:
- Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions
- Bone fractures and breaks, particularly to the limbs, wrists, ankles and facial bones
- Spinal damage
- Shoulder and hip problems
By consulting with doctors and analyzing the relevant medical and factual information, we prepare a well-supported case dealing with the short- and long-term effects of a slip and fall incident.
Determining fault for slip and fall claims in Pennsylvania
Several elements must be present in order to recover damages in a premises liability claim. First, the plaintiff must show that the defendant possessed legal responsibility for the plaintiff’s safety. This is sometimes referred to as the duty of care, which usually exists if the victim was allowed to be on the property owned or controlled by the defendant. The condition resulting from the defendant’s lack of reasonable care must have been the proximate cause of an injury that resulted in damages. Along with the owner of the premises, potentially liable parties in these cases can include property managers, tenants, maintenance companies and businesses renting premises for a period of time. The Pagano Law Firm, LLC thoroughly investigates the circumstances leading to slip and fall cases to pinpoint all potential defendants and to determine if proper safety measures were taken.
Compensation for victims of slip and falls in Radnor, PA and the surrounding areas
Someone who is hurt after falling on someone else’s premises could collect several types of personal injury damages. This can include payment to cover medical bills, lost income and any permanent disability stemming from the accident. You could also receive compensation for your pain and suffering, mental anguish and the travel costs associated with your healthcare treatment.
Contact a Pennsylvania lawyer for a free consultation about a slip and fall case
The Pagano Law Firm, LLC advocates on behalf of slip and fall victims in Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Chester Counties. You can schedule a free consultation at our Radnor office by calling 484-318-2561 or contacting us online.