Skilled, Strategic Representation For Those Injured On Dangerous Private Property
Most of the time when we slip or trip, we may immediately blame ourselves for being careless or inattentive. But there’s a big difference between a minor stumble and a slip-and-fall accident that results in serious injuries. In the latter case, the accident may have been caused by a dangerous condition that you weren’t aware of or warned about.
Pennsylvania property owners have a responsibility to monitor their premises and either fix or sufficiently warn guests about any hazards they discover. When they fail to mitigate hazards and people get hurt as a result, they can be held liable in a premises liability lawsuit. If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip-and-fall or other dangerous property accident, call ViKing Law. I am firm founder Virginia King, and I am ready advocate aggressively to help you secure the compensation you need and deserve.
Common Accident Scenarios Involving Slips, Trips And Falls
Slip-and-fall accidents can occur in any setting where a property owner has failed to tend to dangerous conditions. Common examples include:
- Slipping at a grocery store due to spilled liquids that are allowed to sit for hours without being cleaned up
- Slipping on a freshly mopped floor at a restaurant or coffee shop because no “wet floor” warning sign was posted
- Tripping and falling at a department store because employees left boxes and other items in common walking areas
- Tripping over loose electrical cords, demolition debris other items while visiting a construction site or visiting a business that remains open during remodeling
- Slipping on uncleared snow and ice on the sidewalk outside someone’s home or in a parking lot (depending on how recently it had accumulated)
Injuries from a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident can be severe. They include back and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and soft-tissue injuries, to name just a few. It is important to seek medical care after a slipping/tripping injury, even if you don’t feel hurt. Some injuries are not felt immediate but can nonetheless be significant.
Don’t Let Property Owners Blame You For Their Negligence
Unfortunately, property owners and insurers will likely try to blame you as a way to reduce or eliminate their own liability. Under Pennsylvania’s comparative negligence laws, an injury victim can claim compensation so long as they were less than 51 percent at fault for the accident. However, their award or settlement will be reduced by their assigned percentage of fault. Any fault defendants can shift to you is less money they are liable to pay.
As a former insurance defense lawyer, I’m very aware of these tactics and know how to counter them. When I take your case, I will work tirelessly to protect and maximize your compensation by proving that the property owner – not you – was solely to blame for your injuries.
Discuss Your Legal Options With A Skilled Attorney For Free
At ViKing Law, I offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients in the Philadelphia metro area. To tell me your story and learn how I can help, call my Langhorne office at 267-703-0144 or submit an online contact form.