Pennsylvania & New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyers

When most people think of slip and fall injuries, they think of situations in which someone falls at the grocery store. Grocery store accidents are very common, but slip and fall accidents occur on many other types of property like public stores, restaurants, and private residences. According to premises liability law, the person in control of the property has a duty to correct known dangers and can be held liable when someone is injured as the result of a dangerous condition on their property. These cases require an attorney to prove that a dangerous condition existed, that the person responsible for the premises knew of the dangerous condition, and that the victim was injured as a result the owner’s failure to remedy the situation at hand. Damages may include the cost of medical bills and lost income, as well as additional compensation for pain and suffering and lost wages. Knowing what you are entitled to in the aftermath of a slip and fall will help you protect your legal rights.

Understanding Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents fall under the legal category known as premises liability. When property owners fail to keep their buildings, parking lots and walkways safe and secure, they create a risk of injury. In some situations, landlords and property owners must maintain safety standards based on codes set forth by the local government. Failing to do so can make them responsible for the injuries you suffer as a result of violations of these safety standards. As a customer in a store or shopping center, a resident in a building, or a pedestrian on the street, you are at risk everyday of becoming injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence. While these accidents cause particularly grievous injuries for the elderly and disabled, they can happen to anyone of any age.

Some common slip and fall injuries occur when:

  • Snow and ice accumulate on sidewalks, parking lots and roadways.
  • Stairways are left slippery, broken, poorly lit, or without proper railings.
  • Roads and sidewalks are broken, have holes, or are unevenly paved.
  • Poorly maintained carpets and rugs cause unexpected trips and slips.
  • Stores and markets fail to clean up after spills or other debris.

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