Personal injury cases resulting from slip and fall incidents can be among the most horrific on our nation’s streets, highways, and byways. Certainly, no one leaves home thinking that the day ahead may involve a trip to the local emergency room due to a slip and fall accident, but thousands of folks are injured every year in Pennsylvania when they slip, trip and fall due to unsafe surfaces and conditions or because objects or debris are negligently placed in their path. Slip and fall accidents can happen nearly anywhere, including in residential homes, inside businesses and public buildings, and in parking lots and common outdoor areas.
A slip and fall injury can leave your life in shards. In fact, some slip and fall accidents are so brutal that they result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spine injuries, and fractures. And unfortunately, in the presence of specific circumstances and conditions, a person who slips and falls or trips and falls can sustain injuries that are serious enough to lead to death.
Some slip and fall accidents are just that—accidents that are not avoidable. However, if a person or an entity causes you to slip and fall and become injured, then you have the right to file a slip and fall injury claim, and a Media slip and fall attorney can help. The Dan Doyle Law Group has a history of handling even the most serious slip and fall claims, holding negligent parties to financial account for their role in devastating injuries sustained by clients.
One of the trickiest parts of filing a slip and fall claim is assigning blame. Figuring out who is to blame (or even partially to blame) for a claimant’s injuries is important, and in slip and fall claims, there is oftentimes more than one at-fault defendant. A good outcome in a claim based on slip and fall injuries hinges largely on proving that the defendant in the case was negligent and that the negligence of the defendant caused the injury. For instance, when filing a claim against a property owner where a fall occurred, it is vital to prove that the owner created the circumstances leading to the injury or allowed the circumstances to exist.
In Pennsylvania, as in most states, property owners owe what is known as a duty of care to people who enter their properties. They are duty-bound to keep their properties maintained and in a safe condition for those who visit them lawfully. When proving negligence in a slip and fall claim, it must be shown that the owner of the property knew or should have reasonably known that the dangerous condition existed and that they failed to correct it in a timely fashion.
Being injured can be scary, especially if you are not sure how to proceed with your slip and fall claim. The Dan Doyle Law Group can advocate on your behalf against the at-fault party in your slip and fall case and help you get the just and fair compensation due to you as an accident victim, including compensation for lost wages, pain, and suffering, and medical bills. When you need a Media slip and fall attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730.