When you use a public facility or enter a store or someone else's private property, you have the right to expect that dangerous property conditions will either be removed or warned against, so you will not suffer a slip and fall accident. A sudden fall can cause serious injuries, even death.
If you have been injured after slipping or falling on someone else's property, you may be legally entitled to compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
At Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, P.C., our personal injury lawyers represent clients who have been injured in slip and fall accidents. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Based in Bensalem, we have been serving clients throughout Bucks County, Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Northampton County, Lehigh County, Chester County and the Northeast Philadelphia region for over 40 years.
Hold Property Owners Accountable For Preventable Dangers
Slip and fall (or trip and fall) injuries are often caused when business or private property owners do not fulfill their duties to maintain safe property conditions for members of the public or invited visitors. Common situations include:
- Failure to clear ice and snow
- Broken sidewalks
- Broken streets
- Slippery floors
- Poor lighting conditions
- Defective and poorly designed stairs and handrails
- Foreign substance on floor
- Falls in hospitals and nursing homes
In addition, Pennsylvania's law of premises liability also covers other types of accidents causing personal injuries that occur due to a property owner's failure to either remove dangers or warn visitors of them. This includes some accidents where people are struck by falling items, hurt in elevators or assaulted in buildings with poor security.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Options
Whether you were injured at a place of business, a government office or a private home, premises liability law imposes responsibilities on property owners toward visitors. If you have been injured in a premises accident, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss the specific circumstances of your case and the legal standards that may apply with an experienced attorney: 215-809-3882.