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Slip and Fall Accidents
Injuries from slip and fall accidents can be very painful and long lasting. In many cases, these types of accidents and their resulting injuries are not your fault. If your slip and fall accident was caused by a slippery floor, a cluttered hall or staircase, or an icy sidewalk or parking lot, your fall was most likely caused because of someone else’s negligence. Because of premises liability laws, the owner of a building, lot, or walkway is responsible for making sure that the area is safe. If someone else’s negligence caused your accident and your injuries, they can be held responsible for your injuries.
Contact a Philadelphia Lawyer
In this case, you should get in touch with a Philadelphia slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. Even if the owner of the business or public area where you fell is willing to admit that they were negligent, they may try to settle with you and give you less money to compensate for your injuries than you deserve. Our slip and fall lawyers will make sure that you receive the full amount that you are owed to cover your medical costs because of someone else’s negligence.
Where Slip and Falls occur
Slip and fall accidents can be caused by any number of things. It often occurs in restaurants and grocery stores because of spilled food or liquid. It can also happen when cleaning liquids such as soap or wax are not properly cleared off the floor. Other causes of slip and fall accidents include inclement weather like ice or rain on the sidewalk or tracked inside a building, or cluttered hallways or staircases that create tripping hazards. In all of these circumstances, the owner of the property should have made sure that spills or other liquids were cleaned up quickly, that no bad weather was allowed to remain on the floor, and that there is no clutter or tripping hazards left in walkways or stairwells. This is to ensure the safety of the public and of any employees who use the space as well.
Who is Responsible ?
So when a business owner or property owner does not ensure that their areas are safe to use, if you slip and fall on their property, they are to blame for your injuries. However, their insurance company may try to pressure them into offering you a lower settlement than you deserve to cover your medical costs. Treating injuries can be extremely expensive when you consider the high costs of hospital rooms, emergency room trips, surgery, medications, and any continued care like physical therapy. You need to make sure that you are not offered less than you deserve so that you do not have to bear the financial burden of treating injuries that were not your fault.
Why Contact an Attorney ?
The best way to protect yourself against an unfair settlement is to contact a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer right away after your injury. Our attorneys know what your rights are and will fight to protect them. We will make sure that all of your medical costs are covered and will seek to make sure that any wages you lost by not being able to work because of your accident are covered as well.
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