Most people slip and fall more than once in their life. I have seen it many times. Usually after the slip and fall they look around, not so much for help, but to see who saw them fall with a look of wounded pride on their face. These falls are the ones you watch on You Tube for a laugh. But what happens when your slip and fall incident involves more than just wounded pride or sense of self?
A slip and fall accident is a type of personal injury that happens on someone else’s property. When you suffer an injury due to a slip and fall on a property other than your own; it may be due to a variety of different reasons. Some of the causes of slip and fall accidents are dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, poor lighting, wet floors or narrow stairs. You may also have dangerous conditions outdoors, because of ice, snow, rain or a hidden hazard like potholes. An instance like this may also fall into another category of cases known as premises liability cases.
Slip and fall accidents are civil litigation cases taken on a case by case basis. It must be established that a dangerous condition not only existed, but that the property owner created the condition, knew the condition existed and was negligent about correcting it, or that the condition existed so long that the owner should have known about it and corrected it.
You may have questions. Is this something I can be compensated for? How do I know if my accident falls into one of these categories? Can I be reimbursed for my medical expenses? Can I obtain lost wages?
Leo M. Flynn, Esquire knows the laws and what you may be compensated for in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Call your Injury Lawyer of Philadelphia, Martins Mill Legal Center, LLC., at 215-305-6222 now to schedule your free consultation!
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