Slip and Fall Accidents
Every single day, numerous slip and fall accidents occur in various places across the country. A personal injury case arising from a slip and fall accident occurs on the property of another individual or entity, generally stemming from the field of law referred to as premises liability.
If a person slips and falls on property that is maintained or owned by another party, then grounds may exist for the victim to file a claim for any injuries caused by that accident.
Slip and Fall Accident Causes
Slip and fall accidents can happen pretty much anywhere. Examples of common causes of slips and falls are:
- Wet flooring
- Torn or loose carpeting
- Steps with no warning
- Uneven flooring with no warning
- Manholes with no warning or cover
- Broken sidewalks
Proving a Slip and Fall Accident
While there are several ways in which a person may be badly injured or hurt in a slip and fall accident, keep in mind that it is the victim’s burden to prove that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or mistake, and that the accident was due to no fault of his or her own. It also must be proven that the other party was aware of the situation or condition that resulted in the slip and fall accident.
An experienced slip and fall accident lawyer may be able to determine the responsible party, whether it is the property manager, owner, or another negligent party.
If you or a loved one is injured or incapacitated in a premises liability or slip and fall accident in Scranton, you may experience physical, financial, emotional and psychological difficulties. Not only will you be dealing with your injuries, but you’ll also be facing costly medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, property damage, mental anguish, as well as pain and suffering. A slip and fall accident lawyer may be able to help you recover damages for all your related injuries.
We know that you are more than just a slip and fall statistic or claim number. At our law firm, our committed and compassionate slip and fall accident lawyers will work hard to protect your rights, and will help you obtain a fair and just settlement for your injuries.