You were visiting a favorite retail store when you suddenly tripped over an item left in a walkway. You were walking through a parking garage and fell after hitting your foot on a jagged edge of the pavement that you couldn’t see because it was so dark. You fell down a flight of stairs when you reached out for a railing that wasn’t there. These are all examples of potential slip and fall accidents, and although some events of this kind may cause little to no lasting harm, others can cause traumatic injuries.
Serious slip, trip and fall accidents can lead to broken bones, head trauma, and even lasting brain damage or paralysis. Our Philadelphia slip and fall attorneys have seen just how disastrous these accidents can be, and we protect the rights of victims across Pennsylvania by handling premises liability claims against property owners whose negligence has contributed to slips, trips, and falls.
To find out if you have a case, call (215) 608-2183 or contact us online. Your consultation is free and private, and we are available 24/7 to take your call.
What Causes Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents?
Any slip and fall accident may be caused by a hazard on a property. A hazard may be any situation that presents undue danger, even to reasonably cautious people. Examples include:
- Standing water
- Icy walkways
- Poor lighting
- Objects in aisles or walkways
- Wet floors
- Defective stairs
- Missing or defective railings
- Flooring defects
Such hazards may be present if a property owner is negligent in inspecting and maintaining the premises. Property owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care in keeping the premises clean and safe for visitors, and this includes preventing hazards as well as repairing them if they arise. A property owner’s failure to prevent a hazard, repair a hazard in a timely manner, or to place a warning sign may be considered negligence and offer grounds for a viable premises liability claim. We are here to help you seek fair compensation for your medical care, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and more.
Contact a Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawyer at (215) 608-2183 to learn more about the steps Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C. can take to help after your accident.