Philadelphia Slip & Fall Injury Attorneys
People trip and stumble everyday, but when a slip and fall injury is because of a property owner’s negligence or carelessness, such as a slippery floor or a cracked walkway, the injured person may be entitled to compensation. If you or someone you love was hurt, Reiff & Bily can help you explore your legal options.
Our Pennsylvania slip and fall attorneys have been representing injury victims and their families for over 34 years. We are highly experienced in dealing with complex liability claims against property owners and their insurance companies, and make all reasonable efforts to fight for compensation while offering clients the support and legal guidance they need. To start discussing your claim in a free and private consultation, call our law offices at (800) 861-6708 today.
COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY FOR SLIP AND FALL INJURIES
When an individual or business fails to repair or isolate known property hazards, they may be considered negligent and consequently be held liable for any resulting death or injury to visitors, residents, or patrons. Common injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents include:
- Bone Fractures
- TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
- SCI (Spinal Cord Injury)
- Herniated Discs
- Head Injuries
- Severe Lacerations
- Eye Injuries
These injuries can cause ongoing physical, emotional, and financial problems for their victims. For example, people who become paralyzed due to spinal cord injuries may need to leave their jobs, submit to invasive and costly surgeries, and remodel their homes for access, and may struggle with psychological effects such as anxiety or depression. TBI is another common yet devastating consequence, with common effects ranging from loss of sensation, chronic pain, incontinence, personality changes, or difficulty speaking and communicating. Whatever sort of injury a slip and fall results in, the resulting hardships to the innocent victim are immense.
In some instances, a business or property owner will attempt to handle your accident by paying for your injuries personally or through an insurance policy. In either situation, you should be wary and consult with an experienced lawyer before signing or agreeing to a settlement, because your best interests are rarely accounted for in an initial settlement offer. If you agree to the first offer that you receive, you may feel confused or tricked into making a deal before you completely understood your rights or needs. We highly advise against speaking to the business owner or to their insurance company without first speaking to a skilled attorney who will fight for you.
ACCIDENT CLAIMS we HANDLE Regularly
Slip and fall accidents can be caused by virtually any property hazard, whether indoors or outdoors. However, while the causes vary, many incidents can be traced back to poor maintenance. Some of the more common causes include:
- Slippery or wet surfaces or floors.
- Snow or ice.
- Cracked or uneven pavements.
- Dangerous steps or stairways.
- Construction defects.
- Insufficient lighting.
- Unsafe railings or ramps.
Regardless of the details of your sip and fall accident, it is important to be aware of your surroundings after an accident occurs. It may end up being very helpful for you take pictures of the site of the accident, or to fill out a detailed accident report, if you suspect negligence or poor maintenance to be at fault. Our slip and fall lawyers handle claims involving both private and commercial property throughout Pennsylvania, including but not limited to:
- Office buildings
- Shopping malls
- Apartment buildings
- Parking lots
- Public buildings
- Amusement parks
Property owners and those responsible for overseeing or maintaing a property must make sure that no unsafe condition on their premises can cause slip and fall accidents. Failure to do so due to negligence can be grounds for a slip and fall claim.
HOW THE ATTORNEYS AT REIFF & BILY CAN HELP IN A LIABILITY CLAIM
As a victim of a slip and fall accident, your injuries may be more serious that you initially anticipated. You may have to take time off from work to recover, or even experience long-term or permanent disabilities from the accident. We have helped dozens of clients recover compensation for their losses following a slip and fall accident. Recovery may include compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other associated damages.
For instance, we obtained a $1.8 million dollar settlement in a recent slip and fall case where our client sustained multiple herniated discs from slipping on a sidewalk outside of a restaurant. In another $1.6 million dollar settlement, we were able to help a client who was severely injured following a slip and fall accident. Our client sustained spinal injuries that required a laminectomy, a lumbar fusion, and an autograft of the left iliac crest. These cases and results are specific to those particular clients, your situation may be similar. With over 90 collective years of extensive injury liability background, we aim to handle each unique client to the best of our ability.
CONTACT THE PHILADELPHIA SLIP AND FALL LAWYERS
If you have been seriously injured because of someone’s negligence, you are not alone and you have the right to file a personal injury claim. At Reiff & Bily, we know how difficult a serious injury can be, physically, emotionally, and financially, and will make every effort to help you recover compensation for your accident. To arrange for a completely free and confidential case evaluation, call our law offices at (800) 861-6708, or contact us online to get started exploring your legal options.
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