Recovering For Slip And Fall Injuries

Property owners have a duty to make their premises reasonably safe for others. Of course, accidents will inevitably occur A cause of action commonly referred to as a “slip and fall” may arise when a person slips, falls or trips due to a hazardous condition on the property of another. These personal injury cases are generally controlled by basic negligence principles. Powell Law has been litigating on behalf of accident victims for 110 years and can assist slip and fall victims. Recovering For Slip And Fall Injuries

Accidents may occur while visiting a private home, shopping at the local grocery store, or walking through a mall. Some dangerous property conditions that can cause accidents include:

  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Fallen or displaced objects such as merchandise
  • Unsafe or narrow stairways
  • Cracked or uneven flooring
  • Torn carpeting
  • Safety code violations

Such accidents should not be taken lightly as falls are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury. Spinal cord injuries, broken bones, deep cuts and severe bruising are other common injuries which result from slip and fall accidents.

To recover for a slip and fall or premises liability case, an injured party must prove the property owner caused or created the dangerous condition; or, in the alternative, that the property owner:

  • knew or should have known of the existence of a dangerous condition on their premises;
  • had adequate notice to repair this dangerous condition; and
  • failed to make such repairs in a timely manner.

Powell Law can help an injured slip and fall victim recover all available damages including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, but time is of the essence. The statute of limitations found in 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5524, which applies to most personal injury causes of action, states that “an action to recover damages for injuries to the person or for the death of an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another” must be brought within two years.

If you have been injured by the negligence of a property owner in a slip and fall incident, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win.

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