Slip and Fall Accidents
Northhampton PA Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys
With the universal need for walkways in our daily lives, it is not surprising that they also represent a leading cause of accidents and injuries. In fact, according to data from the National Floor Safety Institute, accidental falls are among the greatest causes of emergency room visits across the United States, costing an estimated $60 to $80 billion per year. Whether your accident occurred in a slippery aisle at the grocery store, on an unsalted sidewalk during winter weather, in the hallway of your apartment building, at a hotel or restaurant–the opportunities for slips, trips, and falls are endless. These accidents are often preventable, if those tasked with ensuring the safety of their premises take the necessary precautions. Sadly, it is all-too-common for the negligence of commercial and residential property owners, business owners, and landlords to lead to severe and traumatic injuries during slip and fall accidents, and in the most tragic of cases, even wrongful death.
Unfortunately, an increase in the number of fraudulent slip and fall lawsuits has created a culture of suspicion that can negatively impact your legitimate claim. When faced with an injury after a slip and fall, the hardships, both financial and otherwise, can seem overwhelming. Combine an already taxing situation with an uncooperative insurance company seeking to deny you the compensation you deserve and the potential for a positive recovery seems daunting, if not outright impossible. At Cohen and Riechelson, our attorneys put over 40 years of accumulated experience, knowledge, and resources to work to ensure that you are not left injured, alone, and without recourse after an accident. Utilizing experts and investigative techniques, we gather evidence to construct a compelling case on your behalf in pursuit of the financial resources that you need to move forward. Call (215) 337-4915 today for an honest and comprehensive free case evaluation.
Leading Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Bucks County PA
The prevalence of slip and fall accidents is due in large part to the vast array of circumstances that can lead to these accidents and their associated injuries. Among the most common causes of slip and falls are:
- Accumulated snow or ice on sidewalks or walkways, and in parking lots, during winter weather conditions
- Wet surfaces or floors: including leaking refrigerators, spills, and produce peels in supermarkets, as well as unmarked areas that were recently mopped or cleaned, and areas located below leaking ceilings
- Cracked sidewalks and/or defects in pavement
- Torn, raised, or worn carpeting
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken handrails
- Stray electrical cords and wires
- Unsecured scaffolding at construction sites
- Malfunctioning escalators
Common Places for Slip and Fall Accidents in Pennsylvania
Slip and fall accidents can truly occur anywhere, with victims young and old who are attempting to conduct their daily lives. Among the most common places where slip and falls occur are:
- Sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and parking garages
- Grocery stores and supermarkets
- Hotels, restaurants, and bars
- Shopping malls and shopping centers
- Private residences of family, friends, and neighbors
- Pools and fitness facilities
- Public restrooms
- Construction sites
- Office buildings
Under Pennsylvania Law, property owners are legally required to take necessary precautions in an effort to ensure the safety of those on their premises. This may mean continued monitoring of the area and expedient measures to address potential dangers, as well as providing warnings of hazards such as wet surfaces. Failure to fulfill these obligations can lead to slip and fall accidents and liability in the form of damages provided to injured victims.
Contact our Northeast Philadelphia Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident and you believe that another party may be responsible, take control of your future and find the answers you seek. Contact the Bucks County law offices of Cohen and Riechelson at (215) 337-4915. One of our seasoned personal injury attorneys is always available to provide a cost-free consultation and to help you prepare for the road ahead.