You never expect to experience a slip and fall injury while you are out shopping or dining at a restaurant, but it happens all the time, and serious injuries result. If you have experienced a fall that left you injured, you may be able to collect damages from anyone who was negligent in causing your fall.
Our Bucks County slip and fall attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay have represented many people just like you who were out running errands and fell due to the negligent actions or inactions of a property or business owner. We are staunch advocates for injured parties, and we want to help. Arrange a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.
Slip and fall accidents can be quite serious—even deadly. As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) points out, millions of people fall and are injured each year, and around 800,000 people end up hospitalized for injuries sustained by falling. Around one in five falls results in significant injuries, including fractured bones or injuries to the head. Falling sideways can be particularly brutal; more than 95% of broken hips are the result of falls, most of them sideways falls, notes the CDC.
Falls can result in an array of injuries, some more serious than others. Commonly, falls cause fractures and broken bones in the ankle, hip, arm, or wrist. Head injuries are also quite common with slip and fall accidents. Impact to the head does not have to be particularly violent to cause a brain injury, which is a type of injury that can lead to disabilities and marked deficits in slip and fall victims.
Property and business owners owe visitors who are lawfully present on their properties a duty of care to prevent them from being harmed. When the property owner fails in this duty, and injuries result, then the injured party has a right to recover compensation for the damages that result. At a minimum, they should warn the visitor that a dangerous condition exists.
Hazardous or dangerous conditions that may potentially lead to slip and fall accidents include:
While every slip and fall case is unique, most plaintiffs who recover damages due to their injuries collect a mix of compensation. This may include:
At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our Bucks County slip and fall attorney wants to help you stand up for your rights against the big insurance companies representing the at-fault party(s) in your case. We will not stop until we feel confident that we have negotiated or litigated to get you the best possible settlement or verdict. We want to discuss your situation and determine the best way to move forward. Schedule a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.