Slip and Fall
Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
About Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents are very common types of personal injury cases. They occur when the victim slips and falls on someone else’s property and injures themselves. Slip and falls can happen to anyone, anywhere.
Cause of Slip and Falls
In our experience, many things cause slip and fall injuries. The basic cause of a slip and fall is negligence.
Common causes of slip and fall injuries:
- trip hazards
- puddled water
- wet surfaces
- ice/snow accumulation
- cluttered floors
- uneven sidewalks
- poor lighting
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Common injuries resulting from slip and falls include:
- hip fractures
- head injuries
- traumatic brain injuries
- wrongful death
Do You Need A Lawyer For A Slip And Fall Case?
Slip and fall claims are complicated. Talk to a lawyer after a slip and fall accident to understand and preserve your rights. If you have serious injuries, you could be eligible for more compensation.
To hold a person or business accountable, we need to prove fault. Your lawyer must prove someone else was negligent in the safety or upkeep of their property. This is an area of the law called premises liability.
Property owners must act carefully to ensure a fall or injury is not likely to happen. Owners must be aware of any potential hazards on their property and take action to repair any dangerous condition that arises. The injured person must be able to prove the conditions were an unreasonable risk to others. This does not include obvious dangers that a person should be aware of.
To prove a property owner was negligent or knew of a dangerous condition on their property, you must prove:
- a dangerous condition existed
- the owner knew or should have known of the condition and did not correct it or properly warn others
- or, the dangerous condition was there for so long that the property owner was negligent in being unaware
If your lawyer is able to prove these things, you should have a successful claim. However, it is important to have an experienced lawyer. To get the best compensation, find a local attorney that specializes in injury claims.
Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall, you may be eligible for compensation. If your injury happened in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, talk to a lawyer at Kane & Silverman for a free consultation.
Kane & Silverman Injury Law
A slip and fall lawyer at Kane & Silverman will fight to get you the money you deserve. Call or text us at 215-232-1000. Use our online contact form to have our legal team contact you for a free consultation. We have offices in Philadelphia, PA and Marlton, NJ where you can speak with our premises liability attorneys.