Clarks Summit Slip & Fall Accident Attorney
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Everyone slips and falls in their lives, whether over a curb or on wet flooring – sometimes these accidents can’t be prevented. But because trips are so common, rarely does anyone wonder whether someone can be held responsible. Because property owners are responsible for ensuring that their premises are kept safe for visitors and free of dangerous conditions, there are instances in which a fall can be considered negligence on the part of the owner. If you’ve been injured after slipping and falling on someone’s property, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation for damages. To learn more about your case, look no further than the caring legal team at Vazquez Injury Law Group. With decades of experience serving clients throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, our Clarks Summit slip and fall accident attorney offers trusted and local legal counsel to those who have been injured in accidents. We can relieve you of your legal and financial burdens while you concentrate on getting better.
What is Premises Liability?
Slip and fall accidents are the most common kind of premises liability claim. Premises liability refers to personal injury claims that are filed when the injury was caused by a defective or dangerous condition on someone’s property. Because not all accidents are caused by negligence, victims must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent in their ownership or maintenance of their property.
Besides slip and fall accidents, other common types of premises liability cases include snow and ice accidents, dog bites, elevator and escalator accidents, fires, swimming pool accidents, and poor security that can lead to assault. In most cases, people who are on someone’s property illegally are known as trespassers and cannot collect compensation if they’re injured on the property.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one million Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury every year, and over 17,000 people die annually due to these injuries. While you may associate a slip and fall with a bruised knee or cut on your arm, these injuries can be serious and sometimes fatal. Slip and fall accidents typically result in broken bones or sprained ankles or wrists, as well as shoulder dislocations, spine and nerve damage, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
Some common causes of slip and fall accidents that can be attributed to property owner negligence include:
- Wet or slippery floors that haven’t been cleaned up (can be caused by spills, rain, etc.)
- Loose or torn carpeting
- Freshly waxed surfaces
- Defective sidewalks
- Poorly constructed stairs
- Stray cords and electrical wires
- Broken or damaged handrails
- Poor lighting
Property owners are responsible for regularly inspecting their buildings and land and fixing any defects to ensure accidents don’t happen. They don’t need to have been present at the scene of the accident in order to be held accountable.
Why You Need a Slip & Fall Accident Attorney
It’s important to know that not all falls are the result of property owners’ negligence. There are certain steps you must take to prove that the property owner in question owed you a duty of care and that they breached that duty, causing your injuries and damages. A personal injury attorney with experience and resources is necessary to have by your side if you wish to have a successful claim.
Our attorney can be trusted to handle the confusing paperwork, meet personal injury claim deadlines, and take the time to listen to your concerns and needs. We can make sure your injuries are well-documented and that you have ample evidence to hold property owners responsible. We’ve recovered damages for clients that include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more because the injured shouldn’t be stuck paying for bills from an accident they didn’t cause.
Call (570) 536-9090 for a consultation in English or Spanish with our slip and fall accident attorney in Clarks Summit. We’re also proud to serve clients throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, including Scranton and Hazleton.
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