Fall Injury Lawyer Philadelphia PA
There are plenty of television shows that have used the “slip and fall” scenario as a way to garner lots of laughs. In reality, however, a slip and fall accident can leave a victim with serious injuries. The impact force on the body hitting the ground or a hard floor can cause fractured bones, especially wrist and arm bones. Knees and hips are also at a higher risk of breaking in a fall. Other serious injuries include joint dislocation, bruises, and sprains. More serious injuries include injuries to the brain, back discs, spinal cord, or even death. If you have suffered a slip and fall injury in Pennsylvania, contact a fall injury lawyer Philadelphia PA families trust today.
A victim of a fall accident may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit in order to get financial compensation for losses their injuries have caused. The law says that property owns have a legal responsibility to keep their property free of hazards and failure to do so can leave them liable for the victim’s damages.
Premises Liability Elements
In order to be successful in a premises liability lawsuit, a victim – often through their Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer – must prove the following elements exist in their case:
- The property owner owed a duty of care to the victim. Every property owner is legally liable to maintain a property safe and free of hazards in order to protect anyone who has permission to be on the property.
- The property owner failed to meet that duty of care: If the owner failed to repair a hazard that they knew about, should have known about, or failed to warn visitors about the hazard.
- The property owner was directly responsible for the victim’s injuries: The victim’s injuries would not have happened if it wasn’t for the property owner’s negligence. For example, if the victim suffered injuries as a result of a fall caused by a broken handrail, a direct responsibility exists – if not for the broken handrail, the victim would not have fallen and would not have suffered injuries.
- The victim has suffered damages because of their injuries: The victim must have economic and/or non-economic losses because of their injuries. Examples include medical expenses, loss of income, pain, and suffering, emotional anguish, permanent disability, and more.
Do You Have a Case?
If you have suffered a slip and fall injury, Wieand Law Firm, LLC can help. Contact our office to schedule a free and confidential consultation to find out what your legal options may be against the property owner where the accident occurred. Our firm will aggressively advocate for you to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve under the law. Don’t go it alone. Call our office today to find out how we can help.