Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries for those involved. Department store slip and fall accident victims may face significant medical expenses as well as disabilities that limit their ability to work and conduct their daily activities. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our Philadelphia department store slip and fall lawyers are here to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner or their employees. We have extensive experience investigating these cases and securing compensation for our clients.
Common Causes Of Sudden Fall Accidents At Department Stores
Department stores, supermarkets, and other retail outlets can be found all throughout Philadelphia and beyond. Almost every one of these outlets is marked by large outside parking lots and open spaces with surfaces. Sometimes there is a commingling of pedestrians and cars. When these areas are improperly monitored or maintained, they present significant potential for serious injury. In addition, displays, aisles, escalators, and elevators can pose issues inside the premises.
Spills, in particular, can be dangerous. When water accumulates on the wrong surface, particularly if an incorrect paint has been applied, it can become like ice. When spills happen in an aisle, they need to be blocked off with hazard cones. Aside from that, all areas should be regularly patrolled to ensure safety.
Most Common Department Store Slip And Fall Injuries
There is a common misconception that slip and fall accident injuries are not serious. The reality is that victims of slip and fall accidents often sustain significant injuries that can impact their daily lives. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our department store slip and fall attorneys in Philadelphia regularly help clients who have sustained the following injuries:
- Severe sprains and strains
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Facial injuries (including injuries to the jaw, teeth, lips, etc.)
- Open head wounds
- Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions
- Spinal cord trauma
- Whiplash injuries
- Lacerations and puncture wounds
The signs and symptoms of many slip and fall accident injuries do not appear until hours or even days after the accident occurs. It is important for all slip and fall accident victims to be evaluated by health care professional soon after the incident occurs. This will help ensure the victim’s well-being while also establishing a link between the incident and the injuries.
How Long Do You Have To File A Department Store Slip And Fall Claim?
Victims of department store slip and fall injuries have a limited amount of time to file their claim in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date the injury occurs. This means that a department store slip and fall injury victim has a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent property owner or employee. Failing to file a claim within this timeframe will result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
What Types Of Compensation Can You Recover In A Department Store Slip And Fall Case?
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a Philadelphia department store slip and fall incident, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are regularly able to help clients recover the following in these cases:
- Full compensation of medical bills related to the injuries
- Lost wages if a victim is unable to work while they recover
- Any household out-of-pocket expenses a victim incurs
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages
The total amount of compensation available for these cases will vary depending on the circumstances related to each particular situation. Our attorneys will investigate the incident that took place in the department store in order to determine liability so we can obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Contact Our Department Store Slip And Call Lawyers Today
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a department store, it is important that you understand your rights and to what you may be compensated for healing and recovery.
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For more than 25 years, Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., has obtained millions for clients in personal injury cases. We are prepared to bring the same approach to work on your case, regardless of complexity. We encourage you to get in touch.
Examples of our success:
$825,000 to a Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, a man who was injured when a piece of store merchandise fell onto his hand and crushed it. The injury resulted in multiple surgeries and several job changes.
$140,000 to a woman who slipped and fell in a mini market and injured her foot.