One thing holds true for all slip and fall accidents: they can happen anywhere, and they can occur at basically any time. Although the outcome of slip and fall accidents varies widely between accident victims, injuries are common, and some fall-related injuries are severe.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, your case may warrant a slip and fall claim. Our Reading slip and fall accident attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., are happy to review your case and help you pursue recovery of any damages to which you may be entitled.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania limits the amount of time that accident victims may seek compensation for their injuries. Do not delay in reaching out to our Reading slip and fall accident attorneys to preserve your right to collect compensation. Schedule a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.
Slip and Fall Accident Causes
Slip and falls can occur in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, flooring is the leading cause of slip and falls in the United States, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Loose flooring, mats, and rugs pose a tripping hazard, and uneven flooring throws people off guard, leading to falls. Carpeting that is worn, and floors that have recently been polished or waxed can be additional hazards for people who happen across them. And of course, spills left unchecked can cause serious falls too.
Surfaces outdoors can also pose a risk for slip and fall accidents. For example, an unsalted icy sidewalk can be a disaster for pedestrians. Additionally, a parking lot riddled with potholes can become an instant hazard to people who may not be paying attention to their surroundings and stumble and fall as a result of potholes.
Slip and fall accidents can also be a direct result of the surroundings in a place of business or even a residence. Trash or debris in the floor, a cord running across someone’s path, or even poor lighting can all contribute to the risk of slip and falls and the injuries that result from them.
Filing a Slip and Fall Claim
In Pennsylvania as in most states, property owners owe a duty of care to people who enter their properties lawfully. This duty of care requires that visitors can come onto the property without becoming injured due to the property owner’s negligence. When property owners fail to maintain their properties, serious accidents occur, and they can be held responsible for visitors’ damages.
At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. our Reading slip and fall accident attorneys are ready to advocate for you as a personal injury claimant. We have a strong history of not just negotiating for the best settlement, but also litigating for the best possible verdict in our clients’ cases. Let us help you fight for recovery of medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages due to you. Reach out to schedule your free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.