When you visit a store, office building, mall, or any other commercial property you should not be injured. The owner and occupier of that property are responsible for your safety. This means they need to clean up spills, provide good lighting, remove ice and snow, and make certain that there are no dangerous that could cause injuries.
A slip and fall accident is any kind of stumbling, falling, slipping or tripping that causes an injury or even sometimes death. Slip and fall accidents can occur in many places including stores, restaurants, apartment complexes and parking lots, arenas/theaters/stadiums, private homes, workplaces, playgrounds and parks.
Oftentimes, one of the main causes for a slip and fall accident is a poorly or unsafely maintained property or the failure to warn people of potential dangers on a property. Poorly maintained or marked properties can create many hazards, such as damaged sidewalks, inadequate lighting, wet/slippery floors, icy/snowy walkways, damaged floors or stairs, ditches/potholes and even cluttered floors.
And, note, even when it comes to government properties such as public parks, the federal or state government may be legally responsibility for personal injuries that occur on the premises. The Federal Tort Claims Act or similar state or municipal claim laws cover Premises liability cases. Such cases must be brought within a certain time limit. If you have questions about this time limit or a government-owed property where you were injured, please call our firm.
If you or a loved one has been injured, we are happy to answer your questions and have one of our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers review your case for free. Please call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our short contact form and a member of our firm will contact you.
With offices in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster and Reading, we serve clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.