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  • Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyers

    Premises Liability Attorneys Serving Harrisburg, with Offices in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Reading, & New Jersey

    Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

    A simple trip to the store or any property should not result in injury.  Yet individuals often suffer injury because property owners fail to meet their legal responsibility to maintain safe premises. If you suffer injuries from one of these accidents and you believe improper maintenance of the property was the cause, an experienced Harrisburg premises liability attorney from Galfand Berger can review your case in the Harrisburg area to determine your legal options.  Our skilled personal injury lawyers have over six decades of experience championing the rights of accident victims, and we have a history of achieving full and fair verdicts and settlements for our clients.

    Slip and Fall Accidents Have Many Causes

    Property owners are legally responsible for maintaining safe premises—and providing clear warnings in areas where hazards exist. There are many possible causes for slip and fall accidents.  Here are some common examples:

    • Weather conditions.  Icy parking lots and walkways may be unavoidable during Pennsylvania and New Jersey winters, but property owners are responsible for properly maintaining icy areas so visitors remain safe
    • Uneven sidewalks and potholes.  It is easy to trip over an uneven sidewalk, and potholes pose particular hazards when hidden by puddles
    • Slippery or unbalanced flooring. Spills should be promptly removed and marked as wet, and dips in flooring need to be clearly marked until they can be repaired
    • Carpets.  Rippled carpeting should be either removed or repaired to avoid a trip hazard
    • Poorly-lit conditions.  An unseen step in a dark pathway can cause serious injury. All areas should be well-lit

    How Our Skilled Attorneys Can Help

    If you suffer injury on public property, property management may ask you to fill out an accident report immediately. You may not be in any condition to review papers you sign carefully, particularly if you sustained significant injuries. If you cannot avoid signing papers on the spot, be sure to obtain copies for your records. Either way, make sure you get immediate medical treatment, and be sure to contact an experienced  Philadelphia premises liability lawyer at Galfand Berger to discuss your case as soon as possible.  Each attorney at our personal injury law firm is dedicated to protecting your rights in these complex cases.

    Contact an Experienced Premises Liability Attorney Today

    If you need legal counsel or representation after a slip and fall accident, please contact one of one of our Allentown personal injury lawyers.  We help accident victims in Harrisburg, Allentown and Reading, throughout Pennsylvania, and in New Jersey.  We are happy to answer your questions and discuss your case with you.  You can call us toll free 1-800-222-USWA (8792) to schedule an appointment with a qualified Philadelphia premises liability attorney or complete a short form, so a member of our firm can contact you. There are no fees unless we recover money for you.