A slip and fall injury could be a minor inconvenience that hurts nothing more than your ego, or it could be a catastrophic event that changes your life in an instant. If that sounds dramatic, consider that falls are a leading cause of serious injuries—including brain trauma—in young children and the elderly. If you had a slip and fall accident that resulted in severe injury, you might be eligible for compensation. A slip and fall accident lawyer in Bristol can examine the details of your case and advise you of your rights.
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our passion is helping injury victims put their lives back together. To do so, you need compensation from the party responsible for your injury. We help you fight for the money you deserve—and we do it with compassion and conviction. We take the outcome of our clients’ cases personally. That is why we never get paid until we recover money for you. Our consultations and legal advice are always free. Call our office today at 215-642-2335 for an appointment.
Call Cordisco & Saile LLC for a Free Consultation and Advice on Your Slip and Fall Case.
After a slip and fall accident, you probably have questions. Perhaps you do not know if someone else was responsible for your injuries. Maybe you think you were at fault if, for instance, you were not looking where you were going, you failed to notice a puddle on the floor, or did not see a pothole in a parking lot.
Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, a strong chance exists that another party is at least possibly responsible. That means you are eligible to receive compensation from the liable party.
We can help you untangle all the questions about your accident and determine if you have a valid case. We will figure out who is responsible. Then, we will gather evidence, build a strong case, and help you get the compensation you need to recover from your fall-related injuries.
Call us if your injury occurred in any of the following ways:
- You slipped and fell on a puddle or wet floor;
- You fell due to an unmarked pothole or uneven section of pavement;
- You fell while walking up or down a flight of stairs;
- Your fall resulted from an unmarked or poorly visible obstacle, such as a cord or wire across the floor; or
- Your injury occurred in an area with poor lighting.
If the circumstances of your injury were different from anything described above, you should still contact our office. You never know if you are eligible for compensation until you have one of our slip and fall accident lawyers investigate your case.
We Figure out Who Was Responsible and Pursue Them for Compensation.
If your slip and fall accident occurred on property that is not yours, then someone else probably bears liability. This is true whether you fell on property that is publicly or privately owned.
Property owners have a duty of care to visitors and guests. Pennsylvania laws require the owner or manager to keep the property free from hazards and tend to any dangers that emerge promptly. From the time the hazard appears until the property owner fixes the problem, they must take reasonable steps to protect visitors from it.
That said, there are a few notable exceptions to the duty of care law. The first is when the injured party was a trespasser or uninvited guest. State law provides property owners a moderate level of protection from lawsuits by trespassers. However, if a property owner sets booby traps or otherwise tries to intentionally injure a trespasser, they could still be liable for any injuries that result.
Owners could also be liable for injuries to uninvited guests if their property features an attractive nuisance. Anything that could be enticing to children but carries the potential to harm them—such as swimming pools or trampolines—might be an attractive nuisance.
Another situation where a property owner might not be liable for a guest’s injuries is when the visitor was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or engaged in reckless behavior when their injury occurred.
However, neither one of these situations is cut and dry. For instance, what if you argue that you were an invited guest, but the property owner claims you were trespassing? Also, what constitutes reckless behavior? There is no hard-and-fast definition. That is why you need one of our skilled and compassionate lawyers to anticipate arguments from the other side and build a case to shut those arguments down.
We Build a Comprehensive Case That Proves the Other Party’s Liability and Gets You Compensation.
A slip and fall injury case is all about using evidence to demonstrate the liability of the other party. We gather extensive evidence to prove four things in your case.
The Other Party Owed You a Duty of Care.
First, we must prove that the other party had a duty of care to you. We can do this through the use of phone records, emails and texts, witness statements, and other such evidence that demonstrates you had a right to be there.
The Party Did Not Uphold This Duty.
Next, we have to show that the party was aware of the hazard that injured you and either did not promptly fix it or did not take sufficient steps to shield you from it.
You Suffered an Injury as a Result of a Hazard on the Property.
We have to provide a cause-and-effect link between the hazard and your injuries. We do this with medical records, police reports, eyewitness testimony, and other evidence.
Your Injuries Resulted in Monetary Damages.
Finally, we show that your injuries resulted in monetary damages. We pursue compensation for:
- Current and future medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Reduced earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Punitive damages; and
- Any other accident-related losses.
Call 215-642-2335 to Speak With a Skilled and Compassionate Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Bristol, PA.
Are you ready to get started? Call the team at Cordisco & Saile LLC for a free consultation at 215-642-2335.