In many slip and fall cases, accident victims suffer debilitating injuries, and the owner or manager of the property where the injury occurred is legally at fault for the accident.
If you suffered fall injuries on someone else's property, a slip and fall lawyer in Doylestown can help. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our personal injury team can protect your rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. We offer free case evaluations, where we can:
- Discuss the details of your injury;
- Talk about the different legal options you have; and
- Answer all your questions.
To set up an appointment with a member of our team, call our office at 215-642-2335.
When Property Owners or Managers Are Responsible for a Slip and Fall Accident
- Residential property owners; and
- Owners or managers of commercial or industrial property.
Property owners must make a reasonable effort to ensure their property is free from hazards that may injure guests. If a danger emerges, property owners must address it immediately. If they cannot fix it right away, they must take steps to shield visitors from the hazard and warn them of it.
If the property owner or manager in your case failed to take these steps and you suffered injuries, you could have a valid slip and fall case. If so, the property owner could be liable for your damages.
Situations Where a Property Owner Is Not Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident
There are two circumstances when a property owner or manager could potentially avoid liability for injuries resulting from a slip and fall on their property.
You Were a Trespasser or an Uninvited Guest
While Pennsylvania property owners have a duty of care to guests, this duty does not extend to:
- Trespassers; or
- Uninvited guests who access the property without permission.
If you were injured while trespassing, you generally cannot hold the property owner liable.
However, there are two situations where a property owner could be liable for your damages:
- They took steps to injure trespassers intentionally, such as rigging booby traps or otherwise knowingly creating an unsafe situation; or
- The property featured an attractive nuisance, such as an unfenced swimming pool or trampoline.
You Were Intoxicated or Engaging in Reckless Behavior
If an intoxicated or reckless visitor suffers an injury on someone else's property, the property owner or manager might avoid liability.
If you were the injured party, the property owner could try to use this argument as a reason to avoid liability. Our legal team can build a strong case that your injuries were not your fault.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Doylestown
After a slip and fall accident, it is important to take the right steps to make sure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Seek Medical Attention
If you have not yet sought medical attention for your slip and fall accident, you should do so right away, even if you believe your injuries are minor and do not require a doctor's care. This is because:
- Many serious injuries do not appear immediately; and
- You need to establish a clear link from your injuries back to your slip and fall accident.
This link helps you prove your case and win fair compensation. The more time that passes between your accident and a medical exam, the weaker the link becomes.
Consult With an Attorney
After you have received the medical care you need, schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys. We will answer all your questions and, based on our evaluation of your case, inform you of your legal options and advise you on the best way forward.
We can help you pursue fair compensation for any of the following accident types and more:
- Falls on wet or slippery floors;
- Falls due to potholes or uneven pavement;
- Falls on staircases with loose steps or missing handrails;
- Falls due to unmarked hazards, such as a cord draped across the floor; or
- Falls due to bad lighting or low visibility.
Our attorneys can help you pursue a settlement for all of the above situations and for any other type of slip and fall accident that occurred on someone else's property. Call us at 215-642-2335 for a free case evaluation.
We Can Help You Pursue the Full Damages You Deserve.
Do you know the full scope of damages you deserve for your injuries? If you accept a settlement offer from the property owner or their insurer without first consulting with an attorney, you could end up leaving money on the table.
We help you calculate the full level of compensation you deserve—including money for losses you have not yet incurred, such as future medical bills. How much compensation you can recover in a slip and fall claim depends on your damages. Your award could include some or all of the following:
- Current and future medical costs;
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of consortium; or
- Punitive damages.
Call 215-642-2335 Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation.
The Doylestown slip and fall lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC want to start working for you today. We can help you fight for the fair compensation you deserve. Call 215-642-2335 for a free case evaluation.