A slip and fall accident, though it sounds innocuous, can result in debilitating injuries. Every year, thousands of people end up with head trauma, spinal injuries, broken bones, and other significant bodily injuries because they slipped and fell.
If you suffered a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania, you might be facing expensive medical bills, lost work hours, reduced earning capacity, and other oppressive costs. You need a slip and fall accident lawyer in Newtown who can help you win a fair settlement and get your life back to normal.
You need the accomplished legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC. We serve Newtown and the entire Philadelphia metro area. Our focus is on personal injury law, with a special emphasis on fighting for the rights of clients injured in slip and fall accidents. We fight your case aggressively, with compassion and conviction, helping ensure you get the fair settlement you deserve.
We offer free consultations so you can meet with one of our slip and fall accident lawyers in Newtown, PA. Our team will answer all your questions and advise you on your case. To schedule an appointment, call us at 215-642-2335.
Do You Know What to Do After a Newtown Slip and Fall Accident?
The period that follows a slip and fall injury—from the minutes immediately after the accident, to the days, weeks, and months of recovery that follow—can be a source of extreme stress. Though it can be overwhelming, there are a few important things to take care of if you want the best chance at a favorable outcome to your case.
First, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident. It is important for your health to do so, as waiting too long to address a serious injury can make it harder to treat the ailment. Also, the less time that passes between the accident and the diagnosis of your injuries, the easier it is to draw a causal link from one to the other.
If you are able, try to identify any witnesses at the scene. Collect their contact information, as getting statements from these people can also strengthen your case.
Next, schedule a free consultation with the legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC. We will sit down with you, examine the evidence in your case, figure out which parties are potentially liable, and offer straightforward advice on the damages for which you might be eligible. We can get to work on your case right away, assembling evidence and building a case against the liable party or parties.
If you experienced any of the following—or any other type of slip-and-fall accident—you may have a valid claim:
- Your slipped and fell on a slippery or wet floor;
- Your accident occurred due to a pothole or uneven section of pavement;
- You slipped and fell on a staircase with a loose or missing step or a missing handrail;
- You tripped over an unmarked floor hazard, such as a hard-to-see wire or electrical cord; or
- You fell due to poor lighting or insufficient visibility.
If your injury occurred due to any of the above situations, someone else was probably at least partly responsible. We can help you hold the responsible party liable and win a fair settlement.
We Understand Premises Liability Law and Can Pursue the Responsible Party for Damages.
Property owners and managers have several responsibilities to keep the public reasonably safe from harm. They have a duty to keep their properties free from dangers and hazards that have the potential to injure invited guests. If they become aware of a hazard, they must fix it promptly. Until then, they must take proactive steps to shield guests from the danger.
There are, however, two major exceptions to this rule. One deals with trespassers and uninvited guests. The other involves guests whose injuries occur while intoxicated or behaving recklessly.
Trespassers and Uninvited Guests
Premises liability laws in Pennsylvania only apply to invited guests to a home, business, or property. If the injured party was a trespasser, they are probably not eligible to receive damages from the property owner unless they can prove the property was intentionally made unsafe. For instance, if the owner or manager rigged a booby trap to ensnare trespassers, they are likely liable for damages.
Also, a property that features an attractive nuisance—something potentially dangerous that could attract young children to the property, such as a swimming pool or trampoline—might result in liability of the owner in an injury situation. This is true even if the injured child or children were not invited guests.
Intoxication or Reckless Behavior
A property owner might also avoid liability by demonstrating that the injured guest was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or was behaving in a reckless manner that contributed to the injury.
We Fight Aggressively for a Fair Settlement for Your Slip and Fall Injury.
It is important to choose a personal injury lawyer who understands the full value of your case and fights for every type of compensation you deserve.
Our team fights for both your current and future medical bills, including surgeries, doctor visits, physical therapy, rehabilitation, prescriptions, and more.
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity
We seek compensation to make up for the money you are not earning while you miss work to recover from your injuries. You are also eligible for compensation for any reduction in income due to a decrease in your work capacity.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering are subjective damages. These are difficult to peg with a specific dollar amount, so our lawyers work to build a compelling case that you deserve a large sum for what you have been through.
We can seek punitive damages on top of all other compensation in situations where the other party was not merely negligent, but malicious or reckless.
Call 215-642-2335 for a Free Consultation With Cordisco & Saile LLC.
The team at Cordisco & Saile LLC looks forward to meeting you and finding out how we can help. The consultation is always free, so there is no risk in sitting down to talk to us. Call 215-642-2335 today for a free consultation.