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Slip and Fall Lawyer in Norristown

Property owners can be liable for injuries when guests and visitors slip and fall because of a hazardous condition. An experienced Norristown slip and fall lawyer can help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages and suffering.

At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we’re known and respected trial attorneys with a reputation for getting top results for injury victims and grieving families in Norristown and across Pennsylvania. Putting decades of combined experience behind every case, we’ve led clients like you to tens of millions of dollars in life-changing financial recoveries.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

What causes most slip and fall accidents?

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Every year, more than one million Americans visit the emergency room with injuries related to slip and fall accidents. That means that on an average day there are 273 slip and fall accidents across the nation.

Most slip and fall accidents can be avoided. They typically happen when a property owner allows unsafe or hazardous conditions to exist on the premises.

Some common causes of slips and falls include:

  • Slippery or wet floors
  • Unsecured mats and rugs
  • Loose floorboards
  • Missing railings
  • Unsecured railings
  • Broken floors or stairs
  • Freshly waxed floors
  • Buildup of garbage or debris
  • Loose electrical wires or cords
  • Potholes
  • Uneven pavement and sidewalks

In Pennsylvania, property owners and individuals responsible for the maintenance and operation of premises have a duty to make sure that the property is free from these and other types of hazards. If you’ve slipped, tripped and fallen because of an unsafe condition, you can file a premises liability lawsuit and seek compensation from the property owner. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

We Handle All Types of Slip and Fall Cases

At Cordisco & Saile, LLC, we represent clients who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries in slips and falls at:

  • Bars and restaurants
  • Retail stores
  • Warehouse stores
  • Shopping malls
  • Movie theaters
  • Office buildings
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • Construction sites
  • Workplaces
  • Gyms
  • Sports arenas
  • Government buildings
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Schools
  • Daycare centers
  • Parking garages
  • Parking lots

Always notify the property owner about your accident right away. You’ll want to make sure that the condition that caused you to fall is formally documented. This way, the owner can’t fix the problem before you have a chance to get proof and formally file a claim for damages. Once you’ve notified the owner, don’t hesitate to reach out to our law office in Norristown for immediate assistance.

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Why should I hire a Norristown slip and fall lawyer?

The property owner will be well-represented by an insurance company. That insurance company will be searching for any reason to deny your claim or limit how much you’re awarded for your injuries. You need to level the playing field if you want a fighting chance to get the money you deserve.

That’s why our Norristown personal injury lawyers should be your first call for help after a slip and fall. We have the resources and experience you’ll need to go up against large companies, corporations, property owners and insurance providers and win.

While you focus on recovering from your slip and fall injuries, our team will:

  • Conduct a timely investigation into your slip and fall
  • Secure photographs, video footage, inspection and maintenance records, witness statements, medical records, accident reports and other evidence that can be used to strengthen your claim for damages
  • Consult with experts and specialists who can provide insight into your slip and fall case
  • Represent you during negotiations with the property owner, their insurance carrier and other parties
  • Offer guidance as you’re asked to make important decisions, like whether to accept a settlement offer or push forward for a potentially better result at trial

Our law firm is ready to help you recover, win and move forward. Call our office to learn more about why you’ll want our top-rated legal team in your corner.

What’s my slip and fall accident case worth?

You’ve slipped and fallen on someone else’s property. Now you’re wondering how much money you might be able to get if you file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.

The answer is that it depends. Several factors will affect the value of your case, such as the following:

  • What types of injuries did you suffer in your slip and fall accident?
  • Do your doctors expect that you’ll make a full physical recovery? If so, how long will that take?
  • Will you likely be diagnosed with a permanent impairment or disability?
  • Are you able to continue working and earning a living?
  • Has your earning capacity been affected?
  • How have you been affected emotionally and psychologically by your slip and fall?

Here’s a general rule of thumb: the more severe your injuries, and the more your life changes after your slip and fall, the more your case will tend to be worth.

Of course, the slip and fall attorney you hire to represent you can also affect how much money you recover in a claim or lawsuit. When you choose Cordisco & Saile, LLC, you’ll benefit from a team with decades of experience, unparalleled client satisfaction and a demonstrated ability to win tough premises liability cases like yours.

Recently, we negotiated a $700,000 settlement for a woman who rolled her ankle in a deep, neglected pothole in a shopping center parking lot. As a result of this incident, she has suffered ongoing swelling, tightness, numbness, and debilitating pain requiring extensive orthopedic surgery to her left ankle. She also developed the permanent painful condition known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) which has traveled up her left leg and into her neck, right shoulder, arm, and hand.

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What compensation is available to slip and fall victims?

In Pennsylvania, victims of slip and fall accidents can generally recover damages to account for financial losses as well as hard-to-value trauma. These compensatory damages are known as economic damages and non-economic damages, respectively.

Our Norristown slip and fall attorneys can seek damages for your:

  • Present and future medical bills
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy and other therapeutic services
  • Lost wages and income
  • Lost work benefits
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Nursing assistance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Embarrassment

We’ll enlist the help of experts and specialists as we identify your damages and determine what they’re worth. The more insight our attorneys have to work with, the better prepared we’ll be to leverage a financial recovery that fully compensates you for the trauma you’ve been forced to endure.

Common Injuries in Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

Whether you slip and fall backward or trip and fall forward, you’re at risk of suffering some severe and life-changing injuries.

At Cordisco & Saile, LLC, we represent clients in slip and fall cases involving:

  • Broken bones
  • Trauma to the fingers, hands and arms
  • Knee injury, wrist injury and other joint injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Back injury
  • Neck injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Nerve damage
  • Other catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

Always seek medical attention as soon as possible after an unexpected fall accident. Your doctor will be able to diagnose and treat your injuries, which can reduce the risk of complications, infection or death. Additionally, your prompt visit will be important if you decide to file a claim for damages. You’ll have to prove that your slip and fall caused your injury, and your medical record can be evidence of that.

How long do I have to file a slip and fall lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, you typically have two years after your slip and fall accident to file a personal injury claim for damages. Once the statute of limitations expires, so does your right to pursue and recover the compensation you deserve.

It’s important to reach out for legal help immediately after you suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident. Cordisco & Saile, LLC is always available to take your call, and our attorneys are ready to jump into action to preserve your rights as soon as you ask for our help.

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