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If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania caused by someone else’s negligence, Cordisco & Saile LLC can help. We provide the highest quality legal representation to people in the Philadelphia area and across Pennsylvania dealing with the aftermath of slip and fall accidents. Our Pennsylvania slip and fall lawyers have the skill, experience, and resources to secure fair settlements for our clients.

A slip and fall accident can leave you with serious injuries. You might be unable to work or care for loved ones while dealing with mounting medical expenses. However, you have legal options. Property owners and businesses have a legal duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition, free from dangers. If you slip and fall because of a hazardous condition the property owner should have addressed, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.  

Work with an attorney at Cordisco & Saile LLC. Contact us today for a free case evaluation to discuss a potential lawsuit against the persons responsible for your accident.

Why Hire a Cordisco & Saile Lawyer for Your Slip and Fall Accident

Cordisco & Saile LLC serves those injured in slip and fall accidents. We are proud to be part of the communities we serve and provide personalized representation in our clients’ times of need. Our team members are award-winning, experienced attorneys passionate about representing injured people like you. We treat all our clients like family, and as part of our dedication to service, we offer free resources such as e-books to give you valuable information.

We know a slip and fall accident can happen anywhere in Pennsylvania, so our offices are strategically located in Philadelphia, Bucks CountyMontgomery County, and the Lehigh Valley

A slip and fall accident can happen on or off the job. However, if you have been injured while working, our union relationships help us work efficiently to protect your rights.

The best advertisement for our services comes from testimonials by satisfied clients we’ve helped. We invite you to read their words as you consider choosing us to represent you in your slip and fall case. 

"When I was injured my family reached out to Cordisco & Saille. From the first moment I knew I had nothing to worry about and felt comfortable leaving everything in their hands. I was informed every step of the way of the ongoing progress and game plan of the process. I highly recommend them if you want the comfort of knowing things are taken care of."
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Common Types of Slip and Fall Incidents

Property owners owe a duty of care to those who visit their premises. This duty includes keeping the premises free of hazards that could foreseeably cause harm to a visitor. If somebody who owns or manages a property fails to keep the area free of foreseeable hazards, a slip and fall can occur and cause injury. These are cases in which a slip and fall injury law firm can assist you.

There are many ways slip and fall incidents can occur. Some common causes of slip and fall accidents include the following: 

  • Spilled liquid in a grocery or convenience store
  • Debris in a walkway
  • Ice and snow
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Exposed cords and cables
  • Loose carpet or broken flooring
  • Broken or uneven pavement
  • Poor lighting 
  • Insecure railing or escalator or elevator malfunctions 

These are just examples, and many more circumstances can potentially give rise to a slip and fall accident. These circumstances can occur in various settings, including a private residence, city property, or a commercial establishment. If the property’s owner or occupier didn’t keep the area free of hazards or failed to perform recommended maintenance, you may have the right to sue for your injuries. 

Cordisco & Saile LLC has secured fair settlements in numerous past slip and fall cases, and we are proud of the results we have obtained for injured Pennsylvanians. Talk to us today to get started on your slip and fall claim. 

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What Compensation Can I Recover After a Slip and Fall Injury?

You can seek compensation for the losses you’ve suffered due to your injury by filing a slip and fall claim. The exact types of compensation available will depend on how the injury has affected your life and how it’s expected to do so in the future. 

Typically, you can pursue compensation for economic and non-economic damages caused by the accident. Economic damages compensate for the quantifiable costs and losses related to your accident, including the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Hospital bills 
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Pharmacy expenses
  • Lost wages for missed work
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Expenses for help with essential tasks like child care, transportation, etc.

Non-economic damages compensate for the harder-to-measure impacts of the accident on your daily life. You can seek compensation for losses such as the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of activities
  • Loss of consortium

Each case is different, and the circumstances of each case determine how much a slip and fall accident claim is worth. These include your injury’s severity, who is responsible for your injury, and each party’s degree of fault. 

Some common serious injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents include post-concussion syndrome, a traumatic brain injury, a fractured tailbone, and other broken bones.

When you turn to Coridsco & Saile LLC, our Pennsylvania slip and fall lawyers will examine these circumstances carefully to determine your claim’s potential value. 

A major factor affecting your compensation is whether you hire legal representation. Hiring an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer is the best path to getting the maximum compensation you deserve. Property insurance companies use a variety of tactics to minimize payouts, and the right attorney can level the playing field to give you the best possible odds of achieving a fair settlement or verdict. 

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What Is the Slip and Fall Law in Pennsylvania?

Slip and fall accidents fall under premises liability law. Pennsylvania property owners may be liable for foreseeable injuries or accidents that occur on their premises. The concept is rooted in the duty of care property owners owe individuals who visit their property. In Pennsylvania, slip and fall victims have the legal right to seek compensation if the property owner was negligent.

Pennsylvania has a strict deadline for filing a slip and fall lawsuit. You have two years from the incident date to sue a business or private individual. If the defendant is a government entity—for example, if you were hurt on a city sidewalk or an escalator in a government building—you only have six months from the accident date to notify the government of the claim. 

The deadlines can be tricky, and lawsuits follow very specific procedures, so it’s important to contact a Pennsylvania slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible.

Determining Liability for a Slip and Fall Accident in Pennsylvania

To build a viable premises liability case, you must establish the following elements:

  • The property owner owed a duty of care to the injured party. This duty requires property owners and managers to maintain a reasonably safe environment free from hazards to visitors. 
  • The property owner breached their duty of care by failing to address or correct a known or foreseeable hazard. A breach may include the failure to fix a dangerous condition they were aware of or the failure to provide adequate warning about the condition. 
  • The hazardous condition directly caused the injury or damages. The hazardous condition must have directly caused the slip and fall accident and resulted in an injury and other losses. 

The key factor in slip and fall accidents is what a reasonable person would have done under the circumstances. This analysis may come into play if the owner or employee responsible for the accident claims they were unaware of the danger. In such a scenario, evidence may be necessary to show that another person in a similar situation would have noticed and corrected the issue more promptly.

Determining Whether a Party Should Have Known of Dangerous Condition That Led to the Slip and Fall

A slip and fall may not be another party’s fault but simply an unpredictable and unpreventable event. The defendant may argue that they did not know about the slippery spot you fell on or the uneven tile that caused you to slip, for example. 

You and your attorney are responsible for demonstrating that common “reasonableness” indicates that the obstacle or defect should have been detected sooner and repaired or remedied before you fell.

Some common considerations include the following: 

  • The age of the defect 
  • The obviousness of the hazard
  • Whether the property owner regularly maintained the property
  • The reasonableness of the maintenance schedule 
  • The adequacy of the lighting
  • The reasonableness of steps to contain or shield visitors from the hazard
  • If an object created the hazard, the reasonableness for the object to be there

If you believe the property owner should have foreseen the hazard that contributed to your slip and fall accident, consult an attorney who specializes in Pennsylvania personal injury cases and is familiar with premises liability law. Your attorney will review the facts with you, analyze potential contributing factors, and recommend legal actions you might take. 

Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? Cordisco & Saile Can Help.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania and need help with your bodily injury claim, the premises liability attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help. Call us today at 215-642-2335 to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.

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