A slip and fall injury is often far worse than it sounds. If you fall and suffer a major injury as a result, you could be looking at thousands of dollars in medical bills, significant time away from work, and a long recovery process with lots of pain.
That is why you deserve compensation for your slip and fall injury. You also deserve a skilled and compassionate team of attorneys who will fight as aggressively for you as they would for themselves or their families.
In the Philadelphia area, that team of lawyers is Cordisco & Saile LLC. Our mission is helping personal injury victims get their lives back as quickly and easily as possible. In order to do that, you need compensation for your injury. Our job is to keep fighting relentlessly until we get it for you. We handle your case with compassion and conviction and we take its outcome personally.
The team at Cordisco & Saile LLC would love the opportunity to meet you, answer your questions, and advise you of your legal options after a slip and fall accident. The consultation is always free and we never get paid until we recover money for you. Call 215-642-2335 now for an appointment with a slip and fall accident lawyer in Philadelphia.
What Should I Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Philadelphia?
You have a lot to deal with after any serious injury. The most important step, of course, is to seek whatever medical care you need. You should also file a report and, if possible, collect statements from any eyewitnesses who were there and saw what happened. It is not mandatory, but it could make it easier to build a case on your behalf.
Next, you should contact our slip and fall accident lawyers right away. Our attorneys are ready to take on your case and get you the compensation you need to recover. Regardless of how your injury occurred, we can identify all responsible parties, systematically gather evidence, build a winning case, and most importantly, get you the settlement you deserve.
If your slip and fall accident happened any of the following ways—or even if it did not—call us right away:
- Your fall occurred on a wet or slippery floor;
- A pothole or break in the pavement caused you to trip and fall;
- Your fall happened on a staircase either due to a loose or missing step;
- You slipped or tripped because of a floor hazard that was not visible or poorly marked, such as an electrical cord or small object; or
- Poor lighting caused or contributed to your slip and fall injury.
No matter how your injury happened, a good chance exists that someone else is at least partly liable. That means you deserve compensation from the responsible party. Our attorneys will fight to make sure you get it.
How Can I Hold Someone Else Responsible for My Slip and Fall Accident Injuries?
When it comes to ensuring the safety of invited visitors and guests, property owners and managers have several legal obligations. Pennsylvania law requires them to promptly remove or repair hazards upon learning of them. In the meantime, until repairs are complete, the property owner must take reasonable steps to protect others from the hazard on their premises. If they fail to do either of these things, they may be liable for injuries that result.
Two notable exceptions to these premises liability laws exist.
Trespassers and Uninvited Guests
Property owners in Pennsylvania do not have a duty of care to trespassers or uninvited guests. That does not mean, however, they can set up booby traps, intentionally make their property unsafe, or take other actions to injure trespassers on purpose. Moreover, a property owner can be liable for injuries to an uninvited guest if their property features an attractive nuisance—such as a swimming pool or trampoline—that could potentially attract children onto the property and injure them.
Intoxication or Reckless Behavior
A property owner may also be exempt from liability if they can prove that the injured party on their property was either intoxicated or behaving in a reckless or inappropriate manner that caused or contributed to their injury.
Even these two situations can be ambiguous. You might claim to have been an invited guest, while the property owner declares you were a trespasser. Who is right? Often, it is whoever makes the most convincing argument and offers the best evidence. That is why you need the skilled, tenacious lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC. We will craft a strong argument in your favor so you can recover fair compensation for your suffering.
What Kind of Compensation Am I Eligible for After This Type of Accident?
You could face many costs from a slip and fall accident. Our job is to make sure the responsible party pays you for every expense you incur due to your injury. We work to document the full value of your losses and will negotiate aggressively to win you fair compensation.
Your medical costs could include hospital bills, doctor visits, rehabilitation, physical therapy, prescription drugs, and medical devices. We seek compensation for both current and expected future medical bills.
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity
If you have to miss work while recovering from your slip and fall accident, we pursue the responsible party for your lost wages. We also seek compensation if your capacity to earn a living in the future drops due to your injury.
Pain and Suffering
We build a strong and comprehensive case that you deserve a big settlement for the pain and suffering that you have been through. This is a subjective area, so the skill and experience of your lawyer matter.
If the responsible party engaged in malicious behavior or demonstrated a reckless disregard for your safety, we can seek additional compensation to punish them for their actions.
Call 215-642-2335 to Speak to the Top Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers in Philadelphia.
The attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC are looking forward to meeting you, answering your questions, and getting started on your case. Call 215-642-2335 now for a free consultation.