DEFECTIVE & DANGEROUS
"Each year about 4 billion dollars are awarded to compensate premises liability injury victims."
- U.S. Department of Justice
Expert Pennsylvania Premises Liability Accident Attorneys.
Second only to motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths in the United States. It's not hard to see that slip and fall accidents can be extremely serious, whether you're at work, home, or anywhere else.
Premises liability laws require private, commercial, and public property owners to maintain their property and provide a safe environment to pedestrians and visitors: neighbors, patrons, passersby, vendors, mail carriers, and others.
To have a valid slip and fall claim, you must be able to show that the property owner failed to properly maintain the property and/or failed to warn you of an existing hazard. You must also be able to prove that the property owner was aware, or should have been aware of the hazard, and failed to protect you from being injured on the premises. The best decision you can make to protect yourself after a slip and fall accident is to enlist the services of Daly & Clemente.
Have you been injured due to a dangerous condition on someone else's propety? Whether they’re triggered by slippery surfaces, defective construction, or other unsafe circumstances, the legal team at Daly & Clemente knows that most falls are preventable. That’s why we’re here to hold negligent property managers and owners accountable.
If you are a victim of a negligent property owner or if your loved one has passed away as a result of one, it is important to remember that the attorneys at Daly & Clemente are here to help.
Our attorneys at Daly & Clemente have a successful history of handling claims involving injuries resulting from falls on snow and ice. While each case is unique and faces its own hurdles, our attorneys are committed to helping victims recover compensation for their losses. To learn more about how our attorneys may be able to help, please fill out our no-cost case review form today.
COMMON INJURIES FROM SLIP & FALL
A slip and fall accident may cause relatively minor injuries like a sprain or bruising or severe injuries such as:
Fractures (broken bones)
Spinal cord and nerve injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Such injuries could result in significant medical bills, time away from work, and other life-altering problems. In some of the worst cases, slip and fall accidents can cause irreversible brain damage or spinal injuries that require surgical repair.
Regardless of the nature of your accident, you need to see a doctor right away after a slip and fall. Failure to obtain medical treatment may not only aggravate your injuries, but it could also jeopardize your ability to collect compensation later.
Not all properties are safe.
THAT'S WHY YOU NEED OUR EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS
More often than not, slip and fall accidents occur after the property owner has failed to:
(1) warn visitors about a hazardous condition, and
(2) take prompt action to remedy the hazard.
In such cases, the negligent property owner can be held liable through a premises liability lawsuit.
Whether it’s an unaddressed spill on a floor, a faulty railing or step, an obstruction of some sort, or any other factor a property owner knew about but did not address, you’re left dealing with a host of issues that were no fault of your own. You don’t have to put up with this.
You can file a slip & fall lawsuit against the property owner whose negligence had a negative impact on your life, and our experienced attorneys, who’ve secured several million-dollar verdicts for injured clients, are available to help.
COMMON CAUSES OF SLIP, TRIP & FALL INJURIES
Slip and fall accidents can result from all types of hazards, including:
Wet, icy, or slippery surfaces
Broken steps or cracked sidewalks
Poorly secured bannisters
Torn or uneven carpeting
Poorly lit walkways or hallways
Uneven or warped flooring
Poorly secured rugs
GET MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
DOCUMENT THE ACCIDENT SCENE WITH PHOTOS & VIDEO
TALK TO THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE PROPERTY
FOLLOW YOUR DOCTOR'S ADVICE
TALK TO A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
DO NOT SPEAK TO AN INSURANCE ADJUSTER
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I FALL?
If you were injured in a fall that was caused by a property owner’s negligence, there are several steps you can take to protect your rights.
Arrange for transportation to an emergency room. Get help from EMTs if you need it. You can make an injury worse if you try to move without professional assistance.
Use your mobile phone to take pictures of any obstructions, wet spots, or other hazards that contributed to your fall. Get the names of all witnesses who saw you fall.
If you can do so without impairing your health, tell the manager or property owner that you want a copy of any accident investigation report that they prepare.
If your doctor wants you to participate in physical therapy or to undergo tests, do what the doctor prescribes. Ending treatment prematurely will impair your ability to recover the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Your lawyer will want to conduct a full investigation. You will need to sign a release so your lawyer can obtain copies of your medical records. Only after the full extent of your injury is known can your personal injury attorney assess the settlement value of your claim.
If the insurance adjuster on behalf of the business where you were injured contacts you, consult an attorney immediately. Saying the wrong thing to an insurance adjuster can damage your ability to recover compensation.
What is my case worth?
~ BREAKING DOWN THE VALUE OF A SLIP & FALL ACCIDENT CASE ~
Every case is unique. To begin to calculate the value of your slip & fall accident case you must determine every loss and expense incurred by the accident.
Our experience means that our firm is more able to accurately achieve the fairest settlement or jury award for your injuries.
When you suffer serious, long-term injuries it is important to work closely with economic experts to ensure that your compensation demand takes into account all future expenses and inflation. This allows our clients to resolve their cases knowing that they and their loved ones will be taken care of for decades to come.
POTENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDED IN YOUR RECOVERY
Past & future medical expenses, such as: medication; therapy; diagnostic scans; treatment injections; and surgeries.
Specialized medical equipment.
Past & Future lost wages / lost earning capacity.
Past & future pain & suffering.
Embarrassment and humiliation.
Significant disfigurement and scarring.
Past & Future loss of enjoyment of life and life’s pleasures.
Other injuries and damages suffered as a natural and probable result of the said personal injuries.
Leg impalement in a forklift accident in the workplace.
Settlement with multiple defendants.
Traumatic brain injury from a slip & fall on ice in an office parking lot.
Confidential settlement with multiple defendants.
Burn injuries from a defective and dangerous consumer product.
Confidential settlement with multiple defendants.
Wrongful death resulting from negligent security.
Settlement with multiple defendants during trial.
Fractured ankle on defective premises.
Settlement on eve of trial with a waiver of workers comp lien.