Not many people expect to be seriously injured while on a trip to the grocery store. Unfortunately, this is the case for thousands of victims who sustain painful injuries from slipping and falling on another person’s property.
Injuries sustained from slipping and falling on another person’s property can be serious, painful, and expensive to treat. The severity of the injury often depends largely on what caused the accident.
Some of the most common examples of dangerous conditions that cause injury to visitors include:
- Neglected spills or wet floors;
- Torn or bulging carpets;
- Warped floorboards;
- Uneven or slick stairs;
- A lack of hand railings on stairways;
- Rugs with worn spots or curled edges;
- Uneven floorings;
- Inadequate lighting;
- Sidewalk cracks; and
- Wet or icy parking lot conditions.
An injury caused by one of these dangerous conditions may take months or even years to heal. For example, many injured parties suffer from broken and fractured bones as well as a variety of other injuries, including:
- Concussions and head trauma;
- Spinal cord damage;
- Scrapes and bruises;
- Ligament damage;
- Dislocated joints; and
- Traumatic brain injury.
Some of these injuries may require multiple surgeries, painful physical therapy, or the use of expensive medications. These treatments can be expensive and quickly overwhelm a victim’s finances.
Fortunately, injured parties may be able to obtain compensation if they can establish that the owner was negligent in maintaining his or her property. This requires a showing that the property owner did not only not use reasonable care in maintaining the property, but also knew, or should have known, that the condition existed and took no steps to remedy it.
Slip and fall accidents can be devastating for a victim and his or her family, so if you were injured on another person’s property, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney who can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Please call one of the dedicated Philadelphia slip and fall attorneys at the Pearce Law Firm at 215-557-8686 to schedule a free consultation.