Most people think that a slip and fall accident takes place only in the winter when streets and sidewalks are covered in snow and ice. But the fact of the matter is that a slip and fall accident can happen just about any time of the year in Philadelphia. There are dangerous conditions that exist throughout the city at all times. Wet sidewalks from sprinklers that are left on too long, slippery tiles in a mall or office building, or poor or broken lighting that makes it impossible to see a slip and fall hazard are all reasons why you could be injured.
A slip and fall injury can be substantial, and if it is due to the negligence of a property owner, you may be able to seek damages with the help of an experienced slip and fall attorney representing you.
Throughout Pennsylvania, federal, state, and local laws regulate property owners and the liability they have to maintain their premises in a reasonable way. Failing to do so, whether, in a mall, office building, apartment complex, or any public gathering place can mean the blame for a slip and fall accident will rest squarely on their shoulders.
Attorneys must be able to show not only that negligent conditions existed, but that the property owner had a reasonable degree of knowing that there was an unsafe condition, and still did nothing to correct it. To further bolster a slip and fall claim, an attorney may also look at other parties who may be responsible. Aside from a property owner, if a slip and fall accident involves a piece of equipment, then a manufacturer may also be held liable for damages.
You deserve to be compensated for your slip and fall accident, but you must prove your case to collect damages. To explore your legal options and the strength of your case, contact Master Weinstein and Moyer. We serve clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York communities.