Not all slip and fall incidents result in injuries, but some are quite serious, leading to medical problems that affect your life for years to come. If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident, you need an attorney who can handle your claim from start to finish and advocate for your best interests.

At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our Chester County slip and fall accident attorneys provide seasoned representation for folks who fall and become seriously injured due to the negligence of someone else. For decades, our firm has helped injured parties recover the compensation to which they are entitled. Reach out to our caring, compassionate team for a consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730.

Common Slip and Fall Scenarios

According to the National Flooring Safety Institute (NFSI), more than a million falls occur in the United States each year. But the truth is that most of these falls are preventable if not for the negligence of someone else. Although there are many reasons that fall occur, if someone is tasked with maintaining or repairing a location—usually because they own it—then they are generally responsible for injuries that occur due to their failure to maintain or keep a property in a safe condition for visitors.

Some common reasons that slip and fall accidents occur include:

  • Uneven Or Bumpy Floors: Shifting foundations can lead to wavy floors that are tricky to traverse, and falls can ensure.
  • Spills Or Wet Floors: Falls often result from standing water on the floor or sidewalk. Rain-exposed walkways, leaking windows, and even improperly waxed floors can result in dangerous falls.
  • Cracked Or Raised Sidewalks: Poor construction, the elements, and time itself can cause sidewalks to fall into disrepair. It is the job of property owners to see to the upkeep of sidewalks or to (at minimum) warn people of the risk they pose.
  • Poor Lighting: People must be able to see the path in front of them, otherwise, they are subject to falling. Property owners must ensure adequate lighting is present.
  • Broken Handrails: Slip and fall accidents can result from broken or absent handrails where needed.

Compensable Damages in Slip and Fall Cases

The objective of our Chester County slip and fall accident attorney is to make you whole again following your fall, at least financially. In this type of case, damages generally include lost wages and medical costs, including present and future costs. Awards and verdicts may also include noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering or mental anguish.

Filing Your Slip and Fall Claim

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you have just two years following your injury to file your slip and fall claim. Because time is of the essence, the  Chester County slip and fall accident attorney with the Dan Doyle Law Group urges you to reach out as soon as possible following your injury.

Get in touch with us now to schedule a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730.