‘Get up, get out of here, keep going and hope nobody sees what just happened.’
That may be what would go through your mind if you fell in public. Hopefully any fall you sustain is minor and there are no injuries aside from a moment of embarrassment. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Sometimes, a slip and fall accident occurs and there are injuries. If this has happened to you and someone else’s negligence caused your fall, you may need a slip and fall lawyer. The Dan Doyle Law Group is ready to help you with your case.
What We Expect
When we go somewhere, like to the grocery store, the bank, or even the public park, we expect to be safe. For the most part, we are. Property owners and managers have strict codes and guidelines to follow. From building codes to safety measures, the safety of the public should be of utmost concern.
Sometimes though, those codes and safety measure aren’t followed. If a walkway at the park isn’t maintained, you could slip and fall on broken pieces. If a grocery store employee knows about a spill but doesn’t clean it up, you could really injure yourself. In those cases, and in many others, injuries can be caused by the negligence of others.
After a slip and fall accident that causes an injury, the most important thing to do is seek medical treatment. After that, you may decide to make a claim for compensation with either the property owner’s insurance or perhaps even a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner. You can expect the opposing side to argue that you bear some of the responsibility for your injury. They do this so that they can pay a lower settlement, if one at all. They could say you were distracted at the time of the fall, maybe by your phone, or that you were wearing footwear that was improper for the area, leading to the injury.
These cases usually involve back and forth between the two parties before any settlement is reached.
What To Do
If you’ve been in an accident, you need to report it to the property owner or manager immediately. After that, you may need a West Chester slip and fall attorney.
The attorneys at the Dan Doyle Law Group understand that an injury can keep you from living your daily life. Medical bills can pile up and you may lose income from an inability to work. A property owner or insurance company may try to put the blame on you for something they should be held liable for and that’s not fair. If they didn’t follow regulations and their negligence caused your accident, we’ll help you every step of the way. We want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve so that you can get back to living your life.
You can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.