In the bustling landscapes of Pennsylvania, where every step can lead to a unique adventure, the unexpected can sometimes catch us off guard. Amidst the vibrant cities and charming towns, slips and falls are not merely unfortunate incidents but potential legal matters that demand attention. Welcome to the realm where the pavement meets the courtroom—where Folkman Law stands ready to guide you through the intricacies of personal injury claims arising from slips and falls in the Keystone State.
Picture this: a stroll down the streets of Philly, a momentary distraction, and then it happens—a slip on ice or a trip over bumpy, wet terrain. In the blink of an eye, what began as a routine day transforms into a legal concern, with questions about rights, responsibilities, and the path to justice looming large.
Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorneys
Dealing with the aftermath can be challenging when you slip and fall. This is where the help of a personal injury lawyer can come in handy. At Folkman Law, we are aware that such accidents not only have physical consequences but also legal ones. We invite you to explore the intricacies of slip and fall accidents in Pennsylvania with us, where we believe that knowledge is power and your rights are our primary concern.
If you or someone you care about suffers from a slip and fall accident, please call for legal assistance at our Philadelphia office. (215) 561-0455
The National Floor Safety Institute reports:
- Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits, or 21.3% of ER visits.
- Slips and falls account for over 1 million of those visits or 12% of total falls.
- As per the Consumer Product Safety Commission, floors and flooring materials are directly implicated in over 2 million fall injuries yearly.
- Each year, slip and fall incidents involving employees result in an estimated $70 billion in compensation and medical expenses.
Add Your Heading Text HereSlip & Fall Legal Definition
In legal terms, a slip and fall is a personal injury incident where an individual slips, trips, or falls on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions. These conditions could include wet or slippery surfaces, uneven flooring, inadequate lighting, or other potential dangers. In such cases, the injured party may have legal grounds to seek compensation for their injuries and related damages.
Proving liability often involves demonstrating that the property owner or occupier was negligent in maintaining a safe environment and that this negligence directly led to the accident and subsequent injuries.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
- Wet or Slippery Surfaces: Spills, wet floors, or recently cleaned surfaces.
- Uneven or Damaged Flooring: Cracked sidewalks, uneven tiles, or damaged carpets.
- Weather Conditions: Ice, snow, or rain can create slippery conditions.
- Lack of Warning Signs: Inadequate signage to indicate potential hazards.
- Poor Lighting: Insufficient lighting in walkways, stairs, or common areas.
- Cluttered Walkways: Objects or debris obstructing pathways.
- Lack of Handrails: Absence of handrails on stairs or ramps.
- Negligence in Maintenance: Failure to repair or maintain premises adequately.
- Unexpected Changes in Elevation: Sudden steps or level changes without proper notice.
The repercussions can extend far beyond the initial stumble in the aftermath of a slip and fall. From broken bones to traumatic brain injuries, the spectrum of potential harm is diverse and impactful. At Folkman Law, we tirelessly advocate for slip-and-fall clients, navigating the legal complexities to secure rightful compensation and support for their unique needs.
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Severe sprains or strains
- Lacerations or puncture wounds
- Spinal cord injuries
- Chronic pain
- Dislocated shoulder
- Sprained ankles
- Open head wounds
- Nerve damage
- Permanent scarring
- Facial injuries
- Knee injuries
- Anxiety and fear
Here at Folkman Law, we recognize that facing a slip and fall case can be intimidating, particularly when contending with injuries, and the additional task of finding legal representation adds another layer to your healing process. Once you take that step, we’re ready to begin advocating for you.
Our commitment extends beyond legal proficiency; we are dedicated advocates who stand by you throughout the journey. From investigations to negotiations and, if necessary, courtroom representation, we tailor our approach to the unique facets of your case. At the heart of our practice is a deep understanding that your well-being and rights are paramount. Let Folkman Law be your partner in seeking the compensation you deserve and the support you need for a smoother path to recovery. Our team is prepared to initiate your case, undertaking the essential groundwork.
Investigation: Conduct a thorough examination of the incident, gathering evidence to establish liability.
Liability Assessment: Determine if negligence on the part of the property owner or occupier contributed to the slip and fall.
Communication with Insurance Companies: Negotiate with insurance companies to secure fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
Legal Action: If we cannot reach a fair settlement, we will take the necessary steps to file a lawsuit and provide representation for you in court.
Legal Guidance: Provide skillful advice on the legal process, helping clients understand their rights and options.
Documentation: Assist in gathering and organizing medical records, accident reports, and other essential documents to strengthen the case.
Advocacy: We will serve as your dedicated advocate, ensuring you are heard and your interests are protected throughout the legal proceedings.
Settlement Negotiation: Skillfully negotiate settlement terms that align with the client’s needs and losses.
Support: Offer emotional support and guidance, recognizing the client’s challenges during the recovery process.
Personalized Approach: Tailor legal strategies to the client’s unique circumstances, recognizing that each slip and fall case is distinct.
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a slip and fall incident due to a property owner’s negligence, Folkman Law is here to assist. We are committed to conducting a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances to secure complete compensation for your injuries and losses. Our dedicated team strives to ensure you receive fair compensation for various aspects of your case, including:
- Medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- General out-of-pocket costs,
- Damages for loss of quality of life, and
- Compensation for pain and suffering.
Your Philly Pennsylvania Advocates for Slip and Fall Cases: Folkman Law Offices make all the difference.
If you have suffered a slip and fall injury, you know how daunting and overwhelming the experience can be. At Folkman Law, we have extensive experience handling personal injury cases and stand ready to assist you in the Philadelphia area. Our team of super attorneys has a proven track record of success in investigating these cases and ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they deserve. We are committed to fighting for your rights and holding the responsible parties accountable.
When you contact Folkman Law for help, clear communication becomes our top priority. We believe in keeping you well-informed and empowered throughout the legal process. We understand that legal challenges can take a significant emotional and financial toll on you. Therefore, we go beyond just being legal advocates – we become your trusted allies. By fostering a culture of genuine care, our aim is not only to navigate the complexities of the legal system but also to provide compassionate support that eases the burdens faced by our clients.
“Folkman Law did an outstanding job in assisting me with my case. I felt so privileged with how they handled my case, the respect, the professionalism. This office is full of highly talented attorneys who are not only good at their job but also treat you like a close friend or a family member. I had a great experience meeting with every single one of them. Everyone in the office made me feel so comfortable. I am also very pleased with the outstanding administrative team members (not to mention any name in public) for the quick responses, the respectful and great communication skills, the lightning-fast mailing of documents, and the friendly personality, which was deeply appreciated. My experience with Folkman Law was very impressive on every level, and I will never forget it. My deepest thank you to Ben and his entire team. I am grateful to all of you for having faith in my case and assisting me in resolving it. Thanks again.” — M.S.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, don’t wait to seek legal help. Call Folkman Law today, and let us be your advocate in seeking the compensation you deserve and the support you need for a smoother path to recovery. (215) 561-0455