Commonly called a "slip and fall" or premises liability case, these instances cause personal injury when a person slips, falls or trips on a surface. The Brod Law Firm personal injury attorneys represent Norristown, Pennsylvania area clients in these types of cases when the slip and fall was the result of negligence on the part of a property owner or manager. We see numerous claims of slip and fall type accidents in Norristown since it is one of the largest towns in Montgomery county and variety of types of properties some older row homes and more newly developed suburban and commercial locations. In most common slip and fall cases, the victim falls because the surface is unexpectedly slick or irregular. If this unsafe surface was preventable, a negligent property owner may be liable for the injuries the victim sustained. The key is "negligent" property owner. This office receives many inquiries about injuries on another's property, but an injury alone is not enough to cause a property owner liable for damages.
Most of the slip and fall cases we have occur at:
- retail businesses
- department stores
- shopping malls
- parking lot owners.
The falls can be from ice and snow which should have been removed within a reasonable time period, improper drainage of water, as well as spillages, floor defects, sudden changes in elevation, damaged carpeting, poor lighting, excessively worn or damaged steps and lack of handrails.
To determine whether or not a property owner was negligent and is liable, there are a number of factors that must by considered by our personal injury attorneys. Pennsylvania courts often consider whether or not the owner knew about the unsafe conditions, how long he or she was aware of the problem and whether or not the owner took the necessary steps to rectify the problem.
Common injuries sustained during slip and fall cases include minor bruising, arm and shoulder injuries and broken bones to major back, neck and head injuries. If you or a loved one was a victim of unsafe conditions, The Brod Law Firm encourages you to contact our personal injury lawyers in Norristown today! Each year, The Brod Law Firm personal injury attorneys help Norristown, Pennsylvania victims receive compensation for physical and mental injuries.
At The Brod Law Firm our personal injury attorneys have been the voice for victim's rights for over three decades. Contact The Brod Law Firm today to speak to one of our experienced Norristown slip and fall lawyers. Call Gary Brod anytime at 888-435-7946 (888-HELPWIN) for a free no obligation consultation and explanation of your legal rights. We also have the option of easy phone sign-up process or online and we can begin work today. Even if you are not sure you have a case it will not cost you anything to call for free advice.