When you’re out and about in Philadelphia, PA, you should able to enjoy yourself without worrying about getting hurt.
Unfortunately, slips, trips, and falls happen every day.
When you fall on someone else’s property in Philadelphia, you might be able to hold the owner responsible for your injuries. If you’ve been injured, call Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers today for a free consultation.
At Zavodnick, Zavodnick, & Lasky, LLC, we have more than 80 years of combined experience handling complex slip and fall cases. We know how devastating an unexpected fall and injury can be. That’s why we’ll go above and beyond to get you the money you need as you fight to get back on your feet.
Contact our Philadelphia law firm to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment today.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident?
If you’ve suffered a fall, chances are you’re probably in a lot of pain. You’re probably watching medical bills add up as you seek treatment. Your injury might even prevent you from working. A sudden loss of income can make a tough situation even harder. You might never be able to go back to the way things were before you slipped and fell.
Someone else was careless, and now you’re forced to suffer the consequences. Fortunately, you might be entitled to compensation. However, it can be challenging to get the money you deserve. Owners will try to deny responsibility. They might even blame you for your own injuries. Insurance companies will fight you every step of the way, doing whatever they can to drive down the value of your case.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer levels the playing field. It gives you time to focus on getting better. When you let an attorney handle your slip and fall accident case, you give yourself the best shot at maximizing your compensation.
Zavodnick, Zavodnick, & Lasky, LLC is a family operation. When you turn to us for help, you become family, too. We care about you and want to help you in any way that we can. That’s why we’ll be your fiercest advocates and work tirelessly to obtain compensation on your behalf.
- Stand up to insurance companies when they try to trick you into accepting a lowball offer
- Protect you if property owners try to blame you for a slip and fall accident
- Consult with injury experts in the greater Philadelphia area to better understand what your case is worth, and
- Carefully investigate the circumstances of your fall to determine why it happened and who’s to blame.
Our goal is to get you the money you need and deserve after a painful accident. Call our Philadelphia law office to discuss your case today.
We Handle All Slip and Fall Accident Cases
Slip and fall accidents can happen just about anywhere. When you fall, we’re here to pick you back up. We’re here to help you if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident while visiting:
- Whole Foods
- Trader Joe’s
- Rittenhouse Market
- Reading Terminal Market
- King of Prussia shopping mall
- Restaurant, bar, or nightclub
- Government building
- Park or recreational facility, and more.
You don’t have to get hurt inside to file a slip and fall injury lawsuit. We can also help you seek compensation if you’ve been hurt on a sidewalk, in an alley, or even while crossing the road.
Falls are also a leading cause of workplace injuries. If you get hurt at work, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits or money from a negligent third party.
We’ll Fight to Get Money For All of Your Slip and Fall Injuries
Falls are a leading cause of avoidable injury in the United States. Whether you’ve sustained a minor injury or a catastrophic one, your life will be affected in some way. Our attorneys will aggressively seek damages for all of your slip and fall injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Head injury
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more.
Give us a quick call to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal rights today. Can’t make it to our office to discuss your case? That shouldn’t stop you from getting the help you deserve. So, we’ll come to you. Our attorneys can come to your home, place of work, or even the hospital to talk about your injury case. Just give us a call. It’s that easy.
When is a Property Owner Liable For My Slip and Fall Injuries?
Anyone who owns property in Pennsylvania has an obligation to keep visitors safe. Whether you’re visiting a friend’s house or browsing at a local shop, you shouldn’t’ have to keep an eye out of hidden dangers. You shouldn’t have to be overly concerned about getting hurt.
The degree to which a property owner has to keep you safe depends on why you’re there. When you visit someone’s property, you’ll fall into one of three categories: invitee, licensee, and trespasser.
Invitee. An invitee is someone who visits property for a business purpose. For example, you’d be considered an invitee if you went to a store to shop or checked into a hotel for a night or two. You’re there for the benefit of the owner.
Property owners owe invitees the greatest duty of care. The owner must inspect their premises for any potential dangers. Any hazards that are discovered must be corrected as soon as possible.
Licensee. A licensee is someone who is invited to visit property for a purpose other than business. For example, you’d be considered an invitee if you visited a friend’s home in the city. The invitation can be express or implied.
Property owners don’t have to inspect their land to protect invitees. However, if the owner identifies a hazard, they have to fix it or warn you about it.
Trespasser. A trespasser is someone who does not have permission to be on the owner’s property. For example, you’d be considered a trespasser if you snuck onto someone’s property after dark to swim in their pool.
Property owners don’t have to fix hazards to protect trespassers. As a trespasser, you don’t even have to be warned about potential dangers. Property owners might only responsible for an injury if the owner intentionally or recklessly causes a trespasser to get hurt.
Who’s Liable If I Trip and Fall on a Philadelphia Sidewalk?
You might be surprised to learn that property owners are primarily responsible for maintaining the sidewalks adjacent to and on their land. If you fall on a sidewalk in front of a restaurant in Philadelphia, the owner might be liable for your injuries. Under Pennsylvania law, it’s their responsibility to keep the sidewalk in good condition. If it’s covered in ice or debris, it’s the owner’s job to remove the hazard to reduce the likelihood of a fall.
Can you sue the city if you fall on a sidewalk? Maybe. The city is responsible for sidewalks on government property and is has “secondary liability” for other sidewalks. If you fall because the sidewalk in front of a restaurant was in disrepair – maybe it was cracked or uneven – the city might be liable. However, you’ll have to prove the city knew or should have known about the dangerous condition.
What Compensation Can I Get For My Slip and Fall Injuries?
Don’t underestimate the costs of a fall. Your injury can potentially affect you for the rest of your life. When someone else is responsible for your fall, they should also be responsible for your damages.
At Zavodnick, Zavodnick, & Lasky, LLC, we’ll work hard to recover money for all of your accident-related damages, including:
- Medical expenses and bills
- Nursing care
- Lost wages and income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement, and more.
We work closely with some of the most respected experts in the greater Philadelphia area. They can help us understand the more complicated and intricate aspects of your case. Insight into your injuries will allow us ot get a better understanding of what your case is worth.
How Long Do I Have to File a Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit?
We understand that you’re dealing with a lot right now. However, don’t hesitate to assert your right to demand compensation. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for slip and fall lawsuits is two years. If you wait too long to file a claim, you’ll lose the right to demand the money you need and deserve.
Call Our Philadelphia Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers For Help
Are you struggling with an injury after a slip and fall accident in Philadelphia? Contact Zavodnick, Zavodnick, & Lasky, LLC for immediate assistance. We can help you seek compensation from a negligent property owner. We’ll do everything we can to maximize the settlement or verdict you receive.
Your first consultation is free, so call to schedule yours today.