Pennsylvania & New Jersey Injury Lawyers: Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents
Liability of Businesses Open to the Public
In order to win a slip and fall case in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the injured person must prove that the property owner:
- created the danger,
- knew about the danger, but unreasonably failed to warn or failed to correct it, or
- unreasonably failed to detect the danger.
This law applies to any person or business in control or possession of property, such as:
- businesses such as shopping malls or retail stores
- cleaning contractors
- snow and ice removal contractors
Many injured victims don’t realize that in slip and fall cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the potential liable parties often include parties other than the immediate property owner. For example, a property management company, snow and ice removal contractor or cleaning company may be liable for the defect or hazard which caused the serious injury.
It is vital to speak to an experienced slip and fall lawyer who will be able to properly investigate liability of all parties. This ensures maximum recovery for seriously injured victims. Those injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey slip and fall or trip and fall accident may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more.
Philadelphia, PA and NJ Slip and Fall Injury Accident Cases
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents happen every day. In a small percentage of those accidents, serious injuries result. The most common types of slip and fall or trip and fall injuries are due to:
- inclement weather conditions, such as snow, ice or rain
- stairway or stairway collapses, including broken step accidents
- sidewalk defects and potholes
- slippery substances, such as food or other liquids
- code violations such as lack of handrails or improper grading
- lack of proper lighting
Pennsylvania and New Jersey Slip and Fall Injury and Accident Lawyers
At the Philadelphia, PA and NJ personal injury accident law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, our experienced attorneys are committed to providing quality representation and individual attention to their clients and their clients’ families.
Our highly rated Philadelphia, PA and NJ slip and fall injury lawyers and attorneys have many solid years of experience handling cases against hotels. Their knowledge and expertise in dealing with defense counsel as well as insurance company representatives and adjusters can be invaluable when seeking justice in a slip and fall injury case.
Our Philadelphia, PA and NJ slip and fall injury lawyers will meet with you and discuss:
- slip and fall or trip and fall law
- business or individual liability
- liability of others such as property management companies or independent contractors such as snow and ice removal companies
- damages and proof
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt or killed in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or New York, contact our experienced, highly rated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury and slip and fall lawyers for a free, confidential consultation. 215.399.9255/800.220.7600
Our personal injury attorneys serve accident victims in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE.