Your Slip-And-Fall Questions Answered
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents are very common and, unfortunately, they can cause serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones. Accident victims may face long recovery times, permanent bodily damage or death after these incidents.
At Rehmeyer & Allatt Attorneys at Law, our attorneys understand the devastation these seemingly simple accidents can cause. We also know that these cases are rarely as straightforward as people think. If you or a family member has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it is best to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible so your rights are protected. We offer free consultations to discuss your case. Call 814-343-0453 today to get started, and be sure to read the questions below.
What Happens If I Sue A Friend Or Neighbor After I Fall On Their Property?
Many people do not want to sue after they are injured on a friend’s property. It is important to realize, however, that you are not suing them. In these cases, you are making a claim against their homeowners’ insurance policy. Their insurance company will be responsible for any damages.
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Recover?
Each case is unique, but in general, people injured in a slip-and-fall accident can receive damages for losses such as:
- Medical bills
- Long-term care expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death and the personal loss of a loved one
Speak with an attorney to learn what types of damages you may be entitled to receive given the circumstances of your case.
What If I Fall On Commercial Property?
If you are injured in places such as a store, parking lot, restaurant, mall, hotel or other business, there may be multiple liable parties. The business, their landlord (if applicable) or a property management company may be held accountable for your injuries and other losses. These cases are complex, and each entity will fight hard to deny the claim. It is best to have an attorney on your side to handle each liable party.
What Is Premises Liability?
A premises liability case such as a slip-and-fall involves injuries and other losses suffered on unsafe property. One of the critical aspects of these cases is whether the property owner knew or should have known about the danger and did not fix the problem or warn visitors of it. This can be challenging to prove, which is why working with an experienced Pennsylvania premises liability attorney is important in slip-and-fall cases.
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