Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
Let’s face it, slip and falls happen. In some cases, you can walk away from a slip and fall without any significant injuries. In other instances, you can incur serious injuries that can result in lost wages, significant medical expense and substantial pain and suffering.
Slips, trips, and falls can be caused by dangerous situations that may be due to a property owner’s neglect. Failure to de-ice a sidewalk, remove hazardous materials or provide clear access throughout the property are just some types of circumstances that can make an accident likely to happen.
If you incurred injuries in a slip, trip or fall accident that was due to a property owner’s neglect, you may be entitled to compensation. The Bloomsburg, PA law offices of Luschas, Naparsteck & Crane can get you the justice you deserve.
Common Causes of Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can be due to a variety of circumstances. Here are some examples.
- Slippery floors with no caution signs
- Debris or obstructions in a hallway or walkway
- Uneven stairs
- No banister in a stairway
- Loose or worn-out carpeting
- Failure to ice or shovel slippery walkways
- Uneven pavement
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
When a slip or fall occurs, it can result in a variety of injuries, many of which are serious in nature. Here are some of the most common:
- Head injuries and concussions
- Broken bones
- Torn ligaments
- Cuts, bruises and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder or neck injury
- Broken hip
… and the list goes on.
Can I Sue for a Slip and Fall Injury?
If you incurred a serious injury due to a slip and fall, you may go after the negligent party for damages.
You will first have to prove who is responsible for the accident. This may be the property owner, a landlord or the city, if the injury occurred on public property.
In order to determine liability, the following will have to be established:
- The owner of the premises or an employee must have known about the dangerous circumstances and done nothing about it.
- The owner of the premises or the employee should have known about the dangerous circumstances because any reasonable person taking care of the property would have discovered in and repaired it.
The claim will also hinge on whether the defendant acted in a reasonable manner. This will be difficult to prove but steps will be taken to determine whether the owner makes regular efforts to keep the property safe and clean.
Luschas, Naparsteck & Crane will determine who is responsible for your injury. We will provide the necessary evidence and see to it that you get the compensation you deserve.
What Damages Can Be Covered in a Slip, Trip, and Fall?
After a slip, trip or fall, you may be dealing with medical expenses, lost wages and emotional pain and suffering. We will keep records to make sure you are compensated for every penny you spend on your care as well as any money lost due to being unable to work.
Although it can be difficult to account for damages due to pain and suffering, we will use our prior experience to come up with a number that is fair.
How Long Do Slip, Trip, and Fall Cases Take?
There is no clear answer to the question, how long do slip and fall cases take? Some are resolved in just a few months while others can take a year or more to work out. It depends on the circumstances, how difficult the case is to prove and other obstacles that come up along the way.
But the sooner you call the better. As soon as you sign on as a client, we will be working our hardest to get your case resolved as quickly as possible.
How Much Can I Be Compensated for a Slip, Trip, and Fall?
It’s impossible to say how much a client will be compensated for a slip and fall. We do our best to make sure our clients are compensated for all expenses as well as emotional pain and suffering and that they end up with an outcome they are happy with.
And the best part is, we will never ask you for a dime unless you get the results you’re looking for. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
Why Luschas, Naparsteck & Crane?
At Luschas, Naparsteck & Crane, we have decades of experience dealing with Pennsylvania slip and fall and other types of injury cases. We have a team of experienced attorneys and make sure you get the specialized care you deserve. We have a long history of providing our community with satisfying results for their legal matters.
A slip and fall can be a life altering event. Don’t add to your stress by trying to go it alone. Call Luschas, Naparsteck & Crane for a free consultation. We will see to it that justice is served.