Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries
Slipping and/or tripping and falling can result in serious injuries depending on the severity of the fall and your health. If you suffer a slip and fall injury, seek medical attention immediately.
After being treated for your injury, please contact a personal injury lawyer in South Philadelphia to discuss your legal options. A party must bring a personal injury lawsuit within Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations (the deadline to bring a lawsuit). The Caiazzo Law Offices are seasoned South Philadelphia personal injury attorneys who will preserve the statute of limitations and guard your legal interests while you heal.
The law imposes on land owners and occupants a duty to maintain property in a safe condition. That legal obligation is highest for commercial businesses open to the public, e.g. grocery stores or shopping malls. Residential property owners have a lower standard. When a landowner or occupant fails to meet its obligation, that party has breached a legal duty. If the breach results in harm to another, the breaching party has caused the injury, and consequently, the injured party incurs legal damage. When these elements occur, the landowner or occupant is liable for a Negligence cause of action or claim.
Bringing the appropriate causes of action impacts your compensation or recovery. For example, if you suffered severe emotional distress in addition to slipping/tripping and falling, Mr. Caiazzo would also allege Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress as another cause of action under which you may recover.
Naming the proper defendants also affects your lawsuit’s outcome, such as who owns or occupies the property where the injury occurred.
Mr. Caiazzo will include all viable causes of action and defendants to ensure you recover for your damages to the fullest extent, including present and future medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Contributory Negligence: A Defense To Negligence
The State of Pennsylvania is a “contributory negligence” state, which means that a plaintiff whose conduct caused his own slip and fall injury may be barred from recovery, or denied compensation. Contributory negligence is a sophisticated legal defense your advocate will address.
The Next Steps to Take
Our South Philadelphia personal injury attorneys bring over 60 years combined experience to your unique slip and fall case. Please contact The Caiazzo Law Offices at (215) 465 – 5575.