Skilled Langhorne Lawyer Seeks Payment for Injured Clients
Pennsylvania law firm aggressively represents individuals in premises liability claims
If a business, homeowner or other party welcomes visitors onto their property knowing that hazardous conditions exist, they may be held liable through a legal claim if someone falls and is injured. At the Law Offices of Paul R. Weber in Langhorne, our experienced personal injury lawyer has spent more than 40 years pursuing compensation for Pennsylvanians in cases arising from slip and fall incidents and other types of premises liability litigation. If a property owner’s negligence led to your injuries, you can trust our firm to fight diligently for your rights.
How do slip and fall injuries happen?
Slip and fall injuries can happen anywhere and in a variety of ways. They are often the result of inattention to safety by property owners. Painful and potentially debilitating injures can happen due to:
- Hazardous walking surfaces — Conditions that pose danger for walking may include wet floors in stores and buildings, potholes in parking lots, cracked or loose concrete on sidewalks and tree roots uplifting pavement. When these hazards aren’t fixed or marked off by safety cones, people can slip or trip and be seriously hurt.
- Poor building maintenance — Loose stair handrails, broken steps and torn carpeting are indicators that a building is not properly maintained. If a fall happens, the property owner may be held responsible for injuries.
- Inadequate lighting — When buildings, parking lots, sidewalks and other private and public areas are not adequately lit, it leads to impaired vision and possibly trips and falls.
- Accumulated snow and ice — In cold weather, snow and ice can accumulate at building entrances and on outdoor walking surfaces, causing slippery conditions that should be quickly addressed by property owners.
When businesses and individuals responsible for maintaining safe premises knowingly allow hazards to exist, they may be liable for the resulting damages when injuries happen. If the facts support it, we will work to establish negligence in your case and help you file a legal claim.
Who is liable for a slip and fall injury?
Whoever is responsible for managing a building or property may be held liable for a slip and fall injury that occurs there. Liable parties could include business owners, property managers, maintenance companies, government bodies and even homeowners. However, establishing liability isn’t easy as at-fault parties may try to claim they didn’t know about the hazard, or that the danger was obvious and the victim should have seen it or that the victim was trespassing. Attorney Paul R. Weber is a tenacious Bucks County personal injury attorney who understands the common defenses that are used in these cases and won’t back down in working to prove liability and get you the compensation you deserve.
Types of compensation you may be able to get in a slip and fall claim
In your premises liability claim, you may be able to get both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include payment for medical costs related to your injury and reimbursement for lost wages while you recuperated. Noneconomic damages include compensation for pain and suffering and other intangible harm stemming from the slip and fall accident. Our knowledgeable attorney will assess the potential damages in your case to formulate the amount that will properly compensate you for your injuries. From there, our firm will take on liable parties, their lawyers and their insurance companies in pursuit of the best possible outcome.
Contact a seasoned Pennsylvania attorney to learn about your legal options following a fall
The Law Offices of Paul R. Weber in Langhorne assists Pennsylvanians who have fallen and been injured on another’s property due to hazardous conditions. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 215-752-7676 or contact us online.