Easton Slip & Fall Lawyer
Premises Liability Claims in Easton, PA
The job of a property manager and the obligation of a property owner are to ensure that the property they are responsible for is safe. At the Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy, located in Easton, Pennsylvania, we have handled personal injury cases involving slip and fall accidents for more than 35 years.
If you have been injured due to the negligent maintenance of property, we can help. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. We will charge you no fees unless and until we obtain compensation for you.
When Can a Property Owner be Held Liable for Slip and Fall Claims in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania uses comparative negligence law when determining fault in a slip-and-fall accident. This apportions the percentage of fault to all parties involved in a slip-and-fall claim depending on their degree of fault or contribution to the incident. As long as you aren’t equally (or more) responsible for your own fall, the property owner may be liable.
Here are two examples of how a property owner might be liable for your fall:
Ignoring an Existing Hazard
Slip-and-fall accidents are caused by hazards like unsafe ladders and stairs, wet floors, loose cables and torn carpets among others. If the property owner was aware of these hazards but failed to take action to fix them, then they might be liable for the resulting damages.
Failure to Warn
It is the responsibility of the property owner to issue adequate warnings regarding hazards on the property. This can be a slippery floor notice or weak rails. If there is no warning, resulting in an accident, then the injury victim may have a case against the property owner.
A slip-and-fall accident can result in devastating injuries. Find out how you can pursue the compensation you deserve if you are hurt in a slip-and-fall accident that is not your fault.
Seek The Recovery Assistance You Deserve
While snow and ice can be found on roads and sidewalks during the winter, it is the obligation of building management and ownership to ensure that these natural occurrences do not cause severe accidents.
Tripping on an uneven sidewalk or falling into an unmarked hole dug for construction purposes does not mean you are clumsy; it means the property owner or manager is negligent.
Even if you are feeling embarrassed by the accident, you may still have suffered serious injuries. At the Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy, we will talk to you about the accident, the injuries you suffered, and how it has affected and/or will affect your life.
Your job is to recover from your injuries by attending doctor’s appointments and any surgeries or therapy sessions needed. We will handle the investigative aspects and bring in experts as needed. Defective windows, puddles on floors, poorly maintained stairways, falling merchandise or even suspicious fires have all caused serious injuries and even death. We will help you move forward with your life.
Take Steps Now To Protect Your Rights
While the last thing on your mind after your slip and fall is your surroundings, it is extremely helpful if you can recall what may have caused the accident and who might have seen it. If you were coherent enough to use a cellphone camera to take pictures of the scene, this can be of great assistance to us in constructing your case.