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You Slipped, Tripped Or Fell On Someone Else’s Property And…

By The Beasley Firm on October 10, 2012 - No comments

Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of injuries in the United States and account for an estimated 16,000 deaths each year.  A slip and fall or trip injury can happen as a result of:

  • Wet floors
  • Puddles
  • Grease spills
  • Food or drink spills in stores or restaurants
  • Water or drink spills on floor of bus, trolley, shuttle or mass transit
  • Broken or spilled food on a supermarket floor
  • Uneven sidewalks or broken concrete
  • Improperly maintained driveways or parking lots
  • Missing or broken handrails
  • Faulty escalator
  • Faulty moving sidewalk in airports
  • Wet or slippery deck or balcony
  • Wet stadium floors or ramps
  • Floor defect
  • Ice
  • Snow
  • Poor or improper lighting
  • Faulty railings
  • Poorly marked steps
  • Cable or wire on the floor
  • Slippery steps or ramps without proper treads
  • Faulty elevator or wet elevator floor
  • Urine left on the floor of a pet store
  • Unsecured rugs, carpets or mats
  • No mats or rugs on floors prone to water or liquid accumulation
  • Objects left were they should not be

The law requires that property owners, landlords, store owners, property managers or building owners use reasonable care in maintaining their premises to avoid exposing others to harm or injury.  Therefore, they have a duty to reasonably inspect for any unsafe conditions on their premises and either repair or give adequate warning of any condition that could cause harm to others or they may be liable for any personal injury or damages.  When you are at a restaurant, supermarket, airport, store, stadium, school, casino, hotel, shopping mall, building, private residence, or just walking down the street you should be protected from anything that could cause you to slip, trip or fall.

Anyone who trips, slips or falls is at risk for developing bone fractures, back injury, neck injury, soft tissue injury, spinal cord injury, nerve damage, head trauma, brain injury or even death.  To protect your legal rights following a slip and fall injury, you should contact an experienced personal injury law firm right away so pictures can be taken and evidence secured before it disappears.  Here at the Beasley Philadelphia premises liability law firm, not only do we have experienced slip and fall lawyers, doctors, and nurses, we also have on staff a full time photographer and videographer who is able to quickly get to the scene of the accident and take pictures.

If you or a family member has been injured in a trip or slip and fall accident in Philadelphia, other areas of Pennsylvania or New Jersey, please feel free to contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, doctors, or nurses at 1.888.823.5291 for a strictly confidential and free consultation.

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