Knowledgeable Philadelphia Trip and Fall Accident Lawyers Determine Fault and Pursue Maximum Compensation
Understanding the facts helps win cases and secure damages
If you fall on someone else’s property and sustain a life-affecting injury, that person is responsible for your suffering as well as you financial hardship. Debris left on the ground, insufficient warnings about hazardous terrain, or poor maintenance on walking paths can all put you in danger of a fall, leading to concussions, broken bones or spinal injuries. If you’ve suffered a fall on someone else’s property, the Philadelphia trip and fall accident lawyers at McCann & Wall aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
Top causes of trip and fall accidents
While slip and fall accidents are usually the result of bad weather or spills, trip and fall events can happen any time. Their risks usually arise more subtly, as the result of insufficient maintenance on buildings or property. The most common risk factors for a trip and fall are:
- Lack of signage: Dangerous terrain, obstructed walkways or unseen steps should always be marked for pedestrian safety. A lack of sufficient warnings can make a property owner at least partially responsible for your injuries
- Objects on the ground: Whether it’s trash on a sidewalk, cabling at a construction site or other items dropped on the ground, these objects can obstruct walking paths and lead to accidents both by tripping on them or by interrupting traffic patterns to avoid them
- Poor maintenance: Property owners are responsible for keeping walkways and flooring in good condition, which includes patching cracks and leveling any breaks or warping that may occur. If floors are left in unusually rough condition, you are put at risk for a fall
Who is at fault for your trip and fall accident?
When you suffer a trip and fall, it is always the property owner’s responsibility first and foremost. An owner may make an argument that the maintenance company or custodial staff failed in their duties, but ultimately, the duty falls to them to keep their property safe for others. In most cases, you can file a claim against the property owner, and they can take up any complaints they have with their vendors.
In certain situations, a contract between a property owner and a service provider may shift liability from the owner to the vendor. If this is the case, an experienced Philadelphia premises liability lawyer can help you determine fault, and help you build your claim against the legally responsible parties to secure compensation for your pain and suffering.
Contact the Philadelphia Trip and Fall Accident Lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC Today For Help
When accidents happen on someone else’s property, you are entitled to compensation for injuries, medical care and lost wages. At McCann & Wall, our accident attorneys have more than 26 years of combined experience aggressively pursuing damages for victims of trip and fall accidents. For a free consultation, call us at 215-569-8488 or contact us online. Our Philadelphia trip and fall accident lawyers represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.