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Media Slip And Fall Attorney

Whether you slip on a wet puddle in the grocery store or twist your ankle in your neighbor’s front yard, slip and falls can lead to serious complications and severe pain. In some cases, another person or entity’s negligence is responsible for your injury — leaving you with physical, financial, and emotional damages that you could have avoided.

In these situations, you need to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions. For decades, Rosenbaum & Associates have helped Media residents file lawsuits against negligent property owners in Pennsylvania civil court — and our Media slip and fall attorneys have the skills and experience necessary to represent your claim. Contact our firm for a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case.

Why Choose Us?

  • Rosenbaum & Associates has handled multiple types of personal injury claims over our 25 years of operation, including numerous slip and fall cases.
  • We dedicate ourselves to maximizing your possible settlement, exploring every avenue to compensation and partnering with economic experts to evaluate your case value.
  • Our attorneys always prepare cases for trial, allowing us maximum leverage throughout the claims process. Our preparation signals to the at-fault party that we are willing to fight for your best interests.
  • Our recent case results include a $6 million win for a slip-and-fall victim who was using crutches when a broken tile in a mall food court caused a fall with permanent impacts on his health. Our reputation for success puts a powerful voice behind your claim.

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What Compensation Can I Recover for a Slip-and-Fall Accident?

Fall injuries are often serious, sometimes causing temporary or even permanent disability, making it difficult or impossible for a fast return to work. Common compensation in slip-and-fall accidents includes amounts for damages such as the following:

Economic Damages

Economic damages typically include compensation for past and future medical expenses related to the injury, lost wages, future income loss, and lowered earning capacity if the injury caused disability.

Non-Economic Damages

These often include compensation for pain and suffering, and sometimes for emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, or disfigurement, such as resulting from facial injuries in a fall.

When Can You Hold Someone Liable for Your Slip and Fall?

All property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises in safe and acceptable condition. Property owners must also respond quickly to any hazards they are aware of, and have a responsibility to stay aware of any potential hazards they should know about.

If a landowner fails to uphold this duty of care and you sustain an injury as a result of his or her negligence, you can hold the landowner liable in your lawsuit. However, proving a slip and fall claim can be challenging without an attorney on your side — the owner may claim your actions caused the fall or that you were not allowed to be on the premises.

Your Media slip and fall attorney from Rosenbaum & Associates can protect you from these claims and gather the necessary evidence to establish your right to damages.

Proving Liability in a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Commercial and private property owners must take reasonable actions to prevent hazards on their property from causing injuries to others, including slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall hazards. When they fail to act the way a reasonable person would have to prevent injuries under the same circumstances, it’s an act of negligence. Proving liability for damages like medical expenses and lost wages requires a thorough investigation to document evidence that the property owner meets the following legal points defining liability:

  • The at-fault party owed a duty of care to the injury victim to take reasonable measures to prevent injuries
  • They breached this duty of reasonable care through a negligent action
  • Their negligent breach of duty directly caused the injury
  • The injury victim suffered significant damages from the injury

Medical records, hospital bills, and proof of lost income become compelling evidence that a fall victim suffered economic and non-economic damages from their injuries.

Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Injuries

Falls happen in an instant when a slippery or uneven surface makes a footstep land improperly resulting in a slide and loss of balance. Common causes of slip-and-fall injuries with significant damages include the following:

  • Wet or slick floors, steps, or walkways
  • Broken or uneven floor tiles
  • Uneven ground surface
  • Debris on the floor
  • Loose carpet or floor mats
  • Dangling power cords
  • Unmarked floor-level changes (step-downs or step-ups)
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Improper floor cleaning products or wax that leave behind a slippery surface

Property owners have a duty to identify and promptly address slip-and-fall hazards on their property to prevent harm from coming to those lawfully on the property.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Many negligent actions can contribute to slip and fall injuries. A landlord may fail to repair broken stairs in the apartment complex he owns, while a grocery store manager might forget to place a wet floor warning sign on the ground after mopping up a spill.

You can sustain multiple types of injuries during a slip and fall, including the following.

  • Traumatic brain injuries: From concussions to internal bleeding, falls can easily result in serious head injuries that require emergency medical attention. Brain damage can result in permanent physical and mental impairment, and can lead to coma or death without treatment.
  • Hip fractures: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 95% of hip fractures occur during falls. Hip fractures often require intensive surgery and result in long-term mobility issues.
  • Spinal cord injuries: A slip and fall can easily lead to damage to the back and spinal cord. The impact of the fall may fracture vertebrate, cause herniated discs, or cause a disc to slip out of place. These injuries can result in paralysis, a loss of sensation below the area of impact, and neurological damage.
  • Broken bones: Aside from hip fractures, you can break many other bones during a slip and fall. From broken wrists to shattered femurs, these injuries require lengthy recovery times and may need surgery to repair.

Do I Have to Go to Court for a Slip-and-Fall Case?

Nearly 95% of slip-and-fall claims are resolved through a settlement from the property owner’s insurance company. Only in cases of insurance bad-faith practices, undervalued settlement offers, or a wrongful denial of claim does the case proceed to a lawsuit in court. If the case requires a lawsuit, it must go to court within the state’s two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims.

If your case goes to court, your attorney from Rosenbaum & Associates will ensure that you’re fully prepared for trial. A lawsuit takes longer than a settlement but jury awards for damages are usually larger than the amount you’d recover in a settlement.

Contact Rosenbaum & Associates Today

Did you slip and fall on someone else’s property? Negligence may have played a role in your accident. In these situations, Rosenbaum & Associates can help you seek the compensation you deserve. With over 25 years of experience working in the Pennsylvania civil court system, we understand the steps you need to take to prove your right to a settlement.

Contact us today for a free consultation, our Media slip and fall lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your claim.