A slip and fall or trip and fall is a particular type of premises liability accident that can seriously injure an unsuspecting visitor and expose a landlord to crushing liability. At Noel & Bonebrake, our personal injury lawyers have handled every type of premises liability case imaginable over the course of many years, representing slip and fall victims, businesses, and homeowners alike. The knowledge we have acquired working on both sides of these cases empowers us to help injured clients get full, fair compensation and to defend landlords from unjustified claims. No matter which side of the dispute you are on, when you retain our firm, you can rely on our honest assessment of your case and our determination to protect your interests.
Every year thousands of people are injured in falls at public places such as shopping malls and parking lots as well as at private residences. Injuries from a fall from a height and/or onto a hard surface can be severe. Victims of slip and fall accidents often sustain concussions and traumatic brain injury, torn ligaments and cartilage, broken hips, wrists and other bones, as well as displaced discs and compacted vertebrae. The question that premises liability law seeks to answer is: Who is responsible? If the victim’s own carelessness caused the fall, the victim must bear the cost, but if the landlord exposed an unsuspecting visitor to a hidden hazard, the landlord must pay compensation.
Generally speaking, a landlord has a duty to make premises reasonably safe for visitors. This duty extends to hidden hazards, which a landlord must act reasonably to discover and remedy. Questions that often arise include:
These are questions of fact that a judge or jury must answer. It’s your personal injury attorney’s job to make sure all pertinent evidence is presented in a manner that supports your interpretation of events.
Wet floors, loose tiles, potholes, and falling merchandise are all hidden hazards that can cause sudden injury impacting the rest of your life. If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall on public or private property, your damages can include:
Tragically, some victims of slip and fall also suffer wrongful death.
As your advocate, our mission is to do everything we can to maximize the amount of your recovery. But we are also concerned with giving you peace of mind throughout the process. That’s why we remain accessible to you, returning your calls, texts, and emails promptly, and contacting you immediately when there is progress in your case. While the vast majority of these cases settle, we have had the opportunity to try many of these cases over the years. Finally, there are no upfront fees; you pay us nothing until you recover through a settlement you approve or a jury verdict.
Our premises liability lawyers have been retained as defense counsel by insurance companies underwriting homes and businesses. We have handled slip and fall claims arising from incidents on various types of private, commercial, and government property. We are ready to assist with cases involving:
As your defense counsel, we work with your insurance company to protect your interests. We assemble all available evidence that you acted reasonably under the circumstances, and present your case in a compelling manner.
Noel & Bonebrake provides quality representation for plaintiffs and defendants in slip and fall cases in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. To learn how we can put our knowledge and experience to work for you, call us today at 215-600-3189 or contact our Media office online to schedule a free consultation.