An injury sustained in a slip and fall accident can have lasting physical and financial repercussions. It may feel as though a fall is your own fault, but often they occur due to negligence. The party responsible for your injury may be responsible for covering your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering incurred as a result of the fall.
Under Pennsylvania law, property owners and/or the party responsible for maintaining a property can be held legally responsible for any injuries that occur on their property. That is because it is their duty to exercise reasonable care to make sure the property is a safe environment for anyone who enters it. This duty can range anywhere from clearing debris (leaves, snow, etc.) off the ground to making sure sidewalks and stairs are safe. This duty applies to both commercial and private property.
If you were injured as a result of a negligent slip and fall accident, contact Leonard Sciolla. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing those injured in slip and falls. Contact our Pennsylvania office at (215) 567-1530 for Michael Tinari, Christopher Fleming or Marisa Ciarrocki, or contact Greg Sciolla in our New Jersey office at (856) 273-6679.
Published September 22, 2016