When you slip or trip, fall, or seriously injure yourself on unsafe property, you could be sidelined from your job while you recover from your personal injury, lose wages due to time off the job, struggle to deal with mounting medical expenses, or experience excruciating pain and suffering.
When serious accidents are caused by unsafe environments or inadequate security in central and southeastern Pennsylvania, the law firm that consistently achieves positive results in premises liability claims is May, May, & Zimmerman, LLP in Lancaster, PA.
For more than 80 years, our lawyers have worked hard to win financial compensation for clients who have been victimized by poorly maintained property and the negligence of a property owner, manager or landlord.
Most slip and fall cases come down to proving that another party - the building owner, a business owner, or an outside construction firm or other vendor - is at least partially responsible for your injuries. To prove your case you need to focus on two factors - negligence and liability.
In order to prevail in your slip and fall case you must be able to prove that the liable party either created dangerous conditions or failed to take action on an existing problem, which led to your injuries.
For example, if a building owner failed to install or maintain proper handrails on a staircase, this is an example of a failure to address an existing problem that led to a dangerous situation. If an employee or business owner piled boxes on the stairs while working on a project, this creates a dangerous condition that could lead to injury.
In most cases a property owner is held liable in slip and fall accidents. A business owner can also be held responsible for the actions of his/her employees. In some cases a third party vendor or construction contractor could also be liable for an injury if their actions led to the slip and fall injury.
You can count on our experienced slip and fall attorneys to aggressively protect your rights to full financial compensation for your injuries if you were hurt in slip and fall accident such as:
After a slip and fall, it's important to get the proper medical treatment to begin healing your injuries. Be sure to reflect on the accident soon after it happens and write down anything you can remember. Focus on the physical conditions of the building, floor, or venue. Make note of any witnesses. Do your best to remember the timeline of events. Contact a qualified attorney to discuss your case before speaking with the insurance company.
As quickly as you safely can after any slip and fall incident, please look at the surrounding area where the incident occurred to see if there are surveillance cameras. Check the property you were on, as well as surrounding properties. Take note of any cameras you see and where they are located.
CALL US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SEE CAMERAS. Too often surveillance footage that can dramatically help your case and increase your financial benefit are lost because too much time or the wrong procedure was taken to attempt to retrieve them.
While slip and fall cases can seem fairly straightforward, it's best to consult with an attorney if you've been injured in a slip and fall accident. Personal injury attorneys, like those at May, May, & Zimmerman, understand the law and can help you gather the evidence you need to conclusively prove your case. An attorney can also help you negotiate a settlement with the insurance company, giving you the best chance of a favorable outcome.
Pennsylvania does not set a specific timeline for seeing a doctor after a slip and fall accident has occurred. However, you should seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible. Even if you don't think an injury has occurred, it's best to get checked by a physician within a few days after the accident, just to be sure.
At May, May, & Zimmerman, we're here to protect your rights when you've been injured in a premises liability accident. We'll help you bring the facts of your accident to the responsible parties and their insurers. We negotiate on your behalf and when necessary, aggressively litigate on your behalf in court.
We only represent accident injury victims - never insurance companies.
Our contingent fee approach to slip and fall cases is designed for your peace of mind. You and your family can focus on recovering from the injuries and trauma of the accident without worrying about the costs of litigation, because you will not owe any attorney fees unless and until we win your case.
We urge you to talk with a lawyer from our firm about your case. We offer free consultations, so you can discuss your legal matter with an attorney without obligation. If injuries limit your ability to travel, we are happy to meet you at your home or in the hospital.Discuss your questions with a lawyer
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