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Abington, PA Slip and Fall Lawyer

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    Slip and fall accidents occur every day throughout the nation. Simple things like an icy sidewalk can lead to devastating and painful consequences. People suffering from slip and fall accident injuries have to endure heavy financial and physical stress. The results of a slip and fall accident affect both the victim and their family. If the negligent actions of another person caused your injuries, you could be entitled to file a claim against the at-fault party and obtain compensation.

    If you or a loved one has been through a slip and fall accident in Abington or surrounding areas in Pennsylvania, we may be able to help you. Call The Reiff Law Firm today at (215) 709-6940. Our experienced slip and fall lawyers invite you to keep reading as they explain common causes, consequences, and remedies associated with this type of personal injury.

    What Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

    Slip and fall accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons. Anything that can make someone trip, slip or fall has the potential to cause serious injuries. Some of the most known causes of slip and fall accidents are caused by:

    • Cracked, uneven flooring
    • Wet floors
    • Broken sidewalks
    • Oil Spills
    • Water leakage
    • Frozen, slippery sidewalks
    • Poor lighting

    Common Slip and Fall Injuries

    A slip and fall injury can change the life of a person in a blink of an eye. There is no way to predict when and where these sudden accidents will happen. There are times where people walk away from a slip and fall unscathed. Unfortunately, other individuals don’t have the same luck and suffer serious injuries. Some of the most common injuries in a slip and fall accident include but are not limited to the following:

    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

    TBI is a brain injury that occurs due to a massive blow to the head. Several types of TBI can put a person’s health in jeopardy. Some forms of TBI include concussions, contusions, penetrating injuries among others. While some of these injuries can be mild and not life-threatening, others can cause a person to lose consciousness, memory and in worst case scenarios, death.

    Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)

    The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that run through the body’s spine and connects many parts of the body to the brain. In slip and fall accidents, a person can injure the spinal cord causing the spine to compress or sever. Some of the outcomes of a spinal cord injury include paralysis, like quadriplegia and paraplegia. Recovering from SCI could take a long time, and treatment costs can skyrocket in a matter of days.

    Broken Bone Injuries

    Broken bone injuries are amongst the most painful and scary injuries an individual can sustain. Even a minor fracture can cause a lot of pain and distress. Generally, broken bone injuries can range from mild fractures to multiple breaks which often require costly surgical procedures and prolonged recovery time. Besides being painful, a broken bone injury can also cause numerous additional injuries, such as puncture wounds.

    Sprain and Strain Injuries

    When a person slips and falls they can suffer soft tissue injuries such as ankle sprains. Frequently, these types of injuries are not necessarily evident until a couple of days have passed. However, these types of personal injury should be treated immediately to prevent further damage to nerves and tendons. Sprain and strain injuries are very painful and can cause a lot of discomfort and distress.

    Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident

    There may be instances where a distracted person walks right to an evident hazard and suffers a true accident. However, in many other situations, a slip and fall accident is caused by the negligent actions of a property owner. Generally, a property owner is responsible for properly maintaining the areas surrounding their property and keeping them free of any hazardous conditions that might cause an accident. Property owners owe a duty of care to all visitors to their property. Failing to uphold this duty would make them liable for any injuries arising from their negligence.

    A slip and fall accident injury victim could file a lawsuit against the at-fault party for damages sustained. To prove a slip and fall accident, the plaintiff would need to establish several important elements. An experienced Abington personal injury lawyer can help you file your personal injury claim.

    Experienced Slip and Fall Lawyer Serving Abington, PA

    At The Reiff Law Firm, we understand how serious a slip and fall accident can be, and we are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering from your injuries. To schedule a free, confidential consultation about your case, please call our law offices today at (215) 709-6940.

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