Slip and fall accidents can be very serious, causing debilitating injuries that affect your life in major ways. While it is commonly believed that elderly people are most prone to falling, people of all ages are vulnerable to tripping and falling, especially when walking on property that is improperly maintained. As with any other type of accident, it is upsetting to know you that have been injured because of the negligence of someone else.
Typical Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
- Slipping on a wet floor
- Tripping over an obstacle
- Falling over a defective railing
- Slipping and falling on ice
Bucks County has a thriving business community, with more than 50 shopping centers, including the well-known Oxford Valley and Neshaminy Malls. The town of New Hope is one of the county’s main tourist attractions, known for its lively arts community and fine restaurants. Bucks County also has 40 hotels, numerous old farm houses, and several parks. In a community with so many places in which to walk, slip and fall accidents are bound to occur frequently.
Though some falls are caused by simply losing one’s balance, many are caused by happenstance. You are visiting a store, checking into a hotel room, or walking in a park when suddenly something obstructs your path and you fall to the ground, injured. When the fall takes place on someone else’s premises, it is most often caused by the negligence of the property owner. Yet it is not the responsible party who suffers; it is you. The physical and emotional pain, medical bills, and lost wages that ensue can be overwhelming.
Whether you fell while window shopping at the Macy’s, getting breakfast at Nina’s Waffle and Ice Cream House, entering the lobby of the Black Bass Hotel, or visiting the concession stand at Bowman’s Hill Park, you have the right to be compensated. Whatever the case may be, the lawyers at The Reiff Law Firm, can help ensure that the responsible party is held accountable for the negligence that caused your injuries—and can guide you through the complexities of the legal process. It is especially important to hire a lawyer in a slip and fall case, where the injured party is commonly blamed for his or her own misfortune.
In the first few weeks of February alone, a man was injured in a collapse at a construction site, several people fell on ice because of improperly shoveled store parking lots, and a woman tripped on a defective tile in the ladies room of a major department store. These things happen every day.
No matter how cautious you are, it is always possible to fall and become seriously injured. It is therefore important to understand what your legal rights are in the event that this should happen to you.
Slip and Fall Attorneys in Bucks County that you can Rely on
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a fall, contact the experienced legal team at The Reiff Law Firm. We understand how devastating such an injury can be and will give you the kind of support that you need. We have the skills and experience to make sure that you are properly compensated by the responsible party—and we will not charge you a penny unless we win your case. Call us today at (215) 246-9000 and speak with one of our attorneys.