When we injure ourselves in a clumsy moment, we may feel annoyed, but we are able to move on. But when we are injured in an accident that was caused by another party’s recklessness, negligence, or inadequate maintenance, the outcome can be much harder to accept. If you or someone you love was hurt in a York County slip and fall accident resulting from somebody else’s careless mistake, you should not have to accept the huge financial burden your medical bills have placed upon you and your family.
While filing a personal injury claim cannot take away your physical pain, a financial recovery can help to cover your losses and the cost of treatment for your injuries. Not only can litigation help to compensate you for wrongful injuries, it can also help to ensure that justice is done, allowing you to move forward in your life with new-found peace of mind. The experienced slip and fall attorneys from the Philadelphia personal injury firm of The Reiff Law Firm can help.
The Reiff Law Firm: York County Slip and Fall Attorneys
Unfortunately for accident victims, the liable parties and insurance companies often try to evade their financial and legal responsibilities. You need an aggressive, experienced attorney who can fight hard to see that justice is served.
At the law offices of The Reiff Law Firm, we have a proven track record of success when it comes to achieving results for our clients. Our skilled attorneys have won multiple awards in excess of $1 million, and we have collectively recovered hundreds of millions since 1979. We are proud members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor shared by fewer than 1% of all attorneys in the United States.
Our York County slip and fall lawyers are armed with more than three decades of experience obtaining excellent results for the people of Pennsylvania. To schedule a free case evaluation, or if you simply have questions about how we can help, call our law offices today at (215) 274-0072.
What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents?
Slip and fall accidents do not discriminate by age, industry, or environment: they can happen to anybody, anytime, anywhere. There are, however, some common causes behind slip and fall accidents. We have worked on cases involving factors such as:
- Flooring Defects
- Loose/Unsecured Carpeting
- Loose/Unsecured Wiring
- Negligent Sidewalk Maintenance
- Slippery or Wet Patches
- Spilled Materials
- Uneven/Unstable Flooring
Environments where slip and fall may occur include:
- Apartment Complexes
- Grocery Stores
- Shopping Malls
Slip and fall accidents on sidewalks and walkways tend to be even more common in the winter when snow and ice often create slick patches.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
In some cases, slip and fall accidents can cause wrongful death. Many non-fatal slip and fall accidents lead to severe, excruciating, and financially costly injuries. These injuries may be permanently disabling and can alter a victim’s physical abilities for a lifetime. Even injuries which will eventually heal can cost months or years of lost income, emotional suffering, and physical pain while the victim tries to recover. Some of the more common injuries associated with slip and fall accidents include:
- Ankle/Foot Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Broken Noses
- Head/Facial Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Tears and Sprains
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Who is Liable for My Slip and Fall Accident?
Under various building codes, property maintenance codes, and workplace safety regulations, the owners and operators of residential and commercial premises are responsible for keeping their properties reasonably safe. Any identifiable hazards or potential hazards to visitors, residents, employees, customers, and passerby must be removed or corrected. If a property owner is aware that his or her property poses a danger to others, and takes no action to fix the problem, he or she may be held liable when a victim is injured or wrongfully killed.
If you or someone you love was injured by a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible party. To speak confidentially with an experienced York County slip and fall lawyer, call the law offices of The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 274-0072, or contact us online today.