Employment / Personal Injury / Business
You Need an Experienced Attorney When You’ve Been Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident
Slip, trip and fall cases arise from many causes. Ice and snow, spills, wet floors, polished tile and other flooring, frayed carpet, defective or deteriorated sidewalks and walkways, unmarked holes and trenches, unsafe stairs, and exposed electrical cords are just some examples.
Not every slip, trip, and fall, however, is someone else’s fault. For example, a slip and fall on a natural snow and ice accumulation does not always lead to property owner liability. The injured party must demonstrate either (1) that the snow and ice hazard was a result of human activity, such as blocking a walkway with snow and forcing pedestrians to walk in snow and ice around the obstruction, or (2) that the snow and ice was left untreated for a sufficient period of time and the property owner could have taken steps to remove it. The personal injury experts at the Fegley Law Firm are skilled at evaluating slip, trip, and fall cases and identifying human error.
Collecting evidence as soon as possible after a slip, trip or fall injury is essential to helping us prove fault. Spills and debris are quickly cleaned up by property owners. Photographs of the cause and the surrounding area will be much more effective for settlement or trial than a verbal description, especially since the property owner cannot be counted on to record facts accurately in its incident report. Call the Fegley Law Firm immediately if you are injured in a slip, trip, or fall so we may gather the evidence that will help win your case.
The following are some slip, trip, and fall statistics:
- Slips, trips and falls account for more than 1 million emergency room visits each year. 
- Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death claims for people age 65 and older. 
- More than 33,000 people died from fall injuries in 2015. 
- More than 250,000 hip fractures occur every year and 95 percent are due to falls. 
1 – National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI)
2 – The National Safety Council’s Injury Facts 2017 statistical report
3 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
If you’ve suffered a slip and fall injury, turn to the personal injury experts at the Fegley Law Firm. Call us now at (215) 493-8287 for your Free Consultation.