Philly Apartment And Condo Slip & Fall Attorneys
Property owners are required to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition at all times. They are also responsible for the safety and well-being of all individuals legally on their premises. If a property owner fails to maintain their property, and individuals are injured, then they’re likely responsible. Furthermore, if property owners and tenants display negligence, they may be held accountable for additional damages, other than the victim’s injuries.
The Philadelphia Law Firm has an impressive track record working with slip and fall accident victims in apartment buildings or condos. If you or one of your family members were injured in a slip, trip, and fall in an apartment building or condominium, you may have the right to secure extensive compensation for damages. Damages you may receive compensation for could include the non-economic damages of loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. Additionally, compensation may come as a result of total medical bills and lost wages.
Listed below are some of the most common injuries sustained by previous slip and fall victims:
- Bone fractures- most commonly legs, arms, pelvis, hips, or wrist
- Head Trauma including concussions and TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injury)
- Spinal cord damage can result in temporary or permanent paralysis
- Muscle/Ligament/Joint Damage- tears, sprains, strains, hyperextensions, dislocations
- Chronic back and neck pain- associated with a lack of mobility
- Lacerations and scarring
In some rare slip, trip, and fall accidents, victims can sustain severe and in some cases even fatal injuries. Similar to severe spinal cord damage, potentially leading to paralysis, severe TBIs and concussions can significantly decrease cognitive functioning or even completely destroy an individual’s cognitive ability. Surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation are not uncommon for slip and fall victims. Furthermore, after a fall accident, victims are likely to be less active and become afraid of falling. When an individual is afraid of falling, the chances of another fall increase significantly.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Compensation for victims can vary tremendously based on a variety of factors, including current and future medical bills and lost income wages. For example, permanently disabled slip and fall victims, are most likely going to need greater financial support than average victims. Moreover, if a victim needs surgery, rehabilitation, and or physical therapy, they too will need a substantial sum of compensation. Lost wages compensation depends on the victim’s current and future predicted income and the opportunity cost of the accident. Consequently, if victims cannot return to their prior job, they are likely entitled to a greater level of lost wages compensation. With counsel from an experienced attorney, victims may also receive compensation for pain and suffering. Previously, in some rare cases, victims have additionally received compensation for loss of enjoyment of life.
Previous Apartment And Condo Slips, Trips, And Falls
Our law firm has previously aided and counseled clients who have sustained injuries from slip and falls due to the following causes:
- Icy or snowy sidewalks
- Broken or uneven steps, railings, or guardrails
- Improper hazard warnings
- Uneven flooring, or carpeting
- Debris, trash, or spills in public areas of building
- Defective staircases, elevators, or escalators
We understand that this list is not a complete list of potential causes of slip and fall accidents. We created this list to highlight the fall accident causes that our team of attorneys has previously worked with. Moreover, if you were injured in an apartment slip and fall case by a cause not listed, please do not feel deterred from contacting our law firm. We believe that with our experienced team of attorneys at The Philadelphia Law Firm, we are capable of assisting all victims of apartment or condo slips, trips, or falls in securing a winning verdict or extensive financial compensation. Please contact our 24/7 help hotline with any questions you may have, and schedule your free legal consultation to explore how our law firm can aid you.