Philadelphia Lawyers For Staircase Slip, Trip, & Fall Accidents

old-broken-stairsThe experienced team of attorneys at The Philadelphia Law Firm have counseled and assisted many victims who were previously injured in a slip, trip, and or fall while on steps, stairs or a ladder. In most cases, our lawyers attempt to prove negligence on behalf of the property owner, for violating their premises liability.  For this specific cause of a slip and fall accident, our expert lawyers would likely claim that the property owner failed to fix building problems, or provide a cautionary warning to the victim of potentially hazardous conditions.

If you or a family member have been afflicted with injuries in a trip and fall accident while climbing a set of stairs, or a ladder in Philadelphia, you could be eligible for compensation for sustained injuries and damages. Compensation is likely based on medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our law firm has helped countless individuals proceed through the personal injury legal process.  In many cases, our attorneys have helped previous clients secure the reparations that they deserve.

Common Injuries

This list is not comprehensive of all possible injuries, however, the following injuries are the most prevalent among slip, trip, and fall accident victims:

  • Bone fractures
  • Lacerations and scarring
  • Joint/Muscle/Ligament tears, strains, sprains, dislocations, or hyperextensions
  • TBIs, concussions, and other severe head trauma
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Chronic back and neck pain

Our lawyers have seen a wide variety of injuries sustained by slip and fall accident victims, which have occurred at a multitude of different locations. We have seen staircase slip, trip, and fall accidents at office buildings, apartments, malls, hospitals, and many other locations. Rare resulting injuries of slip, trip, and fall accidents include paralysis, loss of cognitive functioning,  severed limbs, and fatal injuries.

Examples Of Previous Staircase Fall Accidents

Stairs, steps, and ladders can produce a multitude of potential hazards for individuals. In some cases, these hazards can cause slip, trip, and fall accidents. Our law firm has assisted individuals who have been injured due to the following hazards:broken-staircase

  • Lack of proper handrails- no handrails at all, or a poorly maintained handrail breaking
  • Little to no lighting- minimizes an individual’s vision, potential to cause a missed step
  • Inadequate carpeting- holes in carpet, carpet edges improperly placed, likely to cause stumble
  • Lack of up-to-date maintenance- staircase collapses unexpectedly
  • Unsecured fire escapes- leading to falls from high elevation
  • Detached nosing- outer edge of stairs, if sticking up can cause trips and fall accidents

How Much Is My Accident Worth?

Each slip, trip, and fall accident is unique and presents insurance companies and lawyers with one of a kind circumstances. Therefore, no two cases are exactly the same, and their compensation follows this trend. Compensation varies among victims depending on their future and current medical bills and lost wages. If an individual has been permanently disabled, they will need more compensation than a victim who sustained a strained quadriceps or mild back pain. Our lawyers encourage victims to look into similar previous cases, however, they remind victims that the result of one case does not determine the other.

Contact A Personal Injury Attorney

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a staircase slip and fall accident in Philadelphia, we recommend you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Our law firm operates on a contingency basis, which basically means if you lose your case, you do not pay for our legal services. However, if and when we deliver a client a winning verdict or beneficial settlement, we receive a piece as our attorney fee. Please contact our 24/7 help hotline to schedule a free legal consultation, and evaluate your complete legal rights and potential courses of action.