Philadelphia boasts a substantial number of dining options, ranging from fine dining to fast food, providing a little something for everybody. Most restaurants, bars, and nightclubs are privately owned and operated, meaning that when an individual steps foot into one, they reach an implicit agreement with the property owner. This implicit agreement, when simply explained means that in exchange for the business a customer brings a property owner, the property owner is responsible for maintaining their property for the well-being and safety of those who enter it.
Philadelphia business owners are required to maintain their properties in a “reasonably safe condition,” which can vary in definition depending on weather, time, and warnings. When landowners present customers with unsafe conditions that result in an individual’s slip and fall accident, victims may be entitled to financial compensation for sustained injuries via a personal injury lawsuit.
Philadelphia Slip & Falls In Bars, Nightclubs, & Restaurants
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured due to unsafe conditions while at a Philly bar, nightclub, or restaurant, we recommend that you contact our law firm so that one of our experienced slip and fall accident lawyers may best serve you and deliver you the maximum compensation possible. The attorneys at The Philadelphia Law Firm are proud to have helped thousands of individuals who have previously been injured in slip and fall accidents. We believe that all victims deserve the opportunity to explore their complete legal options and potential courses of action. Therefore, our attorneys work off a contingency basis, so each client may evaluate their legal rights without charge.
It is not uncommon for some restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to attempt to reimburse victims for injuries, however, if victims engage in such behavior they may miss out on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. As a result of this, we recommend before negotiating with a property owner after a slip and fall, that victims reach out to our experienced legal counsel to best ensure that property owners are held accountable for their negligence.
Compensation For My Accident
Compensation largely varies on a case to case basis, depending on injuries sustained, loss of wages, and other non-economic factors. Our lawyers encourage victims to look at prior cases that share similarities with their recent case, however, they also note that individuals should not view a similar previous case, and expect the same result. There is no easy way to determine what an individual will receive from a settlement or winning court verdict, and it is not practical for a victim to speculate. Therefore, the lawyers at The Philadelphia Law Firm encourage all victims to seek expert counsel directly after their accident for the best possible results.
- Bone fractures, dislocations, and hyperextensions
- Muscle/Ligament tears, sprains, strains
- Spinal cord damage
- Chronic neck, and or back pain
- TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injuries), and concussions
- Scarring and Lacerations
Many injuries from slips, trips, and falls can have devastating and even life-altering consequences for victims. For example, if an individual sustains severe spinal cord damage, it has the potential to leave them with temporary or permanent paralysis. Similarly, severe concussions and TBIs can lead to permanent brain damage, which in turn can leave individuals with less cognitive functioning abilities. Medical costs for slip, trip, and fall injuries add up to nearly $34 billion dollars annually, including surgeries, physical therapy, and rehabilitation costs.
Many businesses that are flourishing in Philadelphia are restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, which all require that floors are mopped and sanitized daily. Regrettably, in some venues, employees may mop before the stores are closed, creating a slippery walking surface for potential customers. Without proper caution signs, wet floors are increasingly likely to lead to fall accidents.
In Philadelphia, property owners must adhere to a premises liability, which states that they are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of their residence and the safety of those on their property. Therefore, if a property owner is negligent and doesn’t adequately repair their property, then they can be held accountable for the injuries sustained on their property. With the experienced attorneys of The Philadelphia Law Firm, individuals can take the first step in ensuring the best potential outcome of their accident. We believe it is important for negligent Philadelphia property owners to be held responsible for their failure to adhere to premises liability.
Contact An Attorney
Our team of trained personal injury lawyers is available to all slip, trip, and fall victims. In fact, our law firm is currently offering all victims a complimentary legal consultation, so that each victim may extensively evaluate their legal rights. Please take the first step in securing your future. Call our 24/7 help hotline today, to see how our proud team of experienced attorneys at The Philadelphia Law Firm can best assist you in your journey for legal justice.