Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA Represent Plaintiffs
Diligent litigators pursue compensation from negligent parties
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for their guests. Accordingly, if you’ve suffered broken bones, a back injury or some other type of harm after a slip and fall injury away from your home, you might be entitled to legal relief. Located in Pittsburgh, Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC is a law firm helping Western Pennsylvania slip and fall victims attempt to achieve justice. Drawing on more than 60 years of combined experience, our personal injury attorneys are diligent trial advocates and zealous settlement negotiators who will attempt to hold negligent parties accountable after a harmful incident.
Allegheny County firm handles cases involving unsafe walking surfaces
The failure to address unsafe situations or to perform proper maintenance could be the proximate cause of your injury. Common examples of negligence that trigger slip and fall cases include:
- Wet floors — Whether it’s the result of a recent cleaning, weather or an unattended spill, a slippery walking surface might lead to serious harm. Our firm seeks relief for clients who have been hurt on wet floors and icy paths.
- Cracked pavement — Parking lots and sidewalks should be monitored for cracks, divots and bumps that make harmful events more likely.
- Hidden hazards — A hard-to-see obstruction might trip someone up, particularly if the lighting is bad. In these situations, we examine the facts at hand to see if the defendant should have prevented the injury by removing or clearly identifying the hazard.
- Lack of safety measures — When a business does not employ reasonable safety measures, such as hand rails or floor mats, that lack of preparation might be sufficient to justify a damage award to a victim.
When you meet with us regarding a potential slip and fall claim, our firm will examine the pertinent facts to see if the defendant owed a legal duty to you and if a violation of that duty led to your injury. We can attempt to provide a sound perspective on the likelihood of a successful result, as well as any defenses that might be brought against you. For example, a property owner might say that you caused the accident because you weren’t paying attention while walking.
Who is liable for damages in a slip and fall incident?
A property owner or someone else who has control over a particular area might be liable for a personal injury that occurs. In addition to home and business owners, defendants might include management companies, residential or commercial tenants and vendors, such as maintenance companies. Should more than one party be responsible for your injury, our firm will assess how the liability might be divided and take effective action against each negligent business and individual.
Types of compensation available to victims in premises liability cases
Working with a diligent Allegheny County personal injury lawyer will help you get a good idea regarding the compensation you can expect after a slip and fall accident. Our firm will pursue reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs associated with the injury, including hospital bills, wages that you lost while convalescing and rehabilitation expenses to restore you to your pre-accident physical condition. You can also seek compensation for less tangible items, including the pain and suffering you experienced, the embarrassment you endured and permanent effects of your injury, including disfigurement and the diminished enjoyment of life since the fall.
Contact a Pennsylvania lawyer about a free consultation regarding a slip and fall injury
Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC assists clients from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area who have been hurt in slip and fall incidents on someone else’s property. Please call 1.800.GET.PHIL or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your potential claim. Our office is in Downtown Pittsburgh.