Slip and Fall Lawyer Philadelphia
If you have been in a slip and fall accident and have been injured call me for a totally free consultation.
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Raymond Kenny Attorney at Law
If you have slipped in a store or on a sidewalk, it will highly be in your favor to know your legal rights in order to get
compensation for your injuries that is purely due to other's negligence. There are a variety of slip and fall accidents
that can occur on someone else's property, to include wet or slippery surface falls, stairwell accidents, falls from a
balcony, parking ramp falls, sidewalk falls, and bathtub/shower falls. There are two things that you should do immediately
after the accident, however, and that is obtain any and all medical treatment that you need and speak to a learned slip and
fall accident attorney about what happened.
Make Sure You File an Accident Report, Take Pictures, and Preserve the Evidence
Generally speaking, property owners are obligated to maintain their property in a safe condition for those who are invited
onto their property. If it can be demonstrated that the property owner was negligent and knew (or should've known) about
the hazardous or faulty condition that caused your slip and fall, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
That said, all slip and fall accidents are unique; therefore, it would be in your best interest to hire a slip and fall
accident attorney who can advise you with respect to the particulars of your case. He or she would likely recommend that
you take the following steps after your accident (once you've received medical treatment):
If you incur injuries from a slip and fall that occurred while in a store (department or grocery), make certain that you
file an accident report. This can be accomplished by speaking with the manager who will then document your rendition of the
accident. As any slip and fall accident attorney will tell you, this can prove to be quite valuable, particularly when it
comes to having documented evidence of your injuries and all that took place at the time of the incident. Be sure to get a
copy of the report prior to leaving the location.
Take pictures of the accident location, the clothes and shoes that you were wearing, and any cuts, bruises or scrapes in
order to document your injury.
If anybody saw you fall, make every effort to obtain their name, address and phone number for future contact, should your
case go to court.
Hold on to the item that caused you to fall. For instance, if you slipped on a piece of fruit in a grocery store, put that
item in a plastic bag and freeze it.
If, for some reason, you can't take pictures or gather any witness statements, you should ask a capable slip and fall
accident attorney to help you get as much information as possible. Nevertheless, you should be forewarned that gathering
information hours, days, weeks or even months after the occurrence of your accident scene will not be helpful to your case.
Even though your medical file will note your injuries, pictures and witness statements will prove to be much more valuable
to the jury listening to your claim.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a slip (or trip) and fall accident, you should seek the services of a
qualified slip and fall accident attorney. Having an attorney can mean the difference between you obtaining a small
settlement and getting the just compensation that you deserve