Some accidents are unavoidable and caused by the negligence of the victim rather than the carelessness of some other person. Pennsylvania accident victims may recover damages for any injuries resulting from the carelessness or negligence of another.
This is the continuation of a short primer on the types of personal injury claims. The first two parts addressed the different types of personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, defective products and incidents of medical malpractice. This third part summarizes personal injury claims that arise from construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, and dog bites.
Federal law and regulations mandate minimal safety standards and other safe construction procedures for job sites. Construction areas are dangerous despite the presence of safety precautions and are considered to be one of the most dangerous occupations where accidents involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death are common.
Slip and Fall Cases
Injuries may occur from a slip (or trip) and fall accident. Such accidents typically result from spilled liquids, ice or snow, defective sidewalks, stairways and other defective conditions on property. Individuals that are injured as a result of a slip, trip or fall may recover from a negligent party for any injuries.
Pennsylvania law requires dog owners to restrain and control their dogs to prevent attacks and dog bites. Any person injured by a dog may recover for any injuries arising out of a dog bite or attack.
If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury resulting from any type of accident, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented motor vehicle accident victims for 110 years. Call today!