04.27.2018

Do You Have A Slip And Fall Case?

Properly litigating a personal injury case so that our clients make a complete and total recovery of their losses is always the first and foremost priority of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Powell Law. If you require legal counsel and assistance in litigating a claim for damages resulting from a personal injury based on a slip and fall case, contact Powell Law.

Cases based on premises liability require evidence that the defendant acted unreasonably in that it must have known about or been able to foresee a defect and then failed to repair or remedy it. Thus, whether you have a slip and fall cases depends on the existence of a dangerous condition due to the negligence of another that resulted in the accident and ensuing injury.

Individuals have a right to expect that those who own, operate, or control property will exercise reasonable care to protect them from harm. When reasonable care is not taken thus causing a dangerous condition, any ensuing damages or injuries suffered may be compensable.

Do you have a slip and fall case? The following elements of negligence must be established in any slip and fall or premises liability matter:

  • Duty – the person or entity that owns, operates, or controls the property must have a duty of care to act reasonably;
  • Breach – the person or entity that owns, operates, or controls the property breached the duty of care by failing to remedy a dangerous condition and that it was reasonably foreseeable that this dangerous condition would cause harm;
  • Causation – the breach of duty, i.e., the failure to remedy the dangerous condition, proximately and legally caused the slip and fall (injury); and
  • Damages – The injured person suffered some measure of damages as a result of the slip and fall injury.

Premises liability cases, also known as slip and fall cases, occur every day. During the winter, a property owner may fail to remedy an icy walkway with salt. A leaky air conditioner may cause water to accumulate causing a surface to be slippery and dangerous. All types of circumstances result in dangerous conditions that require acting with caution whenever visiting a location away from home.

The attorneys at Powell Law carry on the work of a law firm that spans generations and has represented thousands of Pennsylvanians over a period of 112 years. Our decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice for representation in personal injury and premises liability matters in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. Consult the experienced attorneys at Powell Law. Contact us online or call (570) 961-0777 for a FREE case evaluation. You don’t pay unless we win.

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