An attorney who gets results in slip and fall cases throughout Greater Hazleton
Did you slip and fall in a public place, hurting yourself in the process? You may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
Attorney Edward P. McNelis knows that under state law, the owner or manager of any property that is open to the public is required to take reasonable steps to keep the premises safe. When they fail to do so, they could be held responsible for when someone gets hurt.
A slip and fall could happen at any location, including residences, stores, restaurants, shopping malls, hotels, amusement parks and parking lots. There are many factors that could cause a person to slip and fall. Some examples are:
- Cluttered walkways
- Wet or waxy floors
- Uneven surfaces (such as torn carpets or loose floorboards)
- Buildup of ice or snow
- Worn or damaged stairs
- Poor lighting
- Unsecured cords
Slipping and falling can cause serious injuries. A person who falls on his or her head could suffer brain damage that leads to problems with memory and behavior. A fall could also cause damage to the neck, back or spine, greatly affecting mobility. Elderly people who fall could break their hip or pelvis. And anyone who falls can suffer torn tendons and ligaments.
Slip and fall cases can be complicated. No two cases are alike. The property owner may deny responsibility and suggest that you are to blame for the fall.
That's why Edward always takes a close look at the facts of the case. He will look at photographs, medical records and any other documentation related to the incident. He will talk to witnesses. And he'll try to get the answers to certain questions. Was the property owner aware of the safety hazard? If not, should he or she have been aware of it? Did the property owner have a reasonable amount of time to remove the hazard?
If we find that a property owner was negligent, we will determine the amount of compensation you deserve and fight to get it. You may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. In most cases, this involves negotiating a settlement with the insurance company. But in some cases, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit to recover damages. Edward can go over your options with you.
Attorney McNelis has been helping accident victims get compensation for their losses since 1982, and he has the case results to prove it. You can trust that he'll be thoroughly prepared and will fight for you every step of the way.
Business and property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe premises. If you've been injured in a slip and fall due to someone else's negligence, you deserve compensation to pay for medical bills, lost earnings and any other accident-related damages. Contact us to see how we can help you strike back.