The Attorneys at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo Will Pick You Back Up After Your Slip, Trip, or Fall
Slip and fall accidents so often get blamed on a person being clumsy, but the fact of the matter is that many people fall because of unsafe conditions that someone else could have prevented. Even if you think the slip or fall was your fault, an experienced Philadelphia area lawyer might determine that it was actually due to the negligence of someone else. It’s best to consult a professional attorney because determining fault in a slip and fall case can be tricky.
Slip and fall cases require a prompt, thorough and immediate investigation, so be sure to contact the attorneys at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo as soon as you’ve received medical treatment. Our initial goal is to view the accident site before conditions change, so we regularly hire highly qualified experts who will visit the scene, review photographs, interview witnesses, and determine how the business, homeowner, landowner or tenant was negligent. Quickly investigating these cases and retaining experts as soon as possible can be the difference between winning and losing.
We also highly recommend calling us before you call your insurance company. Having a knowledgeable lawyer present during your recorded statement can save you a lot of grief down the road.
Slips and Falls in Eastern Pennsylvania Can Happen Anywhere
Circumstances in slip and fall cases can vary greatly simply because they really can happen anywhere, at any time. You could be in a grocery store and slip in a freshly mopped aisle, or be walking into City Hall to pay your water bill and fall because of a large crack in the sidewalk. You may feel embarrassed that you did not notice the wet aisle or cracked sidewalk, but if someone did not do their duty to maintain a surface or at least alert you to the possible hazard, it’s their fault—not yours.
A slip and fall claim is part of the broader category of premises liability cases. Such cases occur when a hazardous condition on a property is allowed to become and remain dangerous, causing an injury. At Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo, we represent victims who have been injured because of a variety of problems, including:
- Icy walkways and snowy conditions
- Slippery or wet floors
- Uneven or cracked sidewalks
- Spills that are not cleaned up promptly or completely
- Dangerous stairways with damaged or missing handrails
- Torn, ripped, or ratty carpeting
- Poor visibility or lighting
If you were injured under one of these circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Many slip and fall victims are treated for injuries that include:
- Fractures, strains, and sprains
- Neck and back injuries, including herniated or bulging discs
- Head injuries, including concussions
- Leg, arm, and hand injuries, including nerve pain
- Psychological or other emotional injuries
Contact a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney
At Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo, you will always work with an experienced personal injury attorney who is a partner in the law firm – not a paralegal, lawyer-in-training or young associate. We take your case and your injuries very seriously and if we decide to take you on as a client, you can be sure that you are putting your future in good hands.
If you were injured in a slip, trip and fall accident, call our Philadelphia slip and fall law firm today at 215-545-1870 or 1-888-807-WORK. Your first consultation is completely free with no obligation. We look forward to speaking with you!