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Erie Slip and Fall Attorney

In Pennsylvania, a slip and fall can occur in many different environments and circumstances. The one universal quality in slip and fall accidents is the occurrence on another’s property. In many slip and fall cases, the cause is a hazardous condition on the property that arose from the negligence of the property owner. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injury.

If you or a loved one recently experienced a slip and fall accident, you should treat it as seriously as any other personal injury. You should consider contacting an Erie slip and fall attorney to discuss your options. With over 170 years of combined experience, the legal team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman is full of attorneys who have a strong understanding of Pennsylvania law as it relates to slip and fall accidents. Our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights and obtain compensation on your behalf.

Slip and Fall Accidents in Pennsylvania

There are many hazardous conditions that can cause a slip and fall accident. Some common hazardous conditions that can cause slip and fall accidents in Pennsylvania to include the following:

  • Hazardous Surfaces: Common surface hazards that arise from negligence include unmarked, uneven sidewalks or surfaces, wet floors without warnings, poorly maintained floorboards or carpets, potholes, unattended spilled liquids or produces, or unsalted ice.
  • Hazardous Environments: Environments that can increase the potential of slip and fall accidents include ill-placed wiring or cords, jarring surface transitions, and faulty or poorly designed lighting that causes low visibility or reflections.
  • Elevated Surfaces: Being forced to walk or work on hazardous surfaces without proper safety precautions. For example, a stairway could lack a handrail, leading to a slip and fall.
  • Occupational Hazards: Workers in manual labor positions and construction workers mostly commonly are exposed to hazardous conditions that can lead to slip and fall accidents.

There are certain elements that must be in play in a slip and fall accident. Injuries usually must result from a hazardous condition that would not have been present if the said property was properly maintained or designed. Additionally, the owner of the property with hazardous conditions must have been aware of said conditions or the conditions must have been present long enough that the owner should have been aware.

Another aspect you should be aware of is the type of property your injury occurred on. In most slip and fall cases, the property is likely commercial, residential, or government property. While residential properties are traditionally owned by one person, government and commercial properties could potentially be owned by multiple entities.

Considering the complex nature of property ownership, you should contact an experienced Erie slip and fall attorney if you or a loved one were recently involved in a slip and fall accident. An experienced attorney can use their knowledge to navigate the complexities of Pennsylvania law and develop a strong approach most likely to result in compensation on your behalf. For a free consultation with the Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman attorney, contact us today.

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