Category: Premises Liability

What to Prove in a Slip and Fall Case

When you take a slip and fall injury claim to court, it can be a battle. The winner of this battle will be the side that knows the law better and can cite case examples that validate your side’s position. There are certain factors one must prove in their slip and fall case. The following are factors that can prove significant when determining the outcome. Comparative Negligence To begin, you must be able to show that the accident was not[…] Read More

Slip and Fall Accidents While Shopping

Every year, thousands of people are injured while shopping because the owner of the premises did not take suitable precautions to prevent a potential slip and fall accident. Shopping injuries may result in serious and sometimes permanent issues, including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. Many injuries involve fractures or sprains, which may prevent the victim from working or attending to daily tasks until they have healed. With the holiday season upon us, slip and fall accidents while shopping[…] Read More

Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

With a chill in the air, it is undeniable that winter is here. In the northeastern part of the United States, snowfall creates many hazards. Homeowners and business owners should be aware of their responsibilities regarding snow removal on their property. New homeowners must understand that with home ownership also comes the potential for liability if someone is injured on their property due to the presence of snow or ice. Preparing for Snow and Ice Removal In preparation for snow[…] Read More

Why and Where Falls Occur Most Often

To better prevent falls, a business must first get a better understanding of why and where falls occur on the premises. Where the fall occurs focuses on the physical aspects surrounding the fall area. Determining why a fall occurred involves understanding the mental state of the person who fell, such as if they were distracted by a phone call or a crying child in the moment of the fall. If they were not feeling well or were not aware of[…] Read More

The Difference Between Trip, Slip and Fall

Lawyers often use phrases like slip and fall or trip and fall. It can be useful to take a moment to understand the specific meanings of these phrases. People are often seriously hurt on the property of someone else, whether it be a store, a public area, an apartment, or an office building. Slip and falls are mainly a way to categorize the kinds of serious injuries that are most common. The following distinguishes the differences between slips, trips, falls,[…] Read More

Safety During Summer Pool Use

Summer is here, and the kids are ready to head to the local public pool or even a private pool in the backyard. Pool safety is always a top priority and pool-goers should be aware of who is responsible if an accident does occur. A Pool Owner’s Duty of Reasonable Care Pool owners have a duty of reasonable care to anyone who is invited or expected to use their pool. If it is a public pool, there may be an[…] Read More

Slip and Fall Accidents at Restaurants

Slip and fall accidents can occur in restaurants due to negligence on part of the restaurant owner. Restaurants should do everything in their power to ensure safety to avoid accidents that injure customers. Slip and fall accidents are cause for premises liability lawsuits. This liability happens when an accident occurs on a property where the owner was negligent to uphold reasonable care. Restaurants Must Maintain Floors Restaurants can take precautions to avoid slip and fall accidents by laying down mats[…] Read More

The Dangers of Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

Several factors combine to form a perfect storm of conditions for slip and fall accidents in the winter season. Some of these conditions, examined in greater detail, include the following: Inclement Weather Slick and icy roads can make it harder for a driver to avoid a collision with a pedestrian. Sleet puddles and ice patches on poorly treated or untreated walkways may also impact the way a pedestrian moves near the road. They may be less likely to pay attention[…] Read More

Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Cases

It can happen anywhere – you are walking along at a reasonable pace, minding your own business, when you suddenly slip and fall. You may not injure yourself at all – or you could wind up with a significant injury that will require medical care, therapy, and more. You may even be disabled by your injury. If you are injured, it is important to keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations – or a legal time limit[…] Read More

What You Need to Know About Slip and Fall Accidents

Just as your auto insurance company tries to prepare you for when that inevitable car accident occurs, the Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates want to prepare you in case you ever find yourself a victim of a slip and fall accident. First, you must know what constitutes a “slip and fall” under the law. This is when someone has been injured on another’s property as a result of negligence. The owner of the property could[…] Read More