Scranton Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys

Holding negligent property owners accountable for your injuries

Both residential and commercial property owners have the responsibility to maintain safe premises. When dangerous conditions exist and property owners fail to post warnings or repair the hazards, they can be held liable for injuries that result from slip and fall accidents on their premises.

Slip and fall is a specific type of premises liability case covered under Pennsylvania premises liability law. Our committed team of attorneys and staff is here to pick you up when you have suffered a slip and fall injury. We understand you're hurting and may have lost wages and incurred medical bills, so we provide compassionate representation and tireless advocacy in ensuring you receive the compensation you need.

Examples of dangerous property conditions

Property conditions that can result in injury include:

  • Uneven flooring
  • Wet floors (with no warning)
  • Worn steps
  • Unstable stair rails
  • Torn carpet
  • Icy sidewalks
  • Potholes in parking lots
  • Parking lot oil spills
  • Uneven sidewalks

Slip and fall accidents that result from these hazardous conditions can cause a wide range of injuries, including serious injuries such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries

These accidents can take a lasting toll and prevent you from completing daily tasks and caring for yourself or your family.  Serious slip and fall injuries can result in:

  • Inability to work
  • Loss of job
  • Inability to drive
  • Inability to care for yourself
  • Inability to care for dependents

Slip and fall injuries can become a huge burden to you and your loved ones and a drain on your finances. Our Scranton slip and fall attorneys help you obtain the necessary compensation when your fall is caused by another person's negligence.

Statistics about slip and fall accidents

While some slip and fall accidents are less serious than others, many such accidents cause a great deal of pain and suffering as well as lasting disability:

  • According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 25 percent of all spinal cord injuries are caused by falls.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that people over the age of 65 are most at risk for serious injury in slip and fall accidents.
  • Of those over the age of 65 who fall, an estimated 20 to 30 percent experience moderate to severe injuries that make living independently difficult and increase their risk of early death.
  • Hospitalization of the over-65 age group for fall-related injuries is five times greater than that for other injury causes.

Pursuing a slip and fall lawsuit

If you are injured in a fall through no fault of your own, contact The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini to find out your options. Time limitations to file your lawsuit may apply, so it is important to contact us as quickly as possible.

If the at-fault party is a local, city, state or federal government entity, certain laws may affect your rights as an injured person. Our personal injury attorneys can help you recover the monetary damages you may be entitled to and restore balance to your life.

Contact a Scranton, Pennsylvania slip and fall accident attorneys for a free initial consultation

If you've suffered a slip and fall accident, we can help. Call The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini at 570.955.3251 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We represent you on contingency, so we don't get paid if you don't win. We offer flexible business hours, are located near the courthouse and offer convenient parking.