Slip & Fall

Scranton, Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Lawyers

Slip and fall and trip and fall cases fall under the scope of premises liability law. They may occur on private property due to the owner being negligent in maintaining or repairing dangerous areas of the property. Conditions that may result in slip and fall claims include:

  • Large potholes
  • Uneven walkways
  • Impermissibly steep ramps
  • Spills on the floor
  • Poorly lit stairwells
  • Loose or broken hand rails
  • Uneven or broken sidewalks
  • Escalator-related injuries
  • Neglecting swimming pool safety
  • Uneven pool decks
  • No handicapped access to certain buildings
  • Improperly designed or maintained sidewalk ramps or parking lots

If you or your loved one has received injuries because of a negligent property owner, you may have the legal right to recover financial damages for your injuries. Negligent property owners may:

  • Fail to perform repairs or preventative maintenance as needed
  • Not put up a sign warning passers-by of danger
  • Fail to properly inspect his or her property for dangerous conditions
  • Fail to have or act upon a mode of operation

Slip and fall accidents can happen just about anywhere. Slip and fall accidents commonly happen in airports, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, and grocery stores. More of these accidents are happening at “big box” retail stores such as Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Publix, and Home Depot. At Caputo & Mariotti, we have successfully won cases against a variety of large and small businesses and organizations. We believe negligent property owners should be held responsible for their actions. We will carefully investigate the details of your accident to determine if you have a valid claim.

Retail stores, restaurants, hotels and other businesses inviting the public are required to keep their property in a safe condition and inspect, repair, or warn people of these dangerous conditions. Adequate safety measures and protocols must be in place to prevent accidents and injuries. As Caputo & Mariotti’s client, you can rest assured our lawyers will represent your case to the best of their abilities. We are dedicated to helping our personal injury clients improve their lives by recovering the maximum financial compensation possible. Some injuries that commonly result from slip and fall accidents include:

  • Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
  • Head, skull, and brain injuries
  • Shoulder, knee, and elbow injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures in the hips, ankles, arms, and tailbone
  • Ligament and tendon tears
  • Bruising, lacerations, or other scarring

Caputo & Mariotti has a proven track record of delivering successful results for its clients. We have obtained a variety of large verdicts against many businesses, large and small.

While stores do not have the obligation to constantly monitor and maintain their property, they do have to keep the property clean and safe. This includes the duty to clean a spill or fix an unsafe condition in a reasonable time period after they became aware or should have been aware of it. If stores have a maintenance protocol in place, they also have an obligation to follow it. Other conditions that commonly occur and that lead to slip and fall accidents include:

  • Inventory improperly packed on shelving, causing a spill
  • An employee performing or failing to perform a certain task
  • A spill not being properly cleaned up
  • Patrons not being properly warned after floors are cleaned

Working with a competent personal injury law firm that has intimate knowledge of slip and fall accidents and how they relate to Pennsylvania law is an absolute must so that you can be fairly compensated for your injuries. At Caputo & Mariotti, if we cannot settle your case out of court, we will create a hard-hitting strategy for trial and hold the party responsible for your injuries accountable for its actions. Our attorneys have successfully represented many clients receiving injuries as a result of negligent property-owner actions. We have helped many clients recover medical care, lost wages, and other damages.

Have You or Your Loved One Suffered a Slip and Fall Injury?

If you or your loved one has been injured by a slip and fall injury, it is very important you take the first step towards receiving fair compensation by consulting with one of our expert personal injury attorneys. Insurance carriers will do everything in their power to minimize their costs and deny you the compensation to which you are entitled, so please speak to one of our attorneys first. Their goal is to offer an unfairly low settlement so that you don’t recover more compensation later on.

Hiring one of our experienced slip and fall attorneys allows you to focus on healing. While you recover, we will handle all legal and technical aspects of your case. We have extensive experience working with these types of cases – let us help you!

To find out if your case is strong enough to win in court, contact Caputo & Mariotti’s attorneys at (570) 342-9999, or use our online contact form to contact us now for a FREE consultation!