Slip and fall accident in parking lots are more common than you may realize and can result in serious injuries. Taking a spill after you leave a building or while on your way in can require medical care, hospitalization and surgery, time away from work, and even result in lasting impairments. If you sustained injuries in a parking lot or sidewalk fall, a Pennsylvania slip and fall lawyer from Berger and Green can help.
Call us at 412-661-1400 for your free initial consultation with a member of our team. We can explain the strength of your case and take the first steps in pursuing the payout you deserve based on your expenses and losses.
Common Causes and Injuries in Parking Lot Slip and Fall Cases in Pittsburgh
When a parking lot, sidewalk, or walkway has a poor design, poor construction, or is not well-maintained, it may pose several significant fall risks. There is no reason why you should assume the blame for your fall until you let us look at your case. We may be able to build a strong argument to hold the property owner liable. This will allow us to pursue compensation for your expenses and losses.
Some common fall hazards in a parking lot include:
- Gravel and broken surfaces
- Drains and litter
- Changes in elevation, including step ups and step downs
- Uneven sidewalk slabs
- Poor lighting
- Walkway obstructions
Falls can cause serious injuries and may require you to go to the emergency room or even miss work. In the most serious cases, you could suffer a lasting impairment and not be able to return to work.
Some of the most common injuries suffered in parking lot slip and fall cases include:
- Fractured wrists
- Fractured ankles
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Fractured hips
- Elbow injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
If you or a family member got hurt in Pennsylvania, the attorneys from Berger and Green are here to help. We can review the facts of your case and help you go after the payout you need and deserve.
Berger and Green Can Help You Understand Your Rights and Options
At Berger and Green, founding partner Laurence B. Green has fought for injured accident victims for more than 40 years. He understands what it takes to recover the payout that will cover your expenses and losses and make you whole again. You can enlist the help of our team on your case by calling or texting 412-661-1400 today. We will investigate your accident and develop a strong case to prove you deserve compensation.
Understanding Property Owner Liability
Most parking lots are private property, and it is the property owner or occupier’s responsibility to keep them free from dangerous hazards. If there is a hazard and they know about it or should know about it, they are under an obligation to fix it right away. If they do not do so, they may be liable for any injuries that occur.
You Have Rights as a Pittsburgh Accident Victim
Pennsylvania law allows accident victims to hold the at-fault or negligent party liable and recover compensation. If we can prove negligence by identifying the hazard or defect that caused you to slip or trip, we may be able to show the property owner failed to repair it. This would allow us to pursue a payout on your behalf.
Let a member of our Pittsburgh personal injury team review the facts of your parking lot fall today. We will conduct a thorough investigation and identify any negligent parties. Then, we can file an insurance claim or take legal action to pursue compensation.
Recoverable Damages in a Pittsburgh Parking Lot Slip and Fall Accident
When we recover a payout for our clients, this payout may include a number of expenses and losses we documented during our investigation. Almost any expense related to your accident, injuries, or recovery could count, from parking fees at your doctor’s office to replacing eyeglasses broken in the fall. Some of the most common damages recovered in this type of case include:
- Ambulance transportation
- Medical treatment expenses
- Ongoing or future care, if necessary
- Prescription drug costs including painkillers
- Mobility devices including crutches, walkers, canes, and wheelchairs
- Property damages
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death damages, if your loved one passed away because of their fall injuries
We Only Have a Limited Time to File Suit in Your Case
Pennsylvania state law gives us two years from the date of a fall accident and injuries to identify the liable party and take legal action against them. If we cannot meet this deadline, the court will not allow us to file a personal injury lawsuit later. We need to act quickly and investigate your fall to build the strongest case possible. Reach out to our team as soon as possible after your injuries to let us get to work on your case.
Talk to a Pittsburgh Parking Lot Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
When we investigate a slip and fall case, we have to work quickly and carefully to gather evidence and prove your case. We know what it takes to pursue compensation in this type of case and can help you pursue a payout for the damages you suffered.
You can talk to a personal injury attorney about your case. The team from Berger and Green offers free, no-obligation consultations. Call or text 412-661-1400 today. We serve victims of slip and fall accidents in parking lots in Pittsburgh, the suburbs, and greater Allegheny County.