In some cases, you may be able to take legal action against the property owner after slipping and falling on an isolated patch ice in Pittsburgh, PA, or a nearby suburb. Berger and Green will evaluate your case at no cost to you and determine if you can hold the property owner liable. Property owners must maintain sidewalks and other walkways and keep them free from unreasonable hazards.
The Pennsylvania laws are strict about when a property owner has liability for icy conditions, but you may be able to pursue compensation if your fall occurred because of a property defect. Call 412-661-1400 today for your free case review and consultation with a member of our slip and fall team.
Proving Liability in a Pittsburgh Ice Slip and Fall Case
In some cases, there is a way to pursue compensation after a slip and fall on an isolated patch of ice. Pennsylvania laws, however, require property owners to maintain their property and keep them free from dangerous defects. Our team will review your case and determine if your injuries occurred because of a property defect.
If we can prove a defect caused your fall and injuries, we may be able to take legal action against the property owner. We will review your case and launch an investigation, collecting the evidence necessary to build a solid case. We know what it takes to prove negligence and liability in a premises liability case.
Let our team evaluate your case. Our initial consultations are always free, and we handle these cases on a contingency fee basis. You have nothing to lose by calling or texting today.
Let Berger and Green Build a Solid Pittsburgh Slip and Fall Case on Your Behalf
Berger and Green attorney Laurence B. Green has spent more than four decades helping injury victims take legal action to recover the compensation they deserve. You could be next. Our team will pursue a payout on your behalf, building a case to prove negligence and liability.
As a part of building a solid case to support our insurance claim or civil lawsuit, we will investigate your fall and injuries. We need to prove what happened, what caused it, and who is at fault. This investigation will include:
- Requesting copies of accident reports, police reports, and other documents
- Interviewing any witnesses
- Watching video of the fall, if possible
- Surveying the scene and taking photographs
- Analyzing any photos of the scene at the time of your fall
Recovering a payout also requires us to prove your expenses and losses related to the fall. We need to provide evidence of your economic losses. This could include:
- Your relevant medical records
- Testimony from a medical expert about your injuries, prognosis, and ongoing care needs
- Bills, receipts, and other proof of your expenses
- Documentation of your lost wages
Only once we finish our investigation and have a strong case can we consider taking legal action against the property owner. If we can prove the property owner acted carelessly or recklessly by failing to keep their property free from defects, we may be able to reach a settlement or file a lawsuit on your behalf.
We will represent you throughout this process, fighting for your best interests every step of the way. Our team can answer your questions and address your concerns and keep you up-to-date on the status of your case.
Recoverable Damages After a Slip and Fall on an Isolated Patch of Ice in Pittsburgh
We will build a strong argument for compensation based on the facts of your case. With our argument, we may be able to negotiate a fair settlement agreement or take your case to court and get a verdict in your favor. With a win in your case, you will recover a financial award meant to cover some or all of your fall-related expenses and losses.
This financial award includes both economic expenses and noneconomic losses. Some of the most common recoverable damages in a slip and fall case include:
- Ambulance transportation costs
- Medical care costs
- Ongoing care costs and future care expenses
- Prescription drug costs
- Mobility devices; crutches, walkers, canes, and wheelchairs
- Property damages such as broken glasses or smartphones
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death damages for the surviving family members of a person who died of the injuries they sustained in a fall
You Only Have a Limited Time to Pursue Legal Action in Your Slip and Fall Case
In Pennsylvania, there is a statute of limitations that puts a deadline on how long we have to take legal action against a property owner. We can only take civil action in the first two years after you suffer injuries in a fall. If we wait to file a lawsuit after the second anniversary of your fall, the court will likely prevent us from holding the property owner liable. Call today for your no-cost consultation.
Not only can we take on your civil case, but we can also help you file for Social Security Disability benefits if you cannot work because of your injuries and lasting impairments. Getting Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income can help you make ends meet when your impairments prevent you from working.
Talk to a Slip and Fall Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA
If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall on an isolated patch of ice in Pittsburgh or elsewhere in Allegheny County, we can help. Berger and Green will review your case at no cost to you. We can explain your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. Let our team take on your case.
Call or text us at 412-661-1400 to learn more.