Being injured in a slip and fall incident can be life-changing. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may find that you are unable to work and/or unable to enjoy your former hobbies. You may also be emotionally traumatized because of the incident itself and the pain and suffering that followed. In addition, you may face significant medical expenses that continue to accumulate long after your initial injuries have been treated. Fortunately, if another party was responsible for your fall, you may be entitled to compensation.
About Personal Injury Claims in Pennsylvania
When you are injured because of another person or company’s actions or negligence, you typically have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim under Pennsylvania law. If you choose to file a claim against the party responsible, you must show that the defendant’s actions or lack of action was the direct cause of the injuries you sustained. If your claim is successful, you may be able to recover compensation for doctor bills, hospital bills and lost wages. You may also be entitled to compensation for the pain and emotional turmoil you experienced as a result of the fall.
Hiring an Attorney
It is possible to pursue a personal injury claim without the help of an attorney. However, because of the complex laws and emotional stress involved in these types of cases, it is best to consult a lawyer who has experience with this practice area. A qualified lawyer will be able to help you gather evidence, contact witnesses and prepare a strong case for court. He or she will also be able to explain all of the laws that apply in your case in terms that you can easily understand. In addition, if the defendant offers a settlement, your attorney will be able to help you decide whether or not to accept it.
Contact the Law Offices of Sam H. Jessee, P.C.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident, you need representation and advice from an experienced attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Sam H. Jessee, P.C., to learn more about hiring an attorney or to schedule a consultation. The Law Offices of Sam H. Jessee also accepts cases relating to Pennsylvania auto accidents, insurance benefits, liability claims and other issues relating to personal injury.