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Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer in Pittsburgh & Homestead

Personal Injury Attorney Helping Injured Victims Throughout Western Pennsylvania Get Compensation For Their Injuries

Slip-and-fall (and trip-and-fall) injuries are surprisingly common, but despite the rather pedestrian nature of slip-and-fall accidents, the resultant injuries can be quite significant — in a physical, financial, and emotional sense — in certain circumstances. If you’ve slipped or tripped and subsequently injured yourself due to the failure of the property owner (or possessor) to either fix the hazard or warn you of the hazard at-issue, then you may be able to recover damages to compensate you for your injuries. To speak with a skilled slip-and-fall attorney, call The Law Office of Mark A. Smith at (412) 368-8398 for a free consultation. Lead Attorney Mark Smith has successfully resolved numerous slip-and-fall cases over the course of his career and will serve as a passionate and capable advocate for your rights.

How Does Slip and Fall Work?

To prove that the defendant is liable for your slip-and-fall injuries, you’ll have to show that the defendant’s negligent acts or omissions caused your injuries. Proving negligence in a slip-and-fall case requires that you show — based on the full weight of the evidence — that the defendant who controlled the property:

  1. Knew or should have known about the hazard, and
  2. Failed to either correct the hazard or failed to warn visitors of the hazard.

For example, if the path to a retail store is covered in black ice, reasonable inspection by the store owner/manager should have revealed the slipping hazard, and the responsible party should correct it or warn customers of the risk of approaching the store from that path. If the store fails to respond adequately, then injured customers may be able to bring a legitimate slip-and-fall claim.

Common Slip and Fall Hazards

There are a variety of hazards that can pose a slip-and-fall risk to visitors of a property, including but not limited to:

  • Ice and snow
  • Liquid spills
  • Chipped or uneven floors
  • Stairway design is inherently dangerous
  • Inadequate maintenance of stairways
  • Irregular inspections, leading to hazards
  • Potholes

Though visitors are expected to avoid some obvious hazards, many hazards are not obvious or are simply unavoidable.

Contact The Law Office of Mark A. Smith today To Discuss Your Case in Western PA

If you have have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, then you may be entitled to recover damages to compensate you for the injuries you sustained by virtue of the defendant’s negligence in failing to correct the injury-causing hazard (or failing to warn of the hazard). To assess the value of your claims, however, you’ll have to speak with a qualified Pennsylvania personal injury attorney.

Personalized and Caring Legal Representation You Can Trust For Over 23 Years

Attorney Mark Smith has successfully resolved numerous slip-and-fall cases over the course of his career and will serve as a passionate and capable advocate for your rights.

To connect directly with Attorney Smith, call (412) 368-8398 or write and submit a request for a free consultation on our online contact form. Attorney Smith takes a different approach to client representation. Instead of bouncing you between secretaries, paralegals, and other attorneys, Attorney Smith prefers to develop a direct and communicative relationship with all his clients. At every phase of the litigation process, Attorney Smith is available should you have any questions or other matters that you’d like resolved.

Personalized service. Maximum results. The Law Office of Mark A. Smith looks forward to helping you obtain full compensation for your injuries.

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The Law Office of Mark A. Smith
215 E. 8th Avenue,
Homestead PA, 15120

t. 412.368.8398

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The Law Office of Mark A. Smith
322 North Shore Drive
Building 1B, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

t. 412.567.9598

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