When you or someone you love is injured in an accident that could have been prevented, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party. While car accidents are common, this does not mean that as a victim you should have to shoulder the financial liability when someone causes the accident. In addition, under Pennsylvania law, property owners have a responsibility to ensure visitors to their property are safe.
Car accidents in Pennsylvania
Car accidents can result from poor road conditions regardless of how careful a driver is being. However, there are instances where an accident can occur because another driver was negligent. Some of these accidents are caused by:
- Drowsy driving
- Texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence
Drivers who cause an accident when they are speeding, drinking or otherwise distracted can and should be held financially liable for your injuries. In many cases, in addition to being responsible for the damage to your vehicle, they may be held responsible for your medical care, lost time from work and other financial repercussions of an accident.
Premises liability in Pennsylvania
If you are in a shopping mall and there is a wet floor that is designated by a sign, this shows the property owner has taken the necessary precautions to keep visitors safe. However, there are instances including wet floors, uneven staircases, broken bannisters and more that can cause serious slip and fall accidents. As a visitor to a property, you have the right to expect the owner of the property has taken the necessary precautions and performed the necessary maintenance to keep their property safe for visitors. Under Pennsylvania law, if a property owner is responsible for an unsafe condition that did not have proper warning signs, they can be held financially accountable. If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident, Attorney Kelvin Morris can help ensure your rights are protected.
Under Pennsylvania’s personal injury statutes, victims have two years from the date they sustain an injury to file a civil suit. To best protect your rights, immediately after seeking medical care and filing the appropriate reports with law enforcement, contact Attorney Kelvin Morris. Keep in mind, insurance companies are going to try to protect their bottom line and attempt to get you to settle as quickly as possible. This is not always in your best interest.
If you have been the victim of a car accident or a slip and fall accident, contact the Law Office of Kelvin L. Morris at 412-660-2021 for a free consultation. We will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.