Easton Slip and Fall Attorney
Living in the Northeast can be particularly challenging during the winter months if you are someone who does a lot of walking. Easton and the surrounding Lehigh Valley can be inviting to those who enjoying dining out and experiencing the arts, but sometimes special care has to be exercised because not all walkways are the same. From College Hill to Center Square and the State Theatre, walking is easy around the city. However, not all homeowners and businesses are as conscientious as the law demands, when it comes to warning and protecting pedestrians from hazardous walkways.
Outside Hazards in Easton
Icy walkways and uneven walking surfaces can be particularly dangerous. At times it can be difficult to tell if a walkway is just wet or if it is covered with ice. We have also seen situations where downspouts are positioned directly into the pedestrian travel ways instead of underneath or away from these walkways. This poor run-off design is simply asking for trouble during times of melting and refreezing.
For more than 30 years, the personal injury law firm of Drake, Hileman & Davis, has been helping those who have been injured due to slip and fall or trip and fall accidents in and around Bethlehem. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, we are ready to help you. Call us at 610-258-9493 or complete the online questionnaire to the right of this page. We will be happy to meet with you to discuss your case in our Easton office or in the convenience of your own home. There is never any fee, unless we are able to obtain a recovery for you.
Dangerous Conditions Inside Stores
While slip and falls which occur outside are among the most common, we have also handled many cases for clients who have been injured inside businesses and places of public accommodation. Such falls can occur due to dangerous displays and hidden tripping hazards. However, the most common causes of inside slip and falls are wet floors, where the business owner simply failed to put out signs or adequately cleaned-up a spill. Sometimes ceilings leak or a refrigerated display case is broken and the building owner just continues to put-off the repairs. Water on a light-colored floor is particularly hard to see. Whether falling forward or backward, landing on a hard surface can have devastating effects.
Store Owner Liability
In addition to the situations described above, the attorneys at Drake, Hileman & Davis, have also handled unique cases involving everything from defectively designed indoor play places to water parks and amusement rides. While play areas and amusement rides can provide great fun for children, they may also contain hidden dangers if the ride or play area is not properly designed or maintained.
Children are owed a special duty of care, because depending on their age, it cannot be argued that they “should have known better”. In designing and maintaining areas where children play, the business owner is responsible to take steps to discover all of the risks of injury and to take action to eliminate the danger.
Finding the Best Slip and Fall Attorney
We know that finding the right lawyer to handle your case is important. You not only want someone who knows and understands the law, but also someone who is easy to work with and has a proven track record. The team of personal injury lawyers at Drake, Hileman & Davis has the knowledge and skill to successfully navigate through the issues of liability and damages that all slip and fall cases present.
We know that results matter. To see a sample of our verdicts, settlements and awards, including those for trip, slip and fall accidents, click here.
If you have questions, we have answers. We are available 24 hours per day. Just call us at 610-433-3910, and ask to speak with a slip and fall attorney for a free case evaluation. You can also use the online form to the right of this page. Once we have properly evaluated your case, we will set-up an appointment to meet in our Easton office or in the convenience of your home. There is never any fee unless we obtain a recovery for you.