Philadelphia What Is Premises Liability?
If you are injured on someone else’s property and you believe the owner may be responsible, you may have cause to file a premises liability lawsuit. What many people may not realize is that business and property owners have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe environment. The fact that someone was injured due to a hard impact fall or another incident may indicate the property owner failed to fulfill their duty to ...
Philadelphia Can You Sue if There is a “Wet Floor” Sign?
The question of whether you can sue if there is a “wet floor” sign depends on the facts of your situation. It won’t help your case if you slipped and fell on a wet floor with such a sign. Slip and fall cases use the negligence legal theory. It requires those in charge of property to provide safety to visitors. Whether a “wet floor” sign can protect an owner against a lawsuit depends on the sign and the conditions tha...
Philadelphia Foot and Ankle Injuries Common in Winter
In the winter, slip-and-fall injuries increase some hospitals’ emergency room traffic by 500 percent. And, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, stress fractures in the foot are one of the most common injuries in the winter. Ankle injuries from falling are also common in the winter. Stress fractures are tiny cracks in the foot bones that may, at first, not cause much discomfort. But they can en...
Philadelphia <span class=$227 Million Settlement Reached in Market Street Building Collapse Case">
Wapner Newman is proud that the long civil trial stemming from the 2013 building collapse on Market Street has concluded with a $227 million settlement, which is believed to be the largest personal injury settlement in Pennsylvania history. After only four hours of deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous verdict and decided the Salvation Army was 75% responsible. The collapse led to the death of seven people and the inj...
Slip and fall attorney in Philadelphia, David Sternberg settled a slip and fall case on behalf of an elderly woman who fell on a slippery coffee shop floor. After purchasing her coffee, the woman slipped in a puddle of liquid creamer and fractured her leg. The investigation confirmed that store employees routinely neglected to mop and sweep the area where the fall occurred and that they failed to take the necessary safety ...