We handle premises liability cases, also known as slip and fall cases, in the Philadelphia PA area, including Doylestown, Media, West Chester, and Norristown as well as Camden and western New Jersey.
I had an 80-year-old client, who was shopping at a local grocery store, and had parked her car in a garage. While walking from her car, she tripped over one of those cement lane dividers that are often in front of parking spots, and injured herself significantly. She went to five other attorneys, who were not interested in handling the case because it was too complex and difficult for them.
Essentially we had to prove that, although there was a parking stop,...
In an example of 'fighting the good fight' Marc Rosenberg has obtained a 'One Half Million ($500,000.00) Dollar' verdict on a slip and fall case which most (NON PAAJ) attorneys would not have even touched. The case involved a slip and fall at Whole Foods Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a 79 year-old woman who tripped over the cement barrier (wheel stop) in a parking garage. In a case where nothing was offered until an ADR mediation (at which time only $80K was offered and rejected)—this is a case in which the rightful verdict was reached to compensate this elderly individual for their sustained injuries.
In the United States, there are an estimated 12,500 new cases of spinal cord injuries per year, and an estimated 276,000 existing cases *(NSCISC). Over half of those injuries affect people between the ages of 16 to 30, causing a lifetime of pain and complications. Because your spinal cord sends information from your brain to the rest of the body, any kind of spinal cord injury can cause paralysis, nerve damage, severe pain, movement difficulty, and even death.
While slip and fall injuries are the most common form of serious injury sustained at work, many other workplace injuries can be related to employer negligence and be a cause for legal action. In restaurants, cutting and slicing injuries are common — especially when safety concerns are put secondary to preparation speed. Offices and storerooms can become inundated with boxes that cause walkways to become hazardous. Retail stores may require employees to remove heavy boxes from shelving areas, with a high risk for falling object dangers.
No matter your workplace, there are no doubt policies in place to ensure that these safety conc...