slip and fall lawsuit

Act Immediately On Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Slip and fall cases require special and immediate attention from a slip and fall attorney. At our law firm, Philly Lawyers, we encourage our clients to act quickly if they have sustained a personal injury and would like to file a slip and fall lawsuit in Philadelphia or the surrounding counties (Bucks County, Montgomery County and Delaware County). There are number of reasons for acting quickly and doing so may help you win your case. If you are in the Greater Philadelphia area and have been injured in a slip and fall accident, call us (215) 396 – 9001. The consultation is FREE and there is NO COST to you UNLESS WE WIN your slip and fall lawsuit. If you are not able to come to our office in Bucks County, we will come to you.

You need to act quickly, because there is always a possibility that the defect that caused you to fall is fixed and you won’t be able to preserve the evidence. The slip and fall attorney will immediately send a letter to the landlord of the location where the slip and fall occurred to make sure, if there are any video cameras in that location, that the film will not be destroyed. This is the first step and it is an especially important one, because one of the excuses that the insurance companies use, in an effort to minimize the amount of the settlement, is to say that it is your fault. The insurance company may claim negligence on your behalf, stating that you were running, not watching where you were going or that there was no defect. In my 26-year experience of practicing law and defending my clients in slip and fall lawsuits in Philadelphia, I can tell you that the best evidence in such personal injury cases is photographs or videos.

Another important element to help prove your claim is the witness statement. Our law firm has an investigator on staff  that will immediately go out and interview the witnesses. Usually people are more inclined to give a statement when it is requested within a short period of time from the occurrence. People also tend to be able to recall the slip and fall incident in greater detail when asked about it shortly after. The quicker our investigator can secure the witness’s identity, the sooner your slip and fall attorney can have a better picture of the case.

It is also very important to make sure that your doctor is aware of the origins of your injury. Very often the patient will complain about the pain and suffering but will neglect to explain to the doctor that it happened as a result of a fall. Your slip and fall attorney should contact your doctor immediately and make sure that the mechanism of the trauma is properly explained and that your doctor is able to document that the injury sustained is a result of the fall.

If you have been injured, due to negligence in proper maintenance, repair or upkeep of a business or homeowner’s property, you may have the right to file a slip and fall lawsuit for damages incurred as a result of the personal injury you sustained. These injuries may include medical expenses, lost wages, as well as your pain and suffering. If you have any medical bills as a result of your injury, your slip and fall attorney should make sure that the insurance company agrees to pay all of them. If there is a pending request for reimbursement from the insurance company, it should also be address before the case settles.

We have listed the steps that you should take immediately following a slip and fall accident:

1.     Do not make any detailed statements regarding fault.

2.     Get the contact information of the property owners and managers.

3.     Find witnesses and write down their contact information.

4.     Take clear pictures of the defects/hazards and of your injury.

5.     Make sure to save your clothing and footwear.

6.     Seek immediate medical attention if you are injured.

7.     Do not make a recorded statement with the insurance adjusters.

8.     Call your local slip and fall attorney.

If you are in the Greater Philadelphia area, you may contact Philly Lawyers at (215) 396 – 9001. Our law firm specializes in personal injury cases regarding slip and fall in Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Delaware County.

Get advice from a criminal lawyer Philadelphia citizens can rely on

Advice From A Criminal Lawyer Philadelphia Trusts

What do you do when an investigator comes to your door?

 

We have all seen plenty of movies where a person either gives a statement or refuses to talk when confronted by the police. A lot of times the question becomes: “What should I do?” Many people call our Philadelphia criminal lawyers to inform us of what they just did and ask if what they did was the right thing.

 

One very powerful constitutional right that the individuals of this country have is the fifth amendment – not to talk to any government authority if they are not inclined to do so. Your denial to talk to the authority by law cannot be construed as an implication of any guilt. As a matter of fact, in a criminal case if the accused individual decides not to take a stand in his defense, the judge will give specific instructions to the jury, stating: “The fact that the defendant did not testify creates no presumption or inference of any kind against him. This fact alone must not have any influence upon you in arriving at your verdict.”

 

My most sincere advice is: If you’ve received a call from the authorities, whether you think there may be an actual problem or you think that you are completely innocent, do not talk to anyone. You have the right to do so. As well as you have the right to have your criminal lawyer present during any interrogations.

 

After the stating your desire to “plead the 5th,” the first thing you should do is contact a criminal lawyer. If you are in the Philadelphia area, you may call our law firm at 1800-529-1917 to speak to a criminal lawyer Philadelphia residents can trust for advice and results in criminal cases. Our firm, Kats, Jamison & Associates (Philly Lawyers), defends the people of Bucks County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Our criminal lawyers will communicate with the investigators on your behalf. You should ask the investigator, whether it is on a phone call or at your door for their information and pass it along to your Philly Lawyer so that we may properly contact the authorities and instruct them that any further communications with you will be through your attorney.

 

As a criminal lawyer Philadelphia residents have relied on for many years, I can assure you that there are no benefits to be derived from talking to the authority. If they want to indite you, they will anyways, despite what you say. If they do not have enough information to indite you, there is no reason for you to cooperate and possibly give out any incriminating information. Whether the question is asked about you or any one that you may be acquainted with, the answer is the same: “I will contact my lawyer and my lawyer will be in touch with you.” Always be polite and respectful, but firm in you desire not to continue without your lawyer present.

 

If this has happened to you, get the criminal lawyer Philadelphia counts on for criminal defense!

 

We encourage you to pass this information along to your friends and family members and to always protect your rights under the constitution. Please call us with any questions that you may have regarding criminal charges or any other legal matters: 1800-529-1917

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Multilingual Lawyers in Phildelphia


We understand that when you come from a foreign country, even if you learn the english language proficiently, in a certain situations you feel most comfortable speaking in your native language.

 

Individuals who have a difficulty speaking english may get especially concerned when they speak with an attorney. A certain comfort level exists when you may communicate in their own language and know that you will be understood. Our firm has many multilingual lawyers. I personally speak four languages. When you come to my office you can communicate in russian, ukrainian, polish, armenian, german, french, spanish, uzbek, and italian. We do everything possible to make you comfortable so you could relate your problem first hand. Whether it is a car accident, slip and fall, criminal matter, divorce, or immigration issue, our team of multilingual lawyers will be able to assist you in the language of your choice. There is no issue too big or too small for our firm. We will take our time to give you the legal advice you deserve.

 

There are no fees for consultation in cases concerning an automobile accident, truck accidents, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, or any other forms of personal injury.

 

When scheduling your appointment with our firm or upon your arrival, simply request to speak in the language of your choice. We will have one of our multilingual lawyers or staff members help you immediately in your desired language. Any communications in the law office are kept private and will never be disclosed to anyone else, without your authorization. Some firms may ask you to bring your own interpreter, this not a good idea – if you would like your matter remain private and confidential. The attorney-client privilege applies only in the communication between the attorney, the attorney’s staff and the client or a certified interpreter.
Please see us if you have a need and we will Welcome | Bienvenidos | Добро пожаловать Accueil | Willkommen | Benvenuto | Witamy | Ласкаво просимо you in any language!

 

Please call us for all of your legal needs: 1-800-529-1917

A Misconception About Limited Tort Cases: What is the meaning of serious or permanent injury?

Our firm recently obtained a six-figure settlement for a limited tort case, in which a woman was injured as a result of a car accident. The firm’s philosophy is not always to accept limited tort cases because it is very difficult to say at the initial interview whether the individual’s injury will overcome the presumption of the limited tort. The injured individual should not be afraid to call us or any other lawyers, as the initial consultation is free and our firm is representing the client on a contingent fee basis. Meaning that there will never be a charge to the client unless we achieve the recovery and receive money for the client.

 
Our firm will do everything possible to make sure the client gets the recovery they deserve in a limited tort case. We listen to our clients to represent them diligently. We obtain, at no upfront cost to the client, all the medical bills and reports. We have an extensive discussion with the client on how the accident affected their life and try to develop a comprehensive picture of how the client is suffering as a result of the accident.
It is a big misconception that many people are told that you need to have fractured bones in order to overcome a limited tort presumption. It is simply not true.

 
In order to overcome a limited tort case, what that statute says you have to have is a serious or permanent injury. There is no definition in that statute of the meaning of serious or permanent. Therefore is it between a client and lawyer to see if a case could be developed into something that should be pursued in court or settled with the insurance company. Or perhaps the lawyer will tell the client where there is no chance of victory. Our firm has a weekly meeting where we have that discussion amongst our selves as to the viability of the clients case. If we decide to take the case to trial, our firm is usually successful in securing a win for our client. Of course there is no guarantees and any past results are not a reflection of what could happen in the future. But I encourage everyone who has a car accident to call us whether they have a limited tort or full tort.

Justice is served in this Philadelphia slip and fall accident

$1.15 Million Awarded in Slip and Fall Accident

It’s amazing – and more than a little scary – how a seemingly innocuous moment can dramatically alter the course of your life.

If you are involved in a slip and fall accident, you need a slip and fall attorney with a proven track record of getting results in Philadelphia courts – like the $1.15 million we recently won for a client who suffered a slip and fall injury in a Philadelphia hotel. You need an attorney who knows the law inside and out, who has your best interests in mind, and who will fight for justice. If you think that you, like the client in this case, were injured unjustly, call us for a free consultation to find out how we can help you. If English is an issue for you or your family members, don’t worry – we speak multiple languages. If your injury is preventing you from coming to our office, we will come to you. And because we work on a contingency fee – meaning we don’t get paid unless you win – clients who have lost employment and had medical bills pile up due to an accident don’t have to worry. We will fight to win your case!

This particular client was attending a business sales conference held at a major hotel chain’s suburban Philadelphia location. A simple trip to the bathroom became a life-changing event after she slipped and fell on a wet, recently washed floor. She struck the back of her head on the wall and her knee on the floor, leaving her with lasting concussion symptoms, a nasty cut on the knee, and cognitive issues consistent with a traumatic brain injury.

All too often, property owners neglect their duty of preventing hazards on the premises that could reasonably cause harm, and all too often, that neglect results in a person’s life being turned on its head. Victims of such slip and fall accidents have the right to contact an injury lawyer who will fight for proper and fair compensation for the slip and fall that robs them of their livelihood.
Before her slip and fall, our client was a top saleswoman and avid outdoor enthusiast; since her injury, to this day, she suffers from frequent migraines and cognitive impairment. She has a great amount of difficulty with memory, including word recall, and is no longer able to hold down a full-time job. Cognitive assessments after the accident included “abnormal findings” and generally subpar mental performance.

And so our brave plaintiff found herself dealing with constant pain, suffering from anxiety and depression, and having to fight tooth and nail for reasonable recompense as an average citizen going up against a massive international corporation.

She needed a slip and fall lawyer who knows law and most importantly know how to win. The firm of Kats & Associates argued passionately on behalf of this client, as we do for all clients who have been put in bad situations by the negligence of others. Serious injuries require serious injury lawyers who get results – and get results we did.

After one day of mediation before the Honorable Russell M. Nigro, we agreed to waive the $300,000-plus workers’ compensation lien, then settled with the hoteliers on $1.15 million in compensation – just the kind of swift and victorious results clients need from their lawyers and can expect from Kats & Associates.

If you have suffered an injury and someone else is at fault, legal action may be an option for you. Call us today for a free consultation.

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Rear End Car Accidents in Philly

Rear-Ended in a Car Accident? What Should You Do?

If you are ever involved in a car accident, obviously the “best” accident to have is a rear-end collision (and you are in the vehicle that is rear-ended).  The reason being that the person who is rear-ended is clearly not at fault for the car accident, especially if they were stopped, in traffic, waiting for a traffic light to change  (or at a stop sign) because clearly, there is nothing that they have done to cause the accident or anything they could have done to avoid being hit.   Liability is rarely, if ever, disputed in a rear-end collision.   If you are rear-ended, don’t panic.  First, call the police immediately to document the positions of the vehicles and to explain how the car accident occurred to the police officer.  Make sure that a report is taken.  The next thing to do (and I recommend that you do this quickly) is to take photographs of both vehicles and meet with an attorney with significant experience in personal injury law.   Obviously, if you are severely injured, go to a local hospital emergency room immediately after the police officer documents the accident.

 
When you see an attorney, you should bring with you the following information: your drivers’ license or your state ID, the appropriate insurance policies, the information that you are able to obtain from the other driver (i.e. their drivers license, insurance company name, policy number), any photographs that you obtained from the incident and the emergency room record, if emergency care was required.  The attorney will take your information and will report your claim to your insurance company as well as to the insurance company of the at-fault driver.  They will also make sure that you are receiving appropriate medical care.  It is important to check your insurance policy to see if you have selected the full tort or limited tort option.  As always, I recommend that you select the full tort option on your policy.  The attorney will monitor your car accident case and make sure all of the information is processed appropriately.  Upon completion of medical treatment, the attorney will obtain copies of your medical records and evaluate your case based on your injuries and request appropriate payment from the insurance company of the at-fault driver.  The attorney should keep you informed of all of the important developments in your case, most notably, upon the insurance putting an offer on your case.  You are always in charge of whether the amount will be accepted or if you choose to pursue your matter in court.

 
If you are rear-ended in a car accident, most likely you will receive an offer on your case and our lawyers welcome any and all inquiries regarding your matter.

 
If you have any questions regarding such accidents call us at 1-800-529-1917 or submit your car accident case details online.

Recover for your slip and fall accident

Can You Get A Million Dollars On A Slip And Fall Accident?

The answer is YES.  A lot of law firms shy away from slip and fall cases because often they are difficult to prove.  In our office, we welcome those cases and just this Wednesday, our Philadelphia office was able to recover for one of our clients well in excess of a million dollars in a slip and fall case.  The elements that have to be present in order for you to receive a recovery are:

 
1. It must be someone’s fault that caused you to fall, for example, uneven pavement, wet and slippery flooring inside the premises, accumulation of snow or ice, improper steps, failure for the building to comply with building codes, a construction defect, and there are many others.  Our Philadelphia attorneys would be able to determine if you have a case very quickly.  The first thing we recommend is to make sure that you have a photograph of the defect.  We also have investigators on staff that would be happy to go with you to the scene of the incident and take all of the appropriate pictures.  But I can’t emphasize enough the importance of you being an active participant and at least to have taken preliminary photographs.

 
2. It is crucial when you go to your doctor or the emergency room after you fall to properly articulate what caused you to come for that visit.  Oftentimes people that experience pain are concerned about the pain and forget to mention that it happened as a result of the fall or neglect to explain how the injury occurred.  The insurance companies are notorious for trying to avoid payment based on the fact that the injured person did not make a proper reporting.  If the fall occurs in a public place, I recommend that you make a report immediately to a member of the staff of the establishment where the fall occurred.  And if there is a defect that you are aware of that caused you to fall, I suggest that you point out the defect to a person taking the report.  Ask to review the report and if it is possible, request a copy of the report to take with you.  I further recommend that you seek immediate medical attention for the injuries that you sustained.  I also suggest that you call our law firm or any other lawyer as soon as possible so that an investigation can be done while the evidence is recent and easy to come by.  Normally, the process of settlement occurs after your treatment is completed so that we do not miss a compensation for any of your injuries.

 
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we do not obtain a recovery for you, you will not be charged with any costs or fees.  The first consultation in a slip and fall case is free.  We will also gladly give you a second opinion free of charge on your slip and fall case.  We handle cases in many jurisdictions in the United States.

 
Please call us toll-free 1-800-529-1917.

A Car Accident Lawyer Philadelphia Can Count On For Justice

What Do You Need To Win A Car Accident Case?

By Marina Kats, A Car Accident Lawyer Philadelphia Residents Can Trust

Besides having a great Philadelphia lawyer (and I hope you choose our firm), there are certain elements that need to be met in order to receive a recovery for the injuries that you sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

  1. You cannot be at fault for the accident.  The way to determine fault is to either consult an attorney or read the motor vehicle statutes of your particular state.  It is perfectly clear that someone stopped at a light, waiting for the light to change from red to green, and being hit in the rear by another vehicle, is not at fault for the collision.  It is also clear that if someone has the right of way and collides with another vehicle that came out from a side street, or made a left-hand turn in front of the vehicle which has the right of way, is not at fault.  There are many other cases where the situation is not as clear and the first thing your lawyer should review is the police report.
  2. The second thing that is required in order to receive a monetary compensation is your injuries. The injured person receives compensation proportionate to the injuries sustained.  Additionally, you will need a doctor’s report that causally relates your injuries to the car accident or other motor vehicle accident.  You will bring the claim against the insurance company for the person who caused the collision and based on your injuries, you should receive an appropriate recovery.  The only factor that may negatively effect whether you recover or not for noneconomic loss as a result of the injury is your selection of the tort option on your own insurance policy.  If you choose limited tort on your insurance policy (and we recommend never to select limited tort), you may lose the right to recover for your injuries if they are not serious or permanent.  However, it is for you and your attorney to determine your qualifications.

In our Philadelphia law firm, we firmly believe that if you are injured in a car accident and it is not your fault, we will do everything we can to make sure that you receive a fair and adequate recovery.  We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we do not obtain a recovery for you, you will not be charged with any costs or fees.  The first consultation in an automobile accident case is free.  We will also gladly give you a second opinion free of charge on your case.  We handle cases in many jurisdictions in the United States.

Please call us toll-free 1-800-529-1917.

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