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Slip And Fall On Ice Or Snow? Our PA Attorneys Are Here To Help

If you’ve lived through at least one Pennsylvania winter, then you’re likely familiar with the snowfalls, melts, and freezes that come along with them. Aside from making the roads dangerous for drivers, these sub-zero conditions also make walking surfaces seriously hazardous for pedestrians.

Can You Sue For Falling On Ice?

In fact, most PA residents have likely suffered at least one fall due to lackluster ice or snow management. It is possible to sue and be financially compensated if a property owner’s negligence led to you falling on ice or snow, and our slip and fall attorneys are here to help. Contact us today for a free case review in which you’ll be informed of all the potential legal avenues for compensation.

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"Premises liability law establishes that most property owners have a duty of care to their visitors or patrons." - David Petrone, Esq.

Since snow and ice can accumulate in many places, just about any surface can become hazardous for pedestrians going by. This can include staircases, driveways, walkways, footpaths, sidewalks, and even parking lots.

Given that the risk of falling on ice and suffering injuries is seemingly everywhere, who’s responsible for ensuring that any potential falling hazard is removed? Moreover, who can be held responsible when this critical winter task is not completed and severe trauma is suffered as a result?

Responsibility For Ice And Snow Hazards

The legal concept that deals with the responsibility of a property owner to keep their invitees safe from harm while on their property is known as the “duty of care”.

The law generally states that a proprietor should do everything that can be reasonably expected of them to ensure the safety of all invitees.

With this foundation in place, it will be the job of an attorney to prove that a property owner did not act reasonably in their attempts to remove a hazard, or did not do it within a reasonable amount of time, and can therefore be considered negligent and often ordered to pay all or some of the damages suffered by the victim.

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What To Do When You Slip And Fall On Ice

Victims who suffer these traumatic incidents are often left wondering what to do, both in situations where their injuries are mild as well as the more tragic cases when they are quite severe.

The first step victims should take is to visit a medical professional who will be able to inspect the extent of the injuries. Victims often try to avoid going to the doctor and simply hope their injuries will get better with time. Unfortunately, this can be a very poor decision.

The extent of an injury is not limited to the weeks, months, or even years after they occur. Injuries can get worse with time if they’re not treated, and even when they are, they can still be exacerbated. Additionally, even when no injuries are detected by a patient right after a fall, they can still develop later on. These are what are known as latent injuries.

After being checked out by a medical expert, it is highly suggested for victims to discuss their case with an attorney. Only by speaking with an experienced legal practitioner will a person understand the extent of legal possibilities for achieving compensation.

Our attorneys offer this service for free. If you suffered a slip and fall on ice, reach out as soon as possible via phone or the form on this page for your case to be evaluated free of charge and at no obligation to you.

Slipped On Ice In Parking Lot

Slipping and falling due to ice often occurs in parking lots. This is because these lots are generally uncovered and may have poor drainage, which leads to the accumulation of a lot of snow, snow which can ultimately turn into ice under the right conditions.

Ice slip and fall cases involving parking lots will often incur the natural accumulation rule. This rule invokes the amount of time that is considered reasonable for a snow or ice hazard to be removed. Given that parking lots are quite expansive, the amount of time that is considered ‘reasonable’ for the property owner to ensure no hazards are present can be longer than in other types of properties.

Either way, all cases are individual and you should always discuss your specific circumstances with an attorney. Medical bills can quickly become overwhelming for yourself and your family and, while you may believe you don’t have a valid case, you will not be sure if you don’t consult an attorney. Our team is dedicated to helping you pursue justice and fight for any compensation you deserve.

Can I Sue My Landlord If I Fell On Ice?

There are many instances in which a valid legal claim can be brought forth against a landlord when a person slips and falls on ice on a property. However, there are also many factors that must be considered.

For example, the type of property (apartment complex, standalone home, etc…) will be relevant. So will the area where the accident happened. If its a regularly used walkway, for instance, there could be a reasonable expectation for it to be treated with anti-ice chemicals or quickly cleared after a snowstorm subsides.

Many other factors can play a part in the validity of a claim. Similarly, many factors can play a part in the total compensation to be paid out, though it often includes past and expected future medical expenses, loss of income, emotional distress, and more.

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Swarthmore, PA 19081
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