Ice & Snow - Slip & Fall
Philadelphia Ice & Snow Accident Lawyers
Pennsylvania Attorneys Handling Ice & Snow Slip & Fall Injuries
Have you been injured in a fall on ice or snow? A slip and fall accident can result in a wide range of injury. The laws in Pennsylvania are limit the types of accidents and injuries should be covered under premises liability laws. Our experienced personal injury lawyers carefully assess each case to determine if there is a cause of action and determine if the injuries are severe enough so as not to be subjected to frivolous lawsuit sanctions.
In our experience, slips and falls on snow or ice can result in very serious back injuries, neck injuries, and other injuries. If you have suffered such injury, do not hesitate to contact the personal injury attorneys at Jeffrey R. Lessin & Associates, P.C. We carefully examine your injuries and investigate the accident. We then offer an honest assessment about your case, including your chances for recovering compensation for your injuries.
Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Litigation: Snow and Ice Removal
- Failure to remove snow or ice from sidewalks or walkways
- Failure to remove snow or ice from driveways
- Failure to remove snow or ice from parking lots
- Failure to maintain entrances from melting snow or ice
Property owners have a duty to keep their property safe for people who have a right to be there. This includes proper snow and ice removal in the winter months. However, not all slip and falls on snow or ice warrant a lawsuit. It must be proved that the property owner was negligent and that the injuries were a direct result of that negligence. Additionally, the property owner must have had reasonable time to correct the problem.
In cases involving snow or ice removal, it would be unrealistic to expect a store owner to remove snow or ice every 15 minutes during a snow storm. However, the owner should reasonably be expected to lay salt to prevent accumulation of ice. It would be reasonable to expect a store owner to have the parking lot plowed and salted once the storm stopped.
To learn if you have a valid claim for recovery, contact the Philadelphia injury attorneys at Jeffrey R. Lessin & Associates, P.C. We have the experience and resources to carefully and efficiently assess premises liability claims involving snow or ice slip and fall accidents.