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Philadelphia Slip-And-Falls On Ice Accident Lawyers

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Philadelphia can suffer through some brutal winters and the weather can not only chill you to the bone it can threaten to break bones when you have to travel on icy sidewalks, slick steps, and across snow-covered parking lots.

You can land flat on your back and be temporarily unable to move from such a powerful impact with the ground. These falls can take your breath away at times.

If you were hurt by a fall on ice or snow on someone’s property outside a home, a business, store, or restaurant, you may be able to get help with the cost of your recovery. If those property owners could have done something to prevent your accident, they may have to take responsibility for every medical cost and every day you have to spend away from work. Please contact us with your questions and discuss your case free of charge with the slip-and-fall attorneys at Philadelphia’s Pearce Law Firm, P.C.

Philadelphia Icy Sidewalk Accident Liability

No one could keep up with all the ice and snow mother nature dumps on Pennsylvania each year. Property owners may not be expected to keep parking lots and sidewalks completely dry and clear of treacherous ice and snow, but they are required to do a reasonable job of reducing the risk factor for any traveler on foot.

A claim of negligence is most often applied when an owner lets snow and ice build-up to unreasonable levels. Doing nothing to a covered surface after several days of snow may make owners and proprietors liable for an accident. When the snow begins to pile up or ice reaches several inches in depth, victims can sometimes prove that not enough was done to hold the hazard in check and prevent a dangerous fall.

Another instance in which property owners can be held liable for slip-and-fall accidents is in the case of icy spots. A sidewalk or parking lot may appear clear, but icy patches can develop and people on foot can be unable to spot or anticipate a frozen threat to their footing. An icy puddle may even be a known problem from a water leak or a spot where water tends to drain. These spots provide a unique threat and store owners can be held liable for them.

If you can prove that property owners knew about the potential for the excessive build-up or should have known, you may have a solid case that’s worth filing a civil lawsuit over.

Compensation for Victims of Slip-and-Falls on Ice In Philadelphia

A claim for damages can be filed by victims who face expensive hospital bills and may also be missing work over an injury. You may have been as careful as possible, but the conditions that an owner or proprietor ignored left you on the ground facing the high cost of medical care.

The damage to your body may have been devastating and taken the form of brain trauma that can rob you of recent memories and muscle control. You may face a debilitating broken hip or fractured knee. You may have also injured your arms as you tried to catch your fall.

A claim for damages can make sure the at-fault party’s insurance can’t just offer you the bare minimum in compensation and then turn their backs on your physical and emotional suffering.

Your civil lawsuit would seek to earn a settlement from the insurance firm. If no settlement can be agreed upon you and your attorney would take them to court.

If your case is successful, you can expect to get compensation for these factors and more:

  • Medical bills: Reimbursement for the bills you’ve already gotten and money for any expected treatment necessary in the future.
  • Loss of income: The paychecks you’ve missed out on while you’ve been recovering.
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement: A surplus of money may be needed for physical therapy and medical equipment. Compensation for career training if you are left with mobility issues that keep you from returning to your previous career.
  • Mental anguish: Depression and anxiety can understandably plague victims who are faced with a difficult road to recovery. Losing your mobility and quality of life can prove the biggest challenge.
  • Travel costs: The expense of doctor visits, even visits with out-of-state specialists can factor into compensation.

Contact a Philadelphia Slip-And-Fall Lawyer

If you are hurt in a fall on a slick spot and you feel a property owner didn’t do a reasonably good job of clearing ice or snow talk to the attorneys at the Pearce Law Firm, P.C. serving Philadelphia, South Jersey, and the surrounding area.

Tell us what happened so that we can get started immediately investigating the details of your accident and begin to put together a strong case against the person who caused your pain and mental suffering. Contact us for a free evaluation of your case with no-obligation. Our talk will be completely confidential and will hopefully be the first step in winning the compensation you’ll need to recover and get your life back on track.

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