When the weather starts to cool down across the Commonwealth, the change is met with either excitement or derision. Regardless of how you feel about cooler weather, the reality is that residents in and around Philadelphia will have to deal with ice and snow at some point. Most people think about snow and ice as becoming hazards on the roadway, but the reality is that many slip and fall injuries occur each year due to frozen conditions. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are standing by to help if you need a Philadelphia snow and ice slip and fall accident attorney. We will investigate your claim in order to secure any compensation you may be entitled to due to the actions of a negligent property owner.
Frozen weather in Philadelphia can lead to dangerous situations
All it takes is for the temperature to drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit for dangerous conditions to develop on the sidewalks and roadways in Philadelphia. Regardless of whether snowflakes or rain have fallen, the cold conditions can quickly lead to slippery, icy pathways.
The Philadelphia snow and ice slip and fall accident attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. have experience helping victims who have been harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of property owners. Under premises liability law, property owners in Pennsylvania have a duty to ensure the safety of any person who has a right to be on their premises. This includes maintaining any areas in or around the premises that could become slip and fall hazards due to ice or snow accumulation, including sidewalks, pedestrian pathways, parking lots, stairways, and more.
When we work on a client’s case, we conduct an extensive investigation into the incident. We often discover that Philadelphia property owners do not exercise reasonable care when it comes to keeping their premises free from snow and ice. Nobody expects a property owner to head outside in the middle of a snow or ice storm to keep pathways clear, but they are expected to inspect the situation as soon as possible. Upon these inspections, property owners are expected to remove or remediate any hazards as soon as possible. This could include the shoveling of snow as well as putting down chemical agents that will melt ice in pedestrian walkways. If a property owner is unable to remedy a snow or ice hazard immediately, they should put up adequate warning signs to let guests know about the dangers.
Contact Philadelphia snow and ice accident attorneys today
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by snow and ice, you may be entitled to compensation. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we know that the careless and negligent actions of property owners often cause these incidents. We will investigate your claim and work to secure any compensation you may be entitled to, which can include:
- Full coverage of medical bills caused by the slip and fall
- Lost income if you cannot work while you recover
- Any household out-of-pocket expenses you incur
- Loss of quality of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages