As winter nears in the Philadelphia area, people must keep in mind the number of common dangers that can arise during the season. Snow and ice dangers can be extremely common causes of premises liability claims.
If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a premises liability accident caused by winter dangers, it will be critical that you quickly get yourself an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney. You will want to contact Kwartler Manus, LLC right away.
Three of the most common winter dangers include the following:
Slip and Fall Accidents
Falls are always one of the most common causes of injuries, and snowy or icy walkways are among the most common reasons people may slip and fall. Both businesses and even private property owners will want to make sure that they are taking steps to clear their walkways to avoid possible hazards that could lead to slip and fall accidents.
If you happen to be injured in a slip and fall accident caused by a dangerous walkway in the winter, always make sure you quickly seek medical attention. Also, try to take as many pictures as you possibly can of the hazard that caused your fall before it is corrected.
Icicles hanging off of roofs and buildings can be fascinating to look at, but they can also be exceptionally dangerous. A suddenly plunging piece of ice has the potential to cause serious and possibly even fatal injuries.
Property owners must make efforts to clear these icicles to avoid the risk of ice falling on innocent people. All people need to be cognizant of the risk of walking under icy overhangs, and you should try to avoid putting yourself in a situation exposing you to heightened risks.
The winter means that it will get dark much sooner in the day than the summer, and earlier nightfall can be a factor in a number of winter injury cases. Remember that premises liability in Pennsylvania focuses on a property owner's duty to the other individuals who are visiting premises, and the owner must make sure that all areas are as well lit as possible.
When a walkway or another area is not particularly well illuminated, people could easily be injured by a number of circumstances that they were not able to see. Inadequate lighting can be the basis for a premises liability claim.
It's Important to Understand Your Rights
You need to know that the property owners and their insurance companies will often be quick to claim that you were the at-fault party. Do not wait to seek the help of a Philadelphia personal injury attorney.
Kwartler Manus, LLC can fight to make sure that you are able to recover every single dollar of compensation you deserve. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we will represent you on a contingency fee basis so you will not pay us anything unless we win!
Give us a call today (267) 214-8608 to discuss your situation over a free consultation.