Snow Injury Attorney in Philadelphia Seeks Compensation on Behalf of Clients in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Throughout Pennsylvania
Philadelphia and most parts of Pennsylvania are subject to harsh winters. While the severity of winter storms varies from year to year, it isn’t uncommon to experience heavy snowfall and freezing rain. It is therefore common to have to walk on the snow-covered ground and navigate frozen pavements. However, property owners and the government have a duty to protect pedestrians from dangerous and defective conditions. If you have suffered an injury in an ice slip and fall accident resulting from a dangerous condition, an experienced Philadelphia ice slip and fall lawyer from van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim can help you recover compensation for your injuries
At van der Veen, Harshorn and Levin, we believe that accident victims shouldn’t have to suffer alone for the consequences of the recklessness or negligence of another party. We are committed to fighting on behalf of accident victims to ensure they recover the compensation they deserve. We will work to ensure that justice is served.
We have represented many ice slip and fall accident victims in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania. We have successfully recovered millions in compensation on behalf of these victims. We understand how complex these cases are. We also understand the devastation that these accidents can cause. You can rely on us to fight tirelessly for the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation with an experienced snow injury attorney in Philadelphia, PA, and get started with your case right away.
When Property Owners are Liable for Ice Slip and Fall Accidents
Pennsylvania law generally does not require property owners to remove snow or keep public areas free from snow at all times. This is largely because of the bitter winter weather experienced in most parts of the state. It would be impossible for property owners to achieve this given the frequent winter storms that characterize winters in the state.
However, property owners are required to act within a reasonable time in order to remove or remedy a dangerous condition. This doesn’t mean that the presence of snow or ice automatically makes the property owner liable for a slip-and-fall accident. Pennsylvania’s Hill and Ridges doctrine defines when property owners can be held liable for snow and ice slip and fall accidents.
There are three conditions that must be met in order for a property owner to be held liable for a slip-and-fall accident caused by snow or ice.
- Snow and ice have accumulated on elevated features such as ridges or hills that present an unreasonable level of risk or danger.
- The property owner was aware of the condition or should have been aware of its existence
- The accident occurred as a result of the unreasonable accumulation of ice or snow.
If your case fulfills the above elements, it is possible to bring a lawsuit against the property owner to recover compensation for injuries resulting from an ice or snow slip and fall accident. Contact us to consult with an experienced Philadelphia ice slip and fall lawyer to determine whether you have a legitimate case and how to approach your case for the best outcome.
Contact van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim to Schedule Free Consultation with an Experienced Philadelphia Ice Slip and Fall Lawyer
Being injured in a slip-and-fall accident can be devastating. Fortunately, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable snow injury attorney in Philadelphia, PA. Our attorneys are available to review your case and to help you understand your circumstances.
Work with an experienced Philadelphia ice slip and fall lawyer from our law firm and give yourself the best chance at recovering full compensation for your damages. We will develop an effective legal strategy to secure the best possible outcome in your case. We only get paid if we win. Our services are therefore completely risk-free. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can help.