With over three times the national average, Erie, Pennsylvania gets about 45 inches of snow each year. While beautiful, snow can have its downsides. One drawback to its beauty is the incidence of slip and fall accidents on icy surfaces. Injuries are common and the cost of being laid up and treating a broken arm or leg can be high. If the mishap occurs in front of private property or a commercial business that failed to clear the sidewalks, it is possible to recover damages by filing a slip and fall claim. Winning the claim may be another matter.
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If you are injured while on another person’s property, you could have a claim under Pennsylvania’s premises liability laws. Premises is the legal term for real estate and the improvements on the real estate. Premises liability laws cover accidents that occur on private property, such as your neighbor’s land. It also covers commercial properties and… Read more »
Slip and fall accidents cause more harm than bumps and bruises. Many people assume that a fall does not result in traumatic injuries. However, a fall can result in multiple broken bones and fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and neck injuries. In some cases, a fall could injure internal organs or result in… Read more »
Erie property owners and property owners throughout Pennsylvania have a legal duty to keep their premises safe for visitors and guests. When a property owner fails in this duty of care, the owner can be held liable for damages under premises liability laws. However, before you can recover compensation for your injuries and damages, you… Read more »
Many businesses in Erie and throughout Pennsylvania are taking extra precautions to protect customers and employees from COVID-19. Some businesses require customers and employees to wear masks. Other businesses may restrict the number of people in the location. However, are businesses continuing to protect customers from other dangers? While the liability for COVID-19 claims is… Read more »
Winter has come early for Erie and Northwestern Pennsylvania. The area is under a winter storm warning, which will be fairly common throughout the winter season. Snow and ice are common during the winter months, which increases the risk of falls. Our Erie slip and fall attorney wishes to remind everyone to stay safe this… Read more »
Slips, trips, and falls can result in serious injuries that can lead to permanent impairments. Some individuals require months of physical therapy before they can return to work and normal daily activities. Some people who fall may not be able to return to work because of their injuries. For individuals who sustain severe injuries, it… Read more »