Residential property owners, businesses and cities have a legal obligation to keep sidewalks and parking lots reasonably safe for the public using their property. You have the right to expect that care has been taken to remove hazards that can lead to an injury.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on a sidewalk or while using a public or private parking lot, you may be entitled to seek money damages to cover your costs of medical treatment, lost earnings and pain. At Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, P.C., our attorneys offer many decades of experience helping personal injury victims recover full and fair compensation for sidewalk and parking lot injuries.
Property Owners Are Legally Accountable For Preventing Slip And Fall Injuries
Sidewalk and parking lot injuries often occur when a property owner fails to respond to clear dangers following a snow or ice storm. This can also happen when the area is unsafe because of poor lighting, insufficient security, and broken or uneven walking surfaces.
Some common causes of sidewalk and parking lot injury and fatal accidents include:
- Failure to clear snow and ice
- Broken pavement, potholes
- Sidewalk defects, uneven slabs
- Dangerous steps or missing handrails
- Poor lighting conditions
- Insufficient security
You Won't Know If You Have A Claim Until You Talk To A Lawyer
Due to changes in the law, slip and fall injury claims are increasingly difficult to win. Generally, you will need to show that the property owner should have been aware of a dangerous sidewalk or parking lot and failed to remove a hazard in a timely manner.
You won't know if you have a valid claim for damages until you talk to an experienced attorney. We will provide a comprehensive, honest evaluation about your trip-and-fall injury claim. From our main office in Bensalem, we represent clients in Bucks County, Northeast Philadelphia and all surrounding counties.
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Contact us to arrange a personal consultation at one of our convenient Pennsylvania offices nearest you: 215-809-3882.