Many slip and fall injuries during the winter time occur because of dangerous ice and snow conditions. Property owners must make sure that they are maintaining a safe walking surface for pedestrians. Our slip and fall attorneys meet with clients with slip and fall injuries that don’t always realize that the fall wasn’t their fault. Our slip and fall lawyers hire various experts and perform site inspections of where the injury occurred in order to fully get an understanding of what the property owners could have done to prevent the injury from happening.
Often times, if a property is leased, the tenant will be responsible for maintaining the property. This could apply for both residential properties and commercial properties. Our slip and fall lawyers are experienced in finding out who is the responsible party and pursuing claims on behalf of injured victims. If an injury occurs on municipal, state or other government property, our slip and fall attorneys have experience with Pennsylvania Sovereign Immunity Act, New Jersey Tort Claims Act, and Federal Tort Claims Act cases. These are a special set of rules guiding cases involving injuries occurring on these types of properties.
While snow and ice can be naturally dangerous conditions, how surfaces are treated and how timely they are treated can increase the danger dramatically. If snow is shoveled before it is finished snowing, a layer of ice can develop. If sidewalks or parking lots are not plowed correctly and no ice melt is applied, the surface could become very slippery. In initial snows of the season, there are often still leaves on the ground. If the leaves weren’t cleared before the snow, a hazardous surprise could be waiting for anyone walking.
In our slip and fall attorneys’ decades of practicing, they have seen many different types of injuries resulting from slip and fall injuries. Victims from slip and falls experience injuries from the impact of falling to the ground, such as head injuries, concussions, broken bones, and neck injuries. Our attorneys can help connect clients with the appropriate medical care and navigate tricky insurance problems when dealing with a slip and fall injury. If you or a loved one has been injured contact our attorneys for a free consultation: New Jersey 856-942-1218 or Pennsylvania 215-660-3133.