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Falls in the Winter-Snow and Ice

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Julia Lee
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With the heat waves of the summer, the last thing on anyone's mind is winter.  But for some of our clients, their injuries which occurred in icy/snowy conditions, prevent them from enjoying the fun and sun of the summer.

Falls on ice or snow can be devastating, leading to broken bones, surgeries, and sometimes serious head injuries.  Proving liability of a property owner for snow and ice is complex and requires thorough analysis of not only weather factors, but also property defects and details such as slope or grade. 

Our article, "Did You Fall on Snow or Ice-What You Need to Know About Pennsylvania Law" provides a brief summary of the two main theories of liability in these situations.

Summer is almost over and winter will be here before we know it.  Preventing these falls is as every bit important as getting fairly compensated for a serious injury.  Property owners should take the time to read our article, because in some situations, property owners contribute to snow/ice accumulations by either creating dangerous hazards that contribute to unusual snow/ice accumulations or failing to take notice of them.

Category: Premises Liability

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