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Property Owners Need to Keep Sidewalks in a Safe Condition to Prevent Trip and Fall Accidents

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Louisa T. Chen
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As the weather gets nicer, there are more people taking walks or jogging outside.

As property and home owners, did you know that if any of the pedestrians or joggers fall on the sidewalk in front of your home, you may be sued for the injuries they sustain as a result of the fall?

Your sidewalk may be chipped and have a hole or may be uneven because of a tree root and cause pedestrians and joggers to fall.  As a home owner, you have a duty to maintain and take care of your sidewalk and keep it in a safe condition.

This is the same duty home owners and property owners have in the winter with snow and ice on the sidewalk.  Home owners need to shovel and clear the snow and ice from the sidewalk to keep it in a safe condition.

When you are out gardening and pulling the weeds out of your front yard this spring, make sure to also check the condition of your sidewalk!

For more information on sidewalk liability and responsible parties, access our legal article about Parties Responsible for Pedestrians’ Injuries in Trip and Fall Accidents on a Public Sidewalk.

If you were injured in a trip and fall accident on a sidewalk, it is important to speak to an experienced Philadelphia PA & NJ trip and fall personal injury lawyer.  Call 877.944.8396 for a free no obligation consultation.

**DISCLAIMER: This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case.

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