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Conditions that Lead to Outdoor Slip and Fall Accidents

A slip and fall accident is no laughing matter. It can lead to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and lacerations. If you have suffered serious injuries in a slip and fall accident because of the negligence of the property owner or management, you should consider filing a Pennsylvania personal injury claim.

When property owners fail to maintain their property and correct problems that could cause a slip and fall accident, they can be held liable in a Pennsylvania personal injury claim. Compensation from an injury claim may be able to account for your medical expenses, as well as time missed from work and pain and suffering.

Conditions Ripe for Outdoor Slip and Fall Accidents

Some conditions that commonly lead to an outdoor slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania include:

  • Snow or ice outside a building - a property owner is not required to remove weather-related snow or ice outside their building; however, if the snow or ice accumulates unnaturally, the property owner could be liable if someone slips and falls. One example is when a sloped surface causes ice to melt and form puddles. The puddle could refreeze and become a slippery ice patch.
  • Poor lighting - when the lighting in a parking lot is too dim or nonexistent, a slip and fall accident could occur, leading to a Pennsylvania personal injury claim. Poor lighting could also cause someone to trip over a curb, fall down stairs in a parking garage or trip over an uneven surface. Property owners can be held liable if they knew about the poor lighting or should have known about it, yet took no action to correct the problem.
  • Parking lots - to prevent slip and fall accidents, the owner of a parking lot should make sure that the property is reasonably safe. Potholes and cracks should be patched and there should be no sharp differences in height from one section to another.
  • Sidewalks - property owners are typically not responsible for dangerous sidewalks but they are responsible for dangerous conditions, such as cracks and uneven surfaces on their private walkways. 

A Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer can help you file a Pennsylvania personal injury claim if you have suffered serious injuries in a slip and fall accident. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, your attorney will focus on building a substantial Pennsylvania personal injury claim.

Help After a Slip and Fall Accident in Pennsylvania

If you have been severely injured in a Pennsylvania slip and fall accident, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.

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