Imagine You Are Walking Down an Icy Sidewalk, You Slip, Fall, and Fracture Your Back - In the Instant of a Second, Your Life is Forever Changed
As winter approaches with early storms warning of the fierceness of things to come, it is certain that there will be a significant number of slip and fall accidents on ice and snow which will lead to catastrophic injuries and, unfortunately sometimes, an early death.
For over 35 years, as an experienced Pennsylvania slip and fall attorney, I have represented many victims who slip and fall on icy and snow covered sidewalks. In a premises liability case that we are currently litigating, one of our clients, a middle-aged female, slipped and fell on ice and a patch of snow outside of a retail building. She sustained multiple fractured vertebrae, fracture ankle, fractured leg requiring implantation of stabilizing hardware, screws, and rods.
She is unable to walk as she was prior to the accident and has lost her job resulting in out-of-pocket expenses and multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars which over her lifetime will quickly exceed seven figures. At the time of her accident, she was working earning a substantial income annually and was unable to return to her job due to mobility demands.
Our skilled and experienced Pennsylvania lawyers sued the retail establishment, the owner of the real estate, and the real estate management company alleging negligence and defects that constituted a hazard to the safety of visitors and passersby. We alleged that the defendants were negligent in failing to remove the ice and snow or warn of its presence, as well as take precautionary measures to avoid repeated freezing up such as to make necessary repairs to the defective downspout and gutter system.
Victims of slip and fall accidents in Pennsylvania are entitled to recover monetary damages for injuries from negligent parties that allow an unsafe condition to exist due to their action or inaction. Some of our most significant monetary recoveries have been made on behalf of clients injured as a result of slip and fall and premise liability claims in Pennsylvania. A victim may recover compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other associated damages as well as the loss of life’s pleasures including but not limited to the loss of one’s hopes and dreams.
If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident and have experienced wage loss, long term or permanent disability, it pays to contact an experienced Philadelphia premises liability lawyer for a free, no obligation consultation.