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Legal protections are available to victims of slip-and-falls

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause serious harm to unsuspecting victims, leaving them feeling like they are facing medical bills that are piling up, and an inability to work as a result of their injuries, all on their own. Fortunately, an area of the law known as premises liability protects victims who have suffered harm in a slip-and-fall accident.

How liability is decided for injuries from steps and stairways

A minor slip or trip on a stair or step could lead to a major injury if you're not careful. Unfortunately, not every building structure is maintained properly. This could lead to a premise liability lawsuit, where a building owner is legally accountable for your injuries. However, this process first involves proving negligence and fault.

Winter conditions in Pennsylvania mean more slips, falls

When the weather turns nasty, blowing snow, sleet freezing rain across the Keystone State, the chances of slipping or tripping and being injured in the resulting fall increase significantly. If you are walking out in the weather, like the nor'easters that smacked Pennsylvania this winter, there is not much that can be done. However, if someone has created a hazardous condition by failing to clean up after a storm hits, and you slip and hurt yourself in a fall, you may have recourse for your injuries.

Store owners and premises liability in Pennsylvania

Whenever anyone, such as a store owner, opens their property to the public, there is a possibility that someone may be injured on the property. Pennsylvania store owners and brick-and-mortar retailers have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe for the public. If they breach this duty, and a customer is injured as a result, the store owner or operator may be liable to the injured customer.

Pennsylvania premises liability: Understanding 'duty of care'

Business and private property owners in Pennsylvania are legally bound to ensure that their property is safe for visitors. This is called 'duty of care', meaning that property owners take steps to protect visitors from dangers or injuries. A property owner may be negligent if they don't follow through with the appropriate level of care, and their negligence results in an injury.

Icy sidewalks may be a dangerous property condition

It's winter in Pennsylvania, and that means snowfall is likely from now until springtime. Although snow can be fun for skiers and sledders, it can also be dangerous to driving or traveling on foot. State and local governments often handle the clearing of snow from public roads, but property owners may be responsible for removing snow from public sidewalks on their property.

What happens if a trespasser is hurt on another's property?

During the holiday season, Pennsylvanians may receive a multitude of invitations to attend parties, get-togethers, and outings with friends and relatives. As they enter onto the properties of other individuals, they may be made aware of any potential dangers that lurk in those places. If they suffer harm from falls, trips, or other accidents while the invitees of the property owners, then they may have rights to compensation for their losses.

A reckless driver could be liable for the injuries they cause

All Berks County drivers have a legal duty to keep a proper lookout while driving and to take other reasonable steps to drive safely. When a driver breaches this duty, and another party suffers injury, the driver may be liable to the injured party. The driver may have to provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses.

We help Pennsylvanians with premises liability cases

As the holiday season gets under full swing, many people in Pennsylvania will find themselves on other people's property for parties and festivities. These hosts may have an obligation to provide a reasonably safe space for their guests. One factor that can make a space unsafe is an aggressive dog.

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