Helping Injury Victims Who Have Been Hurt In Pennsylvania Ice And Snow Collisions
Ice and snow is a fact of life during most Pennsylvania winters. While most people adapt to the conditions quite naturally, it does not relieve property owners of their responsibility to minimize the hazards that typically come with our winter storms. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall collision that occurred because of an unattended snow or ice hazard, you should speak with a dependable personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
At the law firm of Graham & Mauer, P.C., we dedicate our entire practice to helping victims who have been injured because of another party’s negligence. Pennsylvania has some very generous laws that tend to favor property owners, but that does not mean that they are free of any accountability. We work to ensure that your interests are protected in instances where clear negligence led to your injuries.
Understanding Pennsylvania’s Snow And Ice Laws
The most commonly referenced law in relation to Pennsylvania snow and ice collisions is the hills and ridges doctrine. According to the doctrine, a property owner can be held liable if snow and ice has been allowed to accumulate in ridges or elevations that unreasonably obstruct travel. Many property owners treat this as their only responsibility, but there are other hazards that frequently require attention.
Adequate precautions must be taken to eliminate ice slicks and other hazards that are referred to as “unnatural conditions.” If the property owner is aware of an ice slick that has developed because of runoff from a downspout on its property, for example, and nothing to remove it, the property owner can be held liable if a victim slips on the ice and suffers an injury. These cases are very fact-specific. We thoroughly investigate every case we accept in order to present the most compelling possible case on our clients’ behalf.
Speak With One Of Our Attorneys About Your Ice And Snow Collision Claim
From our offices in Valley Forge and Harrisburg, we represent clients throughout Chester County, Dauphin County and other areas across central and eastern Pennsylvania. Contact Graham & Mauer, P.C., to schedule a free consultation with an attorney. You can reach us at 610-933-3333 or via email. An attorney will answer the phone when you call.