Winter weather can present hazards to both pedestrians and motorists in the Norristown, Pennsylvania area. If you’re involved in a snow or ice accident on the road or someone else’s property, review your case with a lawyer at Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman.
You may be eligible to receive financial compensation. A Norristown snow and ice accident attorney can help you pursue what you deserve if it’s determined that you have grounds to take legal action.
Snow and ice accidents can cause serious injury. While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of accidents caused by snow and ice, property owners have a responsibility to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of those who visit their premises. When property owners fail to do so, they may be held legally responsible for any accidents that occur as a result of their negligence.
One common cause of snow and ice accidents is a failure to adequately clear sidewalks and parking lots. When snow and ice accumulate on these surfaces, they can create slippery and hazardous conditions.
Property owners have a duty to keep these areas clear and safe, and failure to do so can lead to serious accidents. For example, if a property owner fails to shovel or salt a sidewalk and a pedestrian slips and falls, the property owner may be held liable for the injuries sustained in the fall.
Another cause of snow and ice accidents is a failure to properly maintain roofs and gutters. When snow and ice build up on rooftops, they can cause structural damage and create the risk of collapsing. In addition, if gutters are clogged with ice, water can build up and cause leaks and damage to the building.
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their roofs and gutters in good repair and to remove any excess snow and ice that may pose a risk. If a property owner fails to do so and an accident occurs as a result, they may be held responsible.
A victim in these circumstances could file a claim with the negligent property owner’s insurance to seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other such losses. A Norristown snow and ice accident attorney can help them secure the compensation they deserve by gathering evidence of negligence and handling all negotiations with the insurance company.
Snowy and icy conditions can also put motorists at risk of being involved in accidents. Even if a motorist exercises caution in winter weather, they may still be harmed in an accident due to road hazards.
Hopefully, this won’t happen to you. If it does, because Pennsylvania is technically a no-fault statement, you may be able to pursue compensation by filing a claim with your own insurance.
While you don’t need to prove that your accident resulted from someone else’s negligence to show that you deserve compensation, you may need assistance showing the insurance company that you deserve more compensation than they’re offering. A Norristown snow and ice accident lawyer can help you in this capacity.
At Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman, a Norristown snow and ice accident attorney is on hand to offer the representation you deserve when you’ve been injured. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 215-665-1100.