A slip or fall can lead to serious injuries, including spinal cord damage, paralysis, a concussion, broken bones and more. One of the most common causes of a slip, trip or fall is a dangerous sidewalk or unsafe pavement walkway.
Typically accidents on dangerous sidewalks could have been prevented if the property owner hadn’t been neglectful in maintaining the sidewalk.
In Pittsburgh. it is especially important for property owners to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow for pedestrians, but other types of broken or raised sidewalks also cause many people to fall and get seriously injured.
The slip and fall accident attorneys at SMT Legal understand how frustrating and painful it is to be in a serious accident. We believe that negligent property owners should be held responsible for accidents that happen on their property.
We are here to answer your questions and help you determine if you should file a premises liability claim against the property owner. We offer free consultations and we do not collect any out of pocket fees. We only get paid if you get paid.
Causes of accidents on sidewalks or pavement could stem from a variety of unsafe issues. Common types of problematic sidewalks include:
A slip or fall accident may also be the result of other unsafe conditions, such as broken railings or steps or dangerous decks.
Whether you have been injured on a dangerous sidewalk owned by an individual, municipality or business, our attorneys are here to answer your questions and provide a free case evaluation. We do not collect any fees unless we win money for you. We can help you decide which actions to take in order to recover medical costs, pain and suffering damages and lost wages.
If a sidewalk is not cleared of ice or snow, it is important to determine who owns the sidewalk and/or who bears the responsibility to maintain the sidewalk. Generally, if a sidewalk is in a residential area, it is the responsibility of the property owner to clear the sidewalk, not the municipality. But if it is a business or commercial property, it may generally be the responsibility of either the municipality or the business owner to maintain the sidewalk.
In order to prove fault, first the property has to be proven to be unreasonably safe. Taking pictures immediately after the accident of the unsafe area is a top priority in being able to gather strong evidence. Pictures should also be taken of the injuries caused by the fall.
In order to prove fault, the plaintiff must also prove that the property owner knew of the unsafe condition or should have reasonably known.
Gathering evidence when you are already injured can be a burden. If you have been seriously injured from a slip or fall accident on a dangerous sidewalk call our accident attorneys today for a free case evaluation. In certain circumstances, you may only have a limited time to file a case, so call us immediately.
Our goal is to get the maximum compensation you deserve. We handle all premises liability slip and fall accident cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you get paid. We will give your case the personal attention you deserve and do everything possible to get money for your injuries.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys will conduct an extensive investigation into the accident, collecting evidence as needed to present a strong and winnable case.
We are aggressive and compassionate accident attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA who understand your rights and how to fight for the money you deserve. Our attorneys are not just here to collect a paycheck – we are here to make a difference. Contact us today.
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