By now, we may be tired of hearing about the “Polar Vortex” that swept across many parts of the country. It brought record-breaking lows to many places and here in Philadelphia, we were certainly cold. Of course, we are no strangers to cold weather, but this was really, really cold.
With the weather like this, we think it is a good time to remind you that you are more susceptible to injuries. With ice and snow, you are much more likely to slip and fall outside, but we also want to send a message to property owners – make sure you keep a mop nearby and your warning signs ready.
In our area, store employees know that all of this ice and snow can lead to wet floors, especially around the entrances of their locations. They need to remain vigilant to keep these areas as dry as possible and to warn their patrons when the situation is risky. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmuskin, P.C., we know that slip and fall injuries are a leading cause of premises liability cases. They are far too common and often occur because of the negligence of property owners and their employees. If you need a Philadelphia premises liability attorney, call us today.
What Can Happen?
Slip and fall injuries are just one of many ways that people get hurt on other people’s property. Think about all the places you visit during the week. You go to the grocery store, the mall, schools, the bank, and to other people’s homes. When the weather is nice, you may take your kids to the playground or go for a jog at the city park. You expect all of these places to be well-maintained and safe for you and your family.
If you do sustain an injury on another person’s property, you need to seek medical treatment. If you continue shopping or go home without reporting that you were in an accident, but later realize you were injured and then seek treatment, insurance companies will use this against you. They will claim that you were not really hurt at the time or that you were injured due to some other reason.
When you go out, we know you take steps to be safe. Sometimes, though, the actions of other people end up causing you harm.
If You Get Hurt
If you or a loved one have been injured on another person’s property, you may need to seek legal assistance. There are going to be times when the carelessness or negligence of a property owner or the people who work for them cause patrons harm. While they may not intentionally harm anyone, that does not mean they are not responsible for what happened. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmuskin, P.C., our qualified and experienced team is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. When you need a Philadelphia premises liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.