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May 14, 2018 - Slip and Fall

Bethlehem Slip and Fall Lawyers Explain Ice And Snow Hazards For Pedestrians

My name is Jonathan Russell and I’m an attorney with Drake, Hileman & Davis. For more than 25 years, my law firm has been representing victims of negligence as a result of pedestrian pathways just like this. When a business opens its doors to the public, the law requires that the business make all adequate preparation for its invitees, not only to protect the visitor from hazardous conditions on the property, but also to warn them of any condition it’s unable to correct. Additionally, property owners whose property contains a public sidewalk are held to a standard of care that requires the removal of ice and snow from the public walkway within a reasonable period of time. Within many municipalities, this reasonable period of time is between 12 and 24 hours of the end of the snowfall. Frequently, we see a business or homeowner take the first step in clearing a sidewalk of snow, but then fail to take the next step in the days that follow to see if melting and refreezing has occurred. Simple steps such as applying salt or using an ice chopper may be all that is needed. In some cases however, a downspout may need to be redirected away from the path of pedestrian travel. If you have been injured due to a slip and fall in ice, call or email us and we’ll thoroughly evaluate your claim. If your claim has merit, we will represent you aggressively to help you get the compensation you […]

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