Common Winter Personal Injury Claims in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is home to some of the most picturesque winters, but the winter season also invites new challenges that can lead to an increase in injuries. As the temperatures drop and the snow settles in for the winter, the risks of accidents resulting in injuries are heightened. However, just because your accident was related to winter weather doesn’t mean that you can’t hold a negligent party accountable. You have the right to seek justice for your injuries and to pursue rightful compensation.

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Car Accidents on Icy Roads

Winter weather in Philadelphia often leads to icy and slippery roads, creating a hazard for drivers. Even when ice is at play, negligent drivers can and should be held accountable for their wrongdoings, especially if they weren’t taking the necessary precautions to drive safely in winter weather. Car accidents during winter can lead to incredibly severe injuries including fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). A skilled Philadelphia personal injury attorney can help you build a strong case for compensation.

Slip and Fall Accidents Due to Ice

Slip and fall accidents are far more common in the wintertime when icy sidewalks and parking lots present a hazard to the people of Philadelphia. Under Pennsylvania law, property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises for the public, including clearing snow and ice from the ground promptly. When property owners fail to meet this responsibility, pedestrians are at a heightened risk of being injured due to slipping or falling, which can result in serious injuries.

Weather-Related Accidents on Public Transit

Philadelphia residents benefit greatly from a robust and extensive public transportation system, but that system is under increased strain in the winter. Snow and ice can create hazardous conditions at bus stops, subway platforms, and train stations, which can leave commuters at risk of serious injuries. If the local authorities aren’t maintaining the public transportation facilities and vehicles to a standard that is safe to the public, they need to be held accountable. Public transportation operators and agencies have a duty to provide safe conditions for passengers and failing to do so leaves them legally liable for any injuries that result.

Burns from Heating Equipment

As temperatures drop, Philadelphia residents rely on heating equipment to keep themselves and their homes warm. However, improperly maintained heating systems and space heaters can pose a serious risk of burns or fires. It is the duty of the property owner to provide safe heating systems that are in good working order, and they must have adequate safety measures in place. If you have suffered a burn injury due to malfunctioning heating equipment, you may be entitled to compensation.

Larry Pitt & Associates: Fighting for Injury Victims in Philadelphia and Beyond. We Won’t Quit. 

If you or a loved one were injured in Greater Philadelphia, you deserve to see just compensation for the harm you have faced. Turn to the skilled personal injury team at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. to help you navigate the process of making a personal injury claim. We will fight relentlessly so you can see a settlement that addresses the full extent of the harm you have faced. Contact us today or call us at 888-PITT-LAW for a free and confidential consultation. Let us get started fighting for you today.



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If you've been injured, Larry Pitt & Associates can provide you with the legal assistance and representation you need to ensure that justice is served. Get in touch today for a free consultation to discuss your case. Whether it’s a work injury, auto accident, medical malpractice, or any other injury-related matter, we are here to help make sure your rights and interests are respected. We understand the stress and frustration that can accompany an injury, and we are committed to providing thorough legal guidance and support throughout the entire process.