Most of us are ready to turn the page on winter and embrace spring, which is now officially only 11 days away. However, just like all other seasons, spring brings about its own unique set of safety hazards that we have to grapple with. Please continue reading and speak with our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about some of the most common accidents that occur in spring and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of slip & fall accidents in the spring?
As you know, spring is one of the wettest times of the year, and though this does signal the beginning of the most beautiful time of the year, it also provides wet surfaces on pavement, roads, and on all other properties, increasing the likelihood of a serious slip and fall accident occurring. Even in stores, pedestrians will constantly track in wetness from the outside, leaving pedestrians vulnerable to slip and fall accidents, especially when store management or staff fail to notice the hazard and place wet floor signs accordingly.
What are some of the other most common accidents that occur in the spring?
The wetness of spring unfortunately also contributes significantly to a wide array of auto accidents, especially motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents. While this means that all bikers should be conscious of this and drive at appropriate speeds, there are still times where other motorists can behave negligently and cause accidents, and if you are someone who was injured in a motorcycle or bicycle accident due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to financial compensation.
What should I do if I am injured in an accident in Pennsylvania?
If you are injured in an accident in Pennsylvania, is it critical that you do everything in your power to document the facts of your accident, such as the cause of your accident, the aftermath of your accident (damaged property, physical injuries, etc.), and more. You should also call the police to the scene of the accident and ask any witnesses for their contact information so they can verify your claim at a later date. Finally, you should promptly hire a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, meaning in most cases, you will only have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. Our firm is ready to assist you today.
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