Sidewalk Injury Attorneys

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Sidewalk Injuries

When a pedestrian walks down a sidewalk, rarely do they believe that they may encounter hazardous conditions. Unfortunately, sidewalk accidents happen quite frequently, often at no fault of the pedestrian. If you were seriously injured due to dangerous conditions on a sidewalk, you may be able to bring a lawsuit to recover damages. The sidewalk injury attorneys at Friedman Schuman have the skill and experience needed to represent you after an accident. If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident, contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

Who is liable for my accident?

Hazardous conditions present on a sidewalk may cause a pedestrian to sustain an injury. An unforeseen serious injury may result in high medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial hardships. Although property owners can be liable for injuries sustained from unsafe sidewalks, sometimes liability is not clear-cut. Liability can depend on a number of different circumstances, including where property lines begin and end, when the accident occurred, and the weather conditions at the time of the incident. If a pedestrian sustains an injury on a property belonging to a municipality, it may be difficult to prove negligence and recover damages. Speaking with a lawyer as soon as possible can give you the best chance of success.

The burden of proof

To succeed in a personal injury case, one must satisfy the burden of proof. There are requirements that should be met prior to bringing on a lawsuit against a municipality or a private property owner. Even if a property owner does not realize it, they are often responsible for the upkeep of the adjacent sidewalk. While not always possible, a person who sustains injury due to a sidewalk accident should take certain measures to preserve evidence related to the accident and their injury. If the injured party can prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions, they may be able to recover damages. The assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney is essential when trying to fulfill the burden of proof.

Contact an experienced sidewalk injury attorneys

Friedman Schuman understands the impact a serious injury can have on a victim’s life. For over 40 years, our firm has provided clients with effective legal services, developing a comprehensive case against the negligent party and zealously representing clients’ interests in court. If you need the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney, contact Friedman Schuman to schedule a consultation.

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Our Personal Injury Success Stories

Robert H. Nemeroff, Esq., of Friedman Schuman, P.C., recently settled Wrongful Death/Survival actions for a 27-year-old male who died when his motorcycle was struck from behind by a motor vehicle

$9.4 million for a mother and three children catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident as they exited an Exxon gas station.

$9.2 million in Philadelphia for union plasterers on a construction site during the conversion of The Sterling at 18th and JFK Boulevard.

$3.4 million in Philadelphia for a union laborer who was injured on a construction site during the conversion of the City Hall Annex to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel.

$850,000 for a vending machine installer injured on the job.

$800,000 for independent tractor-trailer operator who was run over as a pedestrian at the Philadelphia Marine Terminal.

$720,000 for a union glazer who permanently injured his leg in a work site accident during the construction of the new International Terminal at Philadelphia International Airport.

$470,000 for a union painter who sustained permanent injuries to his shoulder as a result of a fall-down accident on a job site.

Negotiated a $3.6 million settlement for a union laborer who was injured on a construction site.

$1,240,000 for a construction worker who sustained life-altering injuries to his right foot and ankle when a co-worker knocked him off of the roof of a residential home being constructed.

$662,000 for an 85 year old man who sustained a fractured skull and severe brain injury, ultimately leading to his demise, as a result of slipping and falling on black ice in the parking lot of a retirement community.

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