As the winter months approach us, the unfortunate reality is that more and more snow and ice accidents will occur. These accidents can occur for a wide array of reasons, though unfortunately, they most frequently happen as a result of property owner negligence. If you are someone who has been injured in a snow & ice accident due to a property owner who failed to clear the safety hazard away in a reasonable amount of time, there is a very good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about snow and ice accidents and how we can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured in a snow and ice accident?
If you are injured in an accident due to snow and ice, you should take the following steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- Call the police. They will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident, which can transport you to a hospital upon arrival.
- Notify the property owner of the accident.
- Ask anyone who saw the accident for their name, phone number, and email address.
- Take pictures of the snowy/icy conditions that caused your accident.
- Once you are treated in a hospital, ensure you receive all medical documentation/bills regarding your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional information needed to prove your personal injury claim. In many cases, our firm can subpoena security camera footage of your accident to satisfy the burden of proof.
How long will I have to sue for an injury in the state of Pennsylvania?
If you are injured in an accident, you are most likely looking to receive financial compensation to help you heal. That being said, many individuals who are wrongly injured choose to simply wait to see if their injuries heal on their own. Unfortunately, this is not always the best decision, as there is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, which means that you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible.
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