Sidewalk accidents are jarring, painful, and happen more frequently than you may think. If you are someone who was recently injured in a sidewalk accident, you are most likely now looking into whether you are eligible for financial compensation. This compensation can be used to cover the cost of the damages you have incurred to get you back on your feet again. If you are in this unfortunate situation, you must read on and reach out to our experienced firm to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have about sidewalk accidents in Pennsylvania:
How do sidewalk accidents occur?
Though of course, sometimes accidents are completely unavoidable, and when someone is hurt, it is simply nobody’s fault. However, most often, sidewalk accidents can be traced back to negligence. When hazardous conditions, such as loose debris, uneven surfaces or potholes, standing water, or weather-related debris are left untouched past a reasonable amount of time, people are very often injured as a result. This is unacceptable.
How do I sue a negligent property owner?
The first thing you must do is determine whether the sidewalk is publicly or privately owned. Your attorney can do this for you. From here, your attorney will begin collecting evidence to prove that you were indeed injured as a result of another party’s negligence. Some of the evidence your attorney may use can include pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions, witness testimony supporting your claim, surveillance footage of the accident, police reports documenting the facts of the incident, medical documents regarding the severity and origin of your injuries, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania?
The phrase “statute of limitations” is used to describe the amount of time individuals have to take legal action against another person. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a property owner. We understand the urgency of a serious injury, which is why we have been fighting for our clients’ rights for years. We are here to help.
Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm
There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.