As the cold Pennsylvania winter months approach, there will be a spike in snow and ice-related accidents. If you have been injured in a snow or ice accident, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help you on your way to recovery. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the personal injury claims process:
What are some of the most common types of snow and ice accidents?
When homeowners fail to shovel and salt walkways, steps, and sidewalks within the legally acceptable period of time, passersby are very often injured as a result. Additionally, people are injured when icicles are left hanging to snap at an unlucky time, or when railings are too slippery to get a grip.
How do I recover financial compensation after a snow or ice accident?
To recover financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. While this may sound fairly straightforward, unfortunately, oftentimes, it is not. That is why it is so important you hire an experienced attorney who has won personal injury claims in the past. To win a premises liability lawsuit, your attorney will work to obtain security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, witness statements, police reports, and more.
Additionally, you should always seek medical attention in the hours following your accident, as a physician will treat your injuries and provide you with medical documentation detailing their extent, which can also be used to prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than two years to file a claim, you will most likely be denied your right to financial compensation, no matter how bad you truly need it. Though two years may sound like you have a lot of time, the truth is, the sooner you file, the better off you will be. To begin the claims process, simply reach out to our firm as soon as you can. We are ready to help.
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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.