A large percentage of the personal injury suits that are filed every year in Pennsylvania are related to slips, trips and falls. Premises liability accidents are caused by a variety of factors, including the weather, building lighting and pavement maintenance. Philadelphia premises liability attorneys can help those victims of slip-and-fall accidents learn more about their legal rights in court throughout the civil litigation process.
Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe walkways for customers and visitors to their establishment. Parking lots are included in this sphere of influence. For example, a parking lot should be clear of major cracks and holes, and there should not be significant changes in height between sections of the parking lot. In a snowy environment like Philadelphia, too many people end up hurting themselves because of uneven pavement on sidewalks and in parking lots.