A: Sidewalk accident defendants can include businesses, private individuals, and even government agencies. Sidewalk accidents are usually caused by broken or missing pieces of a sidewalk or snow and ice accumulations on the sidewalk. In some instances, improper grade or slope issues contribute to an accident.
Under Pennsylvania tort or negligence laws, property owners who fail to take reasonable care of their property may be held liable when that negligence results in an accident or injury. Also, under Pennsylvania laws, government agencies such as cities, municipalities, and townships are secondarily liable for sidewalk accidents. This means that a government agency could be sued in a situation where a pedestrian trips and falls over a private individual’s sidewalk.
It is important to discuss any potential sidewalk case with a Pennsylvania sidewalk accident and injury lawyer.
Related Pennsylvania Sidewalk Accident Legal Articles:
- Pennsylvania Sidewalk Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Liability
- Pennsylvania Sidewalk Accident Law – Defendants in a Sidewalk Accident Lawsuit
- Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Accident Law-Suits Against Government Agencies
Pennsylvania Sidewalk Accident Law Firm
Schwartz & Blackman handles sidewalk accident cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area and always offers a free consultation:
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- NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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Published: September 9, 2012