I fell on Black Ice. Do I have a case? Black ice is typically caused by one of two things. It’s either a natural weather event or it’s caused by a condition of the property that is allowing water to accumulate and freeze on a specific area. If it’s the latter of these two conditions that is causing the black ice condition you may have a claim. If, however, it’s just a natural weather condition creating black ice that’s smooth, that is naturally accumulating on the property, you more than likely do not have a claim. In Western Pennsylvania we have a wintery climate, ice is part of our life. If that icy condition that you slipped on is just caused by the weather, then you do not have a claim. If, on the other hand, a drainage situation is creating an unnatural accumulation of black ice then you may have a claim against the property owner who is causing or allowing that defective condition to exist.
Tell us what happened in one easy step
Personal Injury Blog Posts:
Injuries from Balcony Falls.
Injuries from Balcony Falls: Who is at Fault? Falling from a balcony is usually never the victim’s fault. Structural problems, improper railing height and not being built to code are just a few
Man awarded $5M in prank gone wrong
In many families, pranks are a regular part of gatherings. A prank played on a Pennsylvania man ended up not being funny. While using a Porta Potty on a family fishing trip, two relatives attempted to
Fatal Plane Crash Near Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Kills all Three on Board
A private plane crashed Friday afternoon shortly after takeoff from Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's private airstrip. All three onboard the plane died. Two of the victims on the plane were only 26 and 27
W.A.T.C.H.’s Top Ten Unsafe Toys for Children in 2015 Released
The consumer group, World Against Toys Causing Harm, also known as W.A.T.C.H, has released their list of the "10 worst toys" parents should look out for during their holiday shopping. These "10 worst
Personal Injury FAQ:
Injured in a Bus Accident – How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
Obtaining representation, if you are involved in a bus accident, is something that is very advantageous to you. When you are in a bus accident you are in an accident that is rather complex. Driving a
What Qualifies as Pain and Suffering?
Almost every personal injury claim in the Pittsburgh area includes pain and suffering. The mental or emotional effect that an injury can have on your present and future qualifies as pain and
What if I am a Passenger in an Auto Accident?
Many times people call us and say I was a passenger in a friend's vehicle or family member's vehicle what do I do? And we explain to them that many times this person has insurance and this is why we
What Is the Average Settlement for a Personal Injury?
There is no average settlement for a personal injury because every person and injury is different. The settlement you can recover depends on the details of your case. What caused your injury to occur