The Dangers of Wet Leaves This Season

The beauty of nature can be awe-inspiring, especially during the fall season. The falling leaves create a beautiful wonderland in hues of purple, red, gold, and yellow. However, when those stunning leaves aren’t properly managed, it can result in a slippery surface on sidewalks, driveways, and pathways. While you are admiring the beauty of those leaves, you are treading on a dangerous surface that offers no traction. In addition, those leaves may be covering up hazardous conditions, such as cracks, potholes, and loose bricks or stones.

A slip and fall can occur on a residential property, on a commercial property, and even at work. The injury a person suffers can range from minor to very serious. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 15 percent of slip and fall cases result in fatal injuries. Property owners are required to use practical caution to keep their property safe. They must inspect their property, including walkways, parking lots, lawns, and driveways, for maintenance issues and damage. If they discover problems, they must repair them as soon as possible, and in the meantime, warn visitors of the potential hazards to avoid the possibility of a slip and fall.

Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyers at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates Provide Experienced Representation For Injured Victims

If care is not taken seriously and you suffer from a fall, the property owner is usually responsible because they either knew or should have known that the hazard existed. To win your case, you must prove that direct cause of your slip and fall was due to the negligence of management or local council. An experienced Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 215-567-6600 to schedule a free consultation, or contact us online. We have offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Voorhees, New Jersey.