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Trip and Fall: Potholes

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers for Pothole Accident Victims

In Philadelphia, potholes can form seemingly overnight, presenting considerable danger to walkers. With the help of an experienced Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer, victims of a pothole-related accident can pursue compensation for their medical treatment and lost wages. The lawyers at Philly Slip and Fall Guys are committed to representing Philadelphia’s victims of negligence with aggressive advocacy and compassionate guidance. If you were hurt after tripping in a pothole in Philadelphia, contact our personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation.

How Do Potholes Form?

All roadways deteriorate over time. Weather conditions, traffic, or simply the feet of pedestrians can all weaken the asphalt layer on a sidewalk or street. This causes small cracks to form in the pavement. Eventually, these cracks fill with water, usually from melting snow during the winter. This water freezes when temperatures drop, expanding as ice, and enlarging the crack. At the same time, the liquid softens whatever material is beneath the asphalt, usually called “subgrade.” Continued traffic flexes the asphalt, forcing some of the subgrade out, leaving a space below. Over time, this space grows larger. The asphalt eventually buckles, creating a large gap in the pavement, also known as a pothole.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Pothole Trip and Fall Accident in Philadelphia?

Liability for a pothole trip and fall accident falls upon whoever was responsible for maintaining the area in which the pothole formed. This may include Pennsylvania State and City of Philadelphia governmental agencies, private business owners, and the owners of private residences. In order for responsibility for a pothole trip and fall accident to be determined, it must be found that the street or sidewalk’s relevant caretaker was aware, or should have been aware, of the pothole and the danger it presented, but did nothing to fix it. Our qualified slip and fall lawyers can help you determine who is responsible for a pothole accident. For more information on accidents involving Philadelphia’s sidewalks, visit our page, Slip And Fall: On Sidewalks.

Why Should I Contact Slip and Fall Lawyers?

After enduring a pothole accident, a qualified trip and fall lawyer will verify that you get fair compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and more. Our team will walk you through the process and make sure that you are taking the right steps to achieve a favorable outcome. Seek immediate assistance from a slip and fall lawyer after sustaining an injury from a neglected pothole.

Contact a Philadelphia Pothole Trip and Fall Attorney

With over 30 years of experience, the trip and fall lawyers at Philly Slip and Fall Guys are uniquely positioned to represent victims of trip and fall accidents in Pennsylvania. Our attorneys have handled many cases involving potholes in the streets, sidewalks, and parking lots of Philadelphia. If you or a loved one were injured in a trip and fall accident involving a pothole in Philadelphia, contact our experienced attorneys today. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. For a free consultation, give us a call or complete our online contact form.

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