Recently, a newspaper delivery man was injured when he slipped and fell while performing his work duties in Pittsburgh, PA. A customer had requested the newspaper’s delivery, and the newspaper delivery man was injured upon fulfilling this request. The newspaper delivery man argues that the customer’s walkway and property was dangerous. Uncleared snow and ice was present along the stairs, porch, and walkway. Despite this, the customer requested an early morning delivery of the newspaper. The delivery man is arguing that the customer knowingly put him in harm’s way by failing to keep his property free of snow and ice.
Slip on Ice Causes Injuries to Pittsburgh Delivery Man
While attempting to deliver the paper, the delivery man slipped on the ice. He suffered a displaced bimalleolar fracture in his ankle, a broken fibia, and a broken tibia. The victim had to undergo surgery for his ankle, but he continues to suffer with numbness in his ankle and lower right leg. Medical experts believe that the numbness could potentially be permanent for the delivery man. In addition, he will have permanent scarring, difficulty bearing his full weight on his right leg, and an inability to flex. According to the delivery man, these devastating injuries have caused pain, suffering, embarrassment, and humiliation. The delivery man hasn’t declared an inability to return to work, but it’s possible that the injuries he sustained could affect his future as a newspaper deliveryman.
Can a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer Help with Your Norristown Premises Liability Claim?
In general, a Pennsylvania homeowner has a duty to provide a safe environment under PA premises liability law, and they also have a lawful responsibility to protect guests from foreseeable risks. If you’ve been seriously injured on someone else’s property as a result of their negligence, then you have a right to seek out compensation for the pain you’ve experienced, for medical bills, and for lost wages. The compassionate personal injury attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford have the experience and skill necessary to present the best possible personal injury case to the court. We routinely handle personal injury cases in Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA, including Norristown, Hatfield, Ambler, Harleysville, Holland, and Perkasie. To learn more about how we can help, call our office at 215-822-7575 or contact us online.
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