It is a well known fact that people incur serious injuries as the result of slipping and falling on sidewalks that are coated with snow and ice. Did you know, however, that current Philadelphia regulations require that snow be removed from sidewalks within six hours of the end of a snow storm? Specifically, the regulation requires that:
§ 10-720. Snow Removal from Sidewalks.
(1) The owner, agent and tenants of any building or premises shall clear a path of not less than 36 inches in width on all sidewalks abutting the building or premises within 6 hours after the snow has ceased to fall. The path shall be thoroughly cleared of snow and ice. Where the width of any pavement measured from the property line to the curb is less than 3 feet, the path cleared may be only 12 inches in width. When the building in question is a multifamily dwelling the owner or his agent shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of this Section. 160
(2) Snow or ice removed from sidewalks, driveways, or other areas shall not be placed or piled in the street.
(3) Any person who violates this Section shall be subject to the provisions and penalties set forth in § 10-718 and § 10-719.
If you have been injured as the result of a slip and fall caused by snow or ice on a sidewalk, driveway, walkway, or any other surface, then you should contact our office immediately for your FREE consultation. At the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman, our experienced personal injury team will work hard to obtain a full and appropriate monetary settlement to compensate you for all of your losses. These losses can include, but are not limited to, pain and suffering, medical bills, prescription bills, wage loss, loss of earnings, and many more. Further, our office has a No Fee Guarantee under which we will not charge you a single fee until we recover money for you. There is no reason to delay. The insurance companies have attorneys working for them. Contact us today so that we can help preserve your rights and start working for you!