Any person can accidentally slip and fall. Such accidents are particularly prevalent during the winter months when pedestrians have to navigate ice-covered sidewalks and walkways. Injuries can be severe -- especially if the victim is an older person. Many people believe that property owners are always liable for such accidents. However, there are certain rules related to the responsibilities of property owners when it comes to premises liability claims.
Since the early ages, swimming has been a prime recreational activity. Today, the majority of swimming takes place in pools, but swimming pools are not safe just by virtue of their controlled environment. In the United States, 188 children were injured or died while swimming in 2014, and the number rose to 202 in 2015. After any injury at a swimming pool, there will always be questions about who should be held responsible for these accidents.
Winter in Pennsylvania brings images of snowball fights, ice staking, cross-country skiing and other snow-dusted activities. It can be a time of family and fun, however, winter conditions also make it a dangerous time for slip and falls due to snow and icy surfaces.