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Every winter, thousands of people slip on icy sidewalks and injure themselves. If you’ve recently slipped on an icy sidewalk, or if you are frightened that it could happen in the future, you may be asking yourself the question, “Who is responsible for keeping the sidewalks free of ice?”
Generally speaking, the owner of the property on which the sidewalk lies is responsible for maintaining a safe walking area. Since businesses invite customers to come to their stores, business owners tend to face more ice-related premise liability cases than home owners do. If a business owner knows of the dangerous ice in front of his store, yet does nothing to make it safe, someone who slips on the frozen sidewalk could sue the business owner for negligence.
If you believe your recent fall was caused by someone’s negligence, contact Todd M. Berk, Esq. of Philadelphia. In addition to taking on personal injury cases, Mr. Berk helps individuals looking to obtain Social Security benefits. Call (267) 439-4943 to set up an appointment.
Winter has consumed the Philadelphia area. Before long, snow and ice will likely make it very difficult to drive. As long as you follow a few winter driving tips, you should make it through the winter unscathed.
This video offers several suggestions on how to drive safely on icy roads. First, it’s important to make sure your vehicle has fresh wiper blades, clear headlights, and sufficient tire pressure. When driving, the key to maintaining control is to accelerate and brake very gradually. If you start to skid, turn the wheel toward the skid to regain control.
If you become disabled as a result of a traffic accident, call Todd M. Berk, Esq. of Philadelphia at (267) 439-4943. Mr. Berk has been a Social Security lawyer for over 30 years, and can help you navigate the difficult Social Security application or appeal process.
Any of your children who are under the age of 18 are eligible for receiving Social Security survivor’s benefits if you die. In addition, your children can receive benefits at any age if they suffered a permanent disability prior to the age of 22. Your stepchildren, grandchildren, and adopted children are also eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits in particular circumstances.
The amount of Social Security disability benefits that your family is eligible to receive depends on your average lifetime earnings. This means that the higher your lifetime earnings were, the more benefits your family will be entitled. The Social Security Administration calculates a basic survivor benefit amount as if you had reached full retirement age. However, if you were receiving reduced benefits at the time of your death, then your survivor benefits are based on that reduced amount. In addition, the maximum survivor benefit entitlement is capped at the benefit amount you would have received if you were still alive.
With more than 30 years of experience representing people seeking Social Security disability benefits, Todd M. Berk, Esq. can help you understand your benefit eligibility. To schedule a consultation with a Social Security lawyer, call (215) 687-4432.