Slipping on Ice or Snow Can Be Dangerous

On Behalf of | Jan 17, 2018 | Premises Liability

Now that the winter season is here, you need to make sure that you are preparing correctly for walking out in the elements. Of course, you need to try to prevent hypothermia by having the proper winter weather gear, but the need for this goes far beyond this.

You need to make sure that you have shoes that are going to have enough traction on the wintry surfaces. This can help to ensure that you don’t slip and fall on the ice and snow. While you are walking, you need to make sure that you are watching for changes in the surface composition so that you can adjust your walking accordingly. You also need to watch for changes in the height of the surface. Uneven pavement poses a trip hazard.

We realize that you might do everything that you can to avoid slipping on the snow and ice. Unfortunately, this is sometimes dependent upon property owners keeping their sidewalks and other walkways free of snow and ice. When a slip and fall occurs on property that isn’t your own, you might opt to seek compensation from the appropriate property owner.

Compensation is meant to help you cover the financial impact of the accident. This might be the time you missed work because you were trying to heal. It might be the cost of medical care. It could also be because of the emotional trauma and impact the accident and injuries had on your life.

We can help you to prepare your case for compensation. We will stand by your side as it moves through the court system.

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