Snow and Ice Can Be Dangerous for People Walking

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2018 | Premises Liability

People in Colorado are accustomed to walking on snowy surfaces, but there are some special risks to walking on ramps and stairs that are covered with it. People who own properties must ensure that they are doing what they can to keep the property is safe. There are many ways they can do this.

Clearing the snow and ice is one thing that must happen. They can’t let this build up since it does present a real risk. Ice melting salts and shoveling are two possibilities, but some places have moved to using heated surfaces to keep walkways clear. These can be done through radiant heat or heating lamps.

For people who are having to walk on these surfaces, making sure they are ready for the task is important. Take your time. Even if the surface looks clear, there is a chance that black ice is present. You run the risk of slipping on this if you aren’t being careful. Still, property owners, including business owners, have a duty to ensure their property is safe for patrons.

Unfortunately, slipping on ice can lead to serious injuries. This is even truer on steps since you can fall down them and suffer many injuries on the way down. If you fall on snow or ice, you need to ensure that you get medical care since these injuries can be complex.

Seeking compensation for the damages you suffer due to this type of incident is possible. This can help you cover your medical care and other expenses that you have because of the fall.

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