Accident Help: I Have Slipped & Fallen This Winter
Help! I Have Slipped And Fallen This Winter In An Accident, What Do I Do?
New York turns into a winter wonderland during the winter snow and ice season. But this wonderland can also become dangerous due to slip and falls on the ice and snow. Ice and snow can cause very serious problems like slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, slip accidents and falling accidents. These ice/snow accidents and falls can occur in front of any building, premises or stores, as well as in parking lots, on sidewalks, stairs and other walkways. These falls can lead to serious injuries and disabilities.
A Slip & Fall Accident May Cause These Injuries:
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Knee and Shoulder injuries
- Head injuries and Brain Damage
- Memory loss
- Torn Muscles
- Lacerations requiring stitches and staples resulting in scarring
When these incidents occur due to ice fall or snow fall it is very important to know about your rights and to contact an attorney as soon as possible. You may have an action against the property owner for negligence in not maintaining the property in a safe manner.
How Do I Make A Slip And Fall Accident Claim?
Ice and snow fall accidents require the attorney to show negligence on the part of the property owner and that the property owner failed to do certain things, in order to make out a claim. One of these is failing to properly shovel and remove ice in a certain amount of time after the weather condition has stopped. If the property owner fails to maintain the property and causes or creates a dangerous condition, you may have a claim against the property owner if you are injured due to this negligence.
If you are injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident and you are able to do so, you should take photographs of the defect or the snow and ice condition to prove what caused you to fall. You should also obtain the names and phone numbers of any witnesses to your slip and fall accident so they can provide a description as to what happened. Finally, if you are injured you should seek immediate medical care or call an ambulance to the scene of the accident.
Does It Matter If I Slip and Fall On Ice or Snow?
The same things should be done even if your accident did not involve snow or ice. If you fell and injured yourself because of a defective condition at a bank, hotel, theater, commercial or residential building, departmental store, hospital, on stairs or sidewalks, photographs and witness information are very important to obtain. Some defective conditions around New York properties may include broken sidewalks, broken tiles, defective mats that are not properly fixed, as well as other defects that can cause a slip, trip and fall accident.
Trust a Bronx Personal Injury Attorney Who Has Been Fighting For the Rights of Bronx Residents Over 20 Years!
If you or your loved one was injured and you are in need of a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney, the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C., located in the Riverdale/Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, will investigate, prosecute and negotiate with the insurance company of the negligent party to settle your claim and obtain compensation for you based upon the severity of your injury and your pain and suffering. If you would like a legal opinion on the potential value of your matter or have a question about your rights, contact one of our lawyers at (718) 796-7900 to schedule a FREE consultation online so we can evaluate your Slip & Fall accident case.
Insurance companies have lawyers protecting their interest: Next to knowing what to do after an accident, having a Bronx Slip and Fall Accident Attorney protecting your rights evens the playing field!