Winter Is Coming Please Watch Your Step Outside
Watch Your Step Outside in the Winter Months
As a slip and fall attorney in the Bronx, we see a lot of accident/injury clients during the winter months. While everyone tries to be careful, sometimes mishaps do occur. When walking around outside of a commercial building or public area, you should watch your footing. When there is a slip and fall accident with injuries it may mean that the injured person might incur medical bills, hospital stays doctor visits, and potentially lost time from work. This can cause a lot of stress and anxiety to the person who was hurt. However, if the slip and fall were caused due to the negligence of someone, you may be entitled to compensation. You should get in touch with an Accident Attorney to discuss what options you may have available to help recover from medical bills and lost wages as well as for your pain and suffering.
The winter season brings snow and ice on sidewalks, roadways, and walkways. It is important that as you walk during the cold winter months you watch your footing and keep an eye out for black ice which is very hard to see. Black ice isn’t really black, it’s a thin clear sheet of ice that is practically invisible, making it more dangerous than regular snow and thicker ice sheets. It is more prominent in the early morning when snow or ice has melted, then refrozen creating a smooth clean surface. It also occurs when the temperature drops after a rainstorm, freezing the water left behind.
It is the responsibility of the building owner or store owner to help prevent falls due to a slippery condition. Placing signs out to warn of the potentially dangerous condition is important. So is putting salt down and frequent ice removal and shoveling. This may be required to be done several times per day in very inclement weather. An attorney will investigate to see if there was any negligence for failing to properly maintain the sidewalk, building premises, or walkway.
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Weather is not always the reason why a slippery condition can exist. Broken pipes or a leaking toilet can cause a wet condition. Construction debris like sawdust left on the sidewalk can be very slippery on certain surfaces. Liquids that have gone unnoticed in a restaurant or supermarket are big causes of slip and fall accidents. You as a pedestrian have a duty to watch where you are walking. Despite that, many times the slippery condition is hard to see or is unexpectedly in your pathway, making it unavoidable.
At The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, we help clients recover their medical bills, lost wages, and compensation for their pain and suffering due to the negligence of someone else in causing your slip and fall accident. We take our cases very seriously and only take on a case if we feel that we have a chance at winning. We will only get paid if we win, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling our office right away after a fall.