Accumulations of snow or ice on sidewalks, stairs, parking lots or other paved surfaces can create hazardous conditions for pedestrians. Property owners need to take action to maintain a safe premises if the public is invited onto the property. Apartment building owners, store owners, restaurant owners and other property owners should clear snow and ice from the property to prevent slip-and-fall accidents.
Did Your Accident Happen On The Sidewalk?
If your slip-and-fall accident happened on the sidewalk, the adjoining property owners can be responsible for compensating you for injuries suffered because of snow or ice. Often, property owners will take steps like putting out salt or shoveling snow in attempts to clear the path.
In many instances, the property owner fails to do an adequate job of cleaning the sidewalk. It may actually make it worse. Salt on snow may create an ice patch, for instance. If this is the case, the adjoining property owner should compensate you for your injuries.
We Have The Experience And Trial Skill You Require
At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, our attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to build a strong case against a property owner who has been irresponsible in clearing snow or ice on the property.
We have more than 60 years of combined experience holding people accountable when their negligence has caused someone else to be injured. Cases such as these can hinge on the quality of the investigation your attorney conducts. We know how to clearly identify the cause of your slip-and-fall and who is responsible for your accident. We bring the highest levels of trial preparation to every client we help.
What Should I Do After Being Injured In A Slip-And-Fall On Snow Or Ice?
Certain precautions can help you resolve your case more effectively, including:
- Call the police or an ambulance if you need one. Make a report of the accident.
- Do not give statements except to police. Many people inadvertently say things that can hurt their cases.
- Take photos to document the scene. Snow and ice can easily be removed and may not be there later.
- Tell your doctor everything. An insurance company may argue that an injury happened at a later point if it is not reported initially.
Contact Us — We're Here To Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident on snow or ice, choose a personal injury attorney who understands how to create accountability. The New York City snow accident lawyers of Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, offer our clients the superior representation they can put their faith in. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 212-571-7171 or contact us online.
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