Here in the New York/New Jersey region, we are accustomed to tough winters. Anyone who’s lived here for a few years knows that extra care needs to be taken during the colder months to stay safe. We know to wear boots with good traction, walk cautiously, and avoid the icy spots as best we can. We also trust friends and business owners to keep their walkways clear and safe for us. On occasion, that doesn’t happen, and the result is often a dangerous or deadly icy slip and fall accident. If you were hurt in an icy slip and fall accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can seek full financial compensation with the help of our personal injury attorney.
Ice and snow are no laughing matter. Individuals and businesses must take precautions to keep visitors safe. For example, parking lots and sidewalks should be shoveled or plowed clear of snow. Clearing and salting walkways and steps is an important part of keeping patrons, employees, visitors and those in the area safe from harm. In many cases, a slip on the ice causes only a minor injury. On other occasions, icy slip and fall accidents can cause serious, or life-changing injuries. Icy slip and fall victims often suffer the following injuries:
If you have experienced any of these or other serious injuries, you deserve compensation. If the fall was the result of another party’s negligence, you have the right to pursue a fair settlement. It’s not easy to do alone, however. You need the help of an attorney who will fight hard for your rights and interests.