Slip and Fall on Ice and Snow Lawyer
When winter weather hits, it’s easy to slip and fall on ice or snow outside your home, workplace or other property. You may fall on slippery steps while walking down to your car in the parking lot or in the garage. You may slip and fall on steps leading into your office or apartment building or you can fall in the lobby when it’s wet from melting snow.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident caused by ice or snow, who is responsible? Who will pay your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, time off from work and other expenses?
Slip and Fall on Ice or Snow Accident Types
Many people injured in slip and fall accidents caused by ice or snow believe the property owner is responsible for their injuries. This may be true in some situations, but not all. It depends on who created the dangerous condition that led to your injury.
In some slip and fall cases, the property owner or business will be legally responsible for your injuries if they knew – or should have known – about a dangerous condition on their premises, but there was no reasonable way to protect people from it. In many cases, the owner didn’t even know the condition existed! Here are a few examples of what I mean:
Snow Shoveling Accident Lawyer – There is a snowfall and the property owner does not do anything about it. The ice builds up on sidewalks, steps or parking lots where people are expected to walk. When someone falls, they have an argument that they should have shoveled their own sidewalk.
Icy Steps Lawyer – The property owner doesn’t do anything about the ice on a set of steps or other part of their property. Someone who slips and falls there has an argument that they were not warned about the hazard. In some cases, our slip and fall accident lawyers have found out that another tenant in a multi-unit building reported the icy conditions to the property owner but nothing was done about it.
Unsafe Conditions Lawyer – The steps, parking lot or other part of the property were in an unsafe condition for some time. Maybe there was a sign that you walked by every day and didn’t see, a patch of ice you only noticed when you slipped on it , a set of steps with a crack in them and so on.
Snow and Ice Removal Lawyer – The property was cleaned of snow and ice by the business owner or an outside contractor, but they failed to do it properly. When someone slips and falls there, we may be able to find out who did the work and hold them responsible for your injuries.