Winter Snow & Ice Injuries
New York winters can be brutal. Weather can include snow, ice, hail, and freezing rain. This type of weather can lead to dangerous and hazardous conditions that cause slip and fall accidents resulting in serious injury.
Many situations can cause winter snow and ice slip and fall injuries. Uncleared walkways, accumulation of puddles in vestibules, freezing conditions that result in black ice on premises and roadways are just a few examples. These conditions can occur on sidewalks, at places of business, in front of private homes, in parking lots, and at other locations that people frequent regularly.
Snow & Ice Injury Liability
Harsh winter weather may not be the only contributing factor in a snow and ice slip and fall accident. Liability in a snow and ice slip and fall can be complex. Depending on where the slip and fall occurred, liability may fall on the property owner or another party who was responsible for maintaining the property. If the responsible party failed to keep the property in a safe condition, and their failure to do so caused your injuries, you may be entitled to recover for your damages.
Common Snow & Ice Injuries
Injuries that can result from slipping on snow or ice can be severe and leave lasting physical damage. Some common slip and fall injuries can include:
- Cuts and abrasions
- Sprains and strains
- Concussion and brain injury
- Herniated discs
- Spinal injuries
- Joint pain and damage
- Hip injuries
If you slipped and fell on ice and were injured, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Depending on your injuries, your doctor may run various tests, take x-rays, conduct MRIs, and prescribe medication or a course of physical therapy. Following your doctor’s treatment plan is just as important to your health as it is to establish your legal case.
Recoverable Damages in a Snow & Ice Slip and Fall
If your slip and fall was caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries. Damages awarded to a successful plaintiff in a snow and ice slip and fall may include unreimbursed medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
It is important to contact a personal injury attorney immediately following a New York snow or ice accident as there are strict statutes of limitation that begin running from the day of the accident. A personal injury attorney experienced in handling slip and falls can advise you of your legal rights and remedies and help obtain you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Scott Baron & Associates, P.C. has been helping victims of winter weather slip and falls obtain the maximum compensation they are entitled to under the law for nearly three decades. With offices located in Howard Beach, Queens and Yonkers, Scott Baron & Associates represents clients in personal injury actions throughout New York City and the surrounding areas. Call today to schedule a consultation.
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