An injury can happen at any time of year, but with the onslaught of colder weather, the risks rise for certain types of accidents. When the ground is covered in ice, snow, slush, or other slick conditions, it is extremely common for incidents like slip-and-falls to occur. One thing to be sure of, though, is that some of these accidents are preventable. If you injure yourself, someone else may hold responsibility.
How Do You Know if Your Winter Injury Is Due to Negligence?
If you become injured in the wintertime and sustain any of the following injuries, keep in mind that you could be successful in filing a personal injury or negligence claim:
- An auto accident in which another driver did not leave enough distance between you and their vehicle
- An auto accident in which another driver did not slow down in inclement conditions
- A customer of a business, such as a restaurant, supermarket, office building, or retail store, fell down or slipped because wet umbrellas, boots, or coats caused puddles on the property of a business, which were not cleaned up or marked with caution signs.
- A customer of a business, such as a restaurant, supermarket, office building, or retail store, slipped or fell down due to ice in a parking lot, walkway, stoop, or steps because the area was not shoveled or salted.
- A neighbor, postal worker, or guest slipped on ice on a walkway, driveway, steps, or stoop because the homeowner failed to shovel or apply salt or ice solvent on the area.
If you are injured because of an accident as described above, seek the advice and assistance of an attorney as soon as possible to find out if you are able to file a personal injury case.
We Can Help File Your Winter Personal Injury Claim
If you fell or slipped on ice, snow, slush, or puddles and were injured, or if you were the victim of an auto accident due to icy roads and slick conditions, don’t blame it on Mother Nature. Instead, get in touch with the attorneys at Shlesinger & de Villeneuve. We promise to use our resources and advocacy to get you the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us for a free consultation.