Slip-and-Fall on Ice or Snow
Winter weather brings slick roads and walkways in Connecticut. Not only are auto accidents more common in winter, but the chance a person might slip-and-fall on ice increases in snowy conditions. Black ice is a common cause of accidents because it is nearly impossible to detect with the naked eye. The injuries a person can sustain in an ice slip-and-fall range from broken bones to death.
If you or someone you love slipped on ice while on another person’s property, you could be eligible to file a claim of premises liability. The legal team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you if you were hurt from a slip-and-fall on ice or snow.
To find out what we can do for you, fill out the free case evaluation form on the right side of this page—it is confidential, without obligation and 100% free.
The Dangers of Slick Walkways
Sadly, many slip-and-fall incidents could have been prevented or avoided if the property owner performed appropriate maintenance on their land. Using skid-resistant door mats around entryways and salting sidewalks are just a few ways to help prevent serious injury to visitors or passersby.
It is common for a person to sustain any of the following injuries when a slip-and-fall occurs on ice or snow:
- Broken bones
- Head and neck trauma
- Herniated discs
- Spinal injury
- Sprained wrist or ankle
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Property owners should also promptly remove snow or debris from their land to reduce the risk of accident. Using sand to increase traction on ice is another effective method of slip-and-fall accident reduction.
Who is Liable for my Slip-and-Fall on Ice?
After a fall, it is important to determine whether the accident was caused by your own mistake or because of another person’s negligence. In the case that your accident was caused because a property owner or non-owner resident was reckless, they may be liable for your injuries.
Slip-and-fall statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show that the frequency of premises liability cases is second only to auto accidents. A slip-and-fall can happen anywhere, at any time, and they are nearly impossible to avoid.
The details of each case will vary, which is why contacting an attorney to learn about possible slip-and-fall on ice lawsuits can be the best course of action if you are hurt. The compensation that a successful verdict or settlement can bring can help with medical expenses, hospital bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with the accident.
Legal Help for your Slip-and-Fall Claim
Connecticut law has a statute of limitations which bars any injury claims being filed beyond two years from the date of the accident. After you are injured in a winter slip-and-fall, time is of the essence.
The premises liability attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understand that your accident was unnecessary and should have been prevented. For free legal help now, fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or call us at 1-800-PERKINS.