February 14, 2017
Proving Liability in Slip-and-Fall Accidents on Icy Surfaces
By Jonathan Damashek
Winter in New York can bring snow and ice — and occasionally serious slip-and-fall accidents on icy surfaces that may cause life-threatening injuries for their victims.
Establishing who is responsible for an accident of this type is a key step in determining liability and ensuring that victims receive the compensation they deserve. A property owner may be held liable, but so, too, may a plow company that failed to adequately remove ice and snow. Another property owner who pushes ice and snow from their property to another may be held responsible if their actions helped cause the victim to slip and fall.
Hiring an experienced lawyer is always recommended in slip-and-fall cases. The lawyer will make a careful study of the case to help determine liability and to make sure all of the critical legal steps are taken.
We also recommend to start documenting your case right away if you want to seek compensation in the future. Write down everything about the accident as soon as possible and make sure to contact any witnesses that are willing to testify in your case.
Slips-and-fall accidents on icy surfaces can cost thousands of dollars in medical bills and can require victims to take a leave of absence from work. If you or a family member have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, contact us today for a free consultation. We are here to protect your rights and fight for your compensation.