October 17, 2013
Slipping on Snow & Ice in New York City
By Jonathan Damashek
Posted inGo to the main Premises Liability page
When winter sets in, the temperature plunges and snow and ice quickly appear. While playing in the snow can be quite fun, it can also be dangerous when a person slips and falls on a patch of ice, which can lead to major injuries. When snow and ice start appearing, property owners are supposed to do everything in their power to ensure their facility remains as safe as possible. Ice is incredibly unpredictable, especially when it’s covered by snow, and leaves anyone at the facility susceptible to slip & fall accidents that can lead to major injuries.
Despite the appearance of adverse weather, the general public, facility workers and the janitorial staff still expect the property to be well maintained and safe. If you have been injured due to slipping on snow or ice, contact us to discuss your situation and learn what legal actions you can take against the owner. We have helped hundreds of people successfully pursue legal action against owners whose negligence caused innocent people to get injured. We are fully committed to our clients and will work day and night to secure the proper financial compensation for your suffering.
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Slipping on snow and ice can lead to a wide range of injuries, including broken bones, head trauma, nerve damage, spinal cord damage, neck injury and concussions. These injuries often require thousands of dollars in medical bills to fix and may require you to take a leave of absence from work. There are often also physical therapy sessions to attend and expensive medications to take. All combined, you can face serious financial loss as a result.
If you have been hurt due to slipping and falling on ice, don’t assume it was just because you were careless. Facility owners have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment and by failing to do so, they can be held liable for your suffering. For help holding a person liable in this sense, you can contact a New York City injury attorney at Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. for the professional help that you need.