As cold temperatures, snow, and ice move in, even a walk across the street for coffee becomes treacherous. Slip and fall accidents caused by snow and ice can cause serious injuries and can leave you with a stack of medical bills, an inability to work and resulting lost wages, and a range of other expenses.
Property owners have a duty to take reasonable action to prevent accidents due to snow, ice, and wet conditions. This applies to exterior areas such as sidewalks and parking lots, as well as interior walkways and stairways.
If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may be quick to blame yourself. However, you may be entitled to compensation if the property owner was negligent in maintaining safe premises for visitors. A consultation with New York slip and fall attorney Reid B. Wissner is the best way to find out your options for covering the costs of the accident and holding the property owner responsible. Call us at 212-406-9288 to schedule your free consultation with Mr. Wissner.
Of course, avoiding an injury is always preferable, and there are several ways to reduce your risk of a slip and fall accident this fall and winter. We hope you can use the following tips to stay on your feet this fall and winter.