Pedestrians across the city are forced to navigate hazardous conditions created by winter weather each year. These conditions, such as icy sidewalks, slick parking lots, and snow-covered stairways, are accidents waiting to happen.
New York City ER departments often admit double or triple the number of people for slip and fall injuries in the winter. What many of these injured men and women don't realize is that their slip and fall accident may not have been their own fault, and they may be entitled to compensation for their damages.
Who Is At Fault In A Slip And Fall On Ice Accident?
If you slip on ice while walking, running, or even just getting into your car, your first thought might be to blame yourself for being clumsy or not careful enough. However, commercial and private property owners have a legal obligation to keep their sidewalks reasonably free of ice and snow. If you slip and fall due to a poorly maintained walkway, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
It can be difficult to prove negligence on the part of a property owner, but Reid Wissner has years of experience obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients who were injured after slipping and falling on an icy sidewalk. The slip and fall settlements he has obtained for clients are a testament to how tenaciously and aggressively he will fight on your behalf.
Common Slip And Fall On Ice Injuries
Many people are lucky enough to get up after a fall on ice with nothing worse than a bruised ego. However, many more are not so lucky. Common injuries resulting from a fall on an icy road or sidewalk include:
- Broken, fractured, or dislocated bones
- Head injuries
- Spine injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Torn ligaments
These injuries can range from minor to life-threatening, but even just a sprained wrist can cost you lost time and money. Doctor's fees, medication fees, and lost income from missing work can add up significantly. The Law Offices of Reid B. Wissner can help you obtain the most compensation possible so that you can focus on your recovery.
Schedule a Free Slip and Fall Consultation in NYC
Handling an injury claim during COVID-19 is uniquely challenging. If you live in or around New York City and have been injured after slipping on an icy sidewalk, parking lot, driveway, or another walkway, contact the Law Offices of Reid B. Wissner at 212-406-9288 today for your free legal consultation. Mr. Wissner serves clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and other nearby areas of New York City.