Did You Fall Due To Snow Or Ice?
When water pools or walkways are left unattended during the winter months, surfaces can become incredibly slick. When visitors and patrons are unaware of the nature of the premises on which they are walking, they can be caught unaware, slip and suffer extremely serious injuries.
It is the responsibility of premises owners and managers to adequately care for their premises. When they do not and people are injured, it is important that they are afforded everything necessary to heal and recover. If you or someone close to you suffered from a slip-and-fall accident because of snow or ice accumulation, get in touch with our firm.
Experienced Premises Liability Attorneys
Having worked on premises liability cases for decades, our Bridgeport snow and ice accident lawyers at the Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke can advocate for you on any slip-and-fall accident cases. Our attorneys can reach out to experts to determine who was liable for the poorly maintained premise. As we build the strongest possible case for litigation, we will attempt to settle for what is fair, given your damages. If we are unable to reach a settlement that is in your best interest, we are ready and willing to bring our experience to court.
Premises Owner’s Responsibility
For a building owner, keeping visitors safe can be as simple as throwing a shovelful of salt onto an icy sidewalk. All too often, however, owners fail to uphold this responsibility.
Under certain conditions, ice can be almost impossible to spot on a sidewalk or walking path. The dangers can be even more pronounced when the property lies on a slope or when stairs or a ramp is present.
When a building owner fails to clear ice and snow from the property, he or she puts visitors at risk. When those visitors suffer an injury, the premises owner bears the responsibility.
Serious Injuries From Falling Accidents
Falling accidents vary widely in severity. Many falling victims will emerge relatively unharmed. For others, however, a fall on pavement or down a flight of concrete stairs can lead to lasting injuries.
Back and neck injuries are common in falling accidents. These injuries cannot be easily treated, and often lead to persistent pain in victims. Those who suffer significant back or neck injuries often need to use pain management drugs for long periods of time.
Even more serious, however, is the risk of brain injury. Head injuries such as concussions, contusions or skull fractures can have long-term effects on the victim’s memory, balance and concentration. Sufferers often require a lengthy treatment period during which they are unable to work or care for family members.
Contact Our Law Firm
If you were injured on snow or ice that was not properly removed from the premises, our personal injury lawyers will help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered. Call 800-658-1245 or contact us online to get started. We offer free initial consultations to all clients.