Did You Suffer a Fall Injury During This Weekend’s Snow?
With some parts of New Jersey recording more than six inches of snow this past weekend and more snow in the forecast for the upcoming week, it’s a good time to discuss what you should do if you suffer “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” injury because of the inclement weather.
As we have in the past, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone takes time to inform the residents of the Garden State on what to do if snow and ice causes you to fall and injure yourself, especially on someone else’s property.
If the injury is severe enough, medical attention should be the first thing you seek. After that, what should your next steps be?
In the situation where you “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” and injure yourself on someone else’s property, you will probably opt to sue them for damages. But before you do, here are some tips to protect yourself and get the compensation you deserve (in any kind of fall accident):
- Make a record of the incident, especially when it’s still fresh in your mind. Get photographs if possible (the scene of the incident and initial impact of your bodily injury).
- Recount the circumstances and details that led to your “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” incident. For instance: Were the property owner’s stairs covered in snow and ice? What kind of condition were the stairs in prior to the snow? This is something you also want to do as soon as possible before your memory of the incident dissipates.
- Did the property owner have any warning signs about the condition of his or her property? If there were, it could affect the outcome of your case.
There are other minor steps one could take when involved in a “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” injury during the winter. But having an understanding of the aforementioned steps will help you out in any scenario, regardless of where the incident occurs.
Contacting the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone is by far the most crucial step in the entire process of a possible fall injury caused by the weather. We’ll help you move past this incident with expert legal advice.