Slip and Fall Series: Welcome to Winter!
Just when we thought it was going to be in the 60s and 70s for the rest of the season, Ole Man Winter has struck back with a vengeance. With low temperatures, you know the white stuff won’t be too far behind. And soon, there will be a rise in slip and fall injuries.
Each winter, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone takes the time to give important information on what to do if you have a slip and fall accident, especially on someone else’s property. This year, we decided to present a series of blog entries that will keep you informed about any issues you may have with a premises liability injury. In this blog entry, we plan to go over the basics — what you should do after a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property.
Some of the most common accidents in the wintertime include slipping on snow and ice buildup. So let’s say you’re visiting a neighbor who has yet to shovel his/her porch steps after a snowstorm. While walking up the stairs, your foot slips on a pile of snow and you fall, breaking your hip. After seeking medical attention, what comes next?
Now you may not want to sue your neighbor, unless you’re on terrible terms. But after any type of slip and fall accident, follow these steps to protect yourself and get the compensation that you deserve:
- Make a record of the incident, especially when it’s still fresh in your mind. If you can, try to get photographs of the scene.
- In your record, make sure you mention the circumstances that led to your fall. For instance, was it snowing out? Were the stairs covered in snow? Did the stairs need repair? Again, this is something you want to do as soon as possible, before your memory fails.
- Look around, were there any warning signs about the condition of the stairs? If there were, it could affect your case.
And of course, the most important thing to do is to contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone. We’ll help you with your case.