Slipping and falling on black ice can be costly

Posted March 11th, 2014 by .

Categories: Personal Injury, Slip and Falls.

A Jersey City woman was injured last month when she slipped and fell on black ice. The woman was taking her garbage out when she slipped on the black ice in front of her building.

According to the woman, the condition of the property appeared clean and she did not notice any black ice while removing the garbage. However, black ice is transparent and is known as a danger to owners of commercial property. While the sidewalk may appear clear this doesn’t mitigate the owners’ responsibility to inspect the sidewalk and clean the area of black ice.

Because the owner failed to inspect and/or clean the sidewalk of black ice, the woman sustained a fracture of her arm requiring surgery. To complicate matters, she is incapable of returning to work and her lost wage claim is mounting every day. The woman claims that as a result of the owners she sustained severe and permanent injuries.

Injuries resulting from falls and black ice are common this time of the year. If you have been the victim of a fall on black ice, it is critical that you:

  • Document the injury as soon as it occurs
  • Use your cell phone to photograph where you fell and what caused your fall
  • Call the police and have them make out a report
  • Notify the owner or property manager of your fall
  • Write down the name and address of any witnesses to your fall

Just like this woman, if you were injured from a fall on black ice, call the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, PC. We can help you get compensated for your medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. We have been representing people injured after falling on black ice for more than 25 years.

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