Winter Is Coming; So Is an Increase In Slip And Fall Accidents
Posted October 11th, 2017 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Slip and Falls.
Fall might be settling in, but it’s never too early to look forward to winter. With those thoughts of the frigid air creeping in, we should start thinking about all the dangers that come with snow and ice; starting with slip and fall injuries.
Each winter, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone takes the time to give vital information on what to do if you have a slip and fall accident, especially if the incident occurs on someone else’s property. In this blog article, we plan to go over some of the basics on what you should do if a slip and fall accident happens to you.
Some of the most common accidents in the winter include slipping on snow and ice buildup. For example:
- What happens while you’re walking up the entrance stairs at your neighbor’s house, your foot slips on a pile of snow and ice (that wasn’t shoveled after a snowstorm) and you fall, breaking your leg.
After seeking medical attention, what should your next steps be?
In a situation where you don’t know the person, you would probably opt to sue them. Now you may not want to sue your neighbor (unless you don’t like them). But after any type of slip and fall accident, following these steps can protect yourself and get the compensation that you deserve:
- Make a record of the incident, especially when it’s still fresh in your mind. Get photographs if you can (the scene of the incident and initial impact of your bodily injury).
- Mention the circumstances and details that led to your slip and fall incident. For instance, was it snowing out? Were the stairs covered in snow and ice? What kind of condition were the stairs in? This is something you also want to do as soon as possible, before your memory dissipates.
- Did your neighbor have any warning signs about the condition of his or her stairs? If there were, it could affect your case.
There are other steps one could take when involved in a slip and fall injury. But having an understanding of the afore mentioned steps will help you out in any scenario, regardless of where in the incident occurs.
Contacting the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone is by far the most crucial step in the entire process. We’ll help you with your case.