Winter Weather Injuries in New Jersey
Posted February 20th, 2019 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
For those of us who live in New Jersey, we understand that winter weather brings the danger of personal injury because of ice or snow. Even if we are taking precautions, such as wearing proper shoes, injuries can still occur and can be somewhat significant. If you or someone you know was injured because of the weather conditions, there are a few things you should know.
Liability for Snow and Ice Accidents
You should know you are not legally responsible for suffering an injury on someone else’s property because of snow and ice. According to New Jersey premises liability laws, residential and commercial property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe to others. They should realize the snow and ice on their property is dangerous and needs to be removed as soon as possible.
What Should You Do If You’re Injured?
If you are seriously injured because of snow and ice, the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention. Even if you aren’t seriously injured, some injuries might develop later on. So, it’s important to seek medical attention for any type of winter-related injury.
Aside from seeking medical attention, you should document and photograph where you were injured. This evidence is necessary when filing an injury claim. If you are unable to document or photograph the incident, ask a family member, friend, or someone nearby to do so for you.
After seeking medical attention and documenting the incident, you are going to need to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer, like Attorney Anthony Carbone, to receive the compensation you deserve.
Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have suffered a winter weather injury in New Jersey that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, an experienced attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Ambulance fees
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death costs
No matter how minor or extensive your injuries are, you deserve to be compensated. If it wasn’t for someone else’s careless actions, you wouldn’t have gotten hurt in the first place.
Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone
An injury caused by snow and ice can scar you for life. You can suffer anything from bumps and bruises or possibly the loss of a loved one if the injury is severe enough. Mother Nature can be unpredictable and so can your injuries.
For 30 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been helping victims of winter weather injuries in New Jersey. He will aggressively fight on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Attorney Carbone today to schedule a free consultation.