How Weather Can Cause Premises Accidents – Understanding Whether or Not You Are Responsible

The weather can have a significant impact on our day-to-day activities and quality of life. There is nothing that can lift your spirits and make you glad to be alive like walking outside and finding that it is a beautiful day. It is equally true that a cloudy, cold, grey day can make you feel like getting back under the covers. Though it would be nice to be able to structure our activities based on whether it’s nice outside or not, that isn’t the way that life and its responsibilities work, and we are often forced to venture out in inclement weather. Unfortunately, sometimes going out in the rain or wintery weather is more than just a bother. In some cases, bad weather can lead to dangerous conditions for those who are walking or driving around, and this can cause premises accidents. Though many people who are injured on other peoples’ property tend to blame themselves, or think that circumstances were beyond control, that is not always the case. Understanding whether or not you are responsible is the first step in knowing whether you have a right to file a lawsuit when you have been injured in a premises accident, and the attorneys at Wallace Law can help.

Though we all certainly need to pay attention when we are out and about during bad weather, owners and managers of the properties that we visit are also expected to act in a way that shows a level of care and responsibility for those who enter their premises. This means that their parking lots and sidewalks need to be kept clear of ice and snow in a reasonable amount of time, and their floors need to be kept dry in order to prevent visitors from suffering slip and fall accidents. These accidents often result in minor bumps and bruises as well as serious injuries such as fractures, concussions, and paralysis. If this has happened to you or someone you love, then you should make an appointment to discuss what happened with an experienced personal injury lawyer. They will listen carefully and advise you as to whether the property owner acted responsibly and reasonably, or whether your accident was a result of negligence or carelessness on their part. Bad weather may not always be a good enough excuse to alleviate their liability for your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

The attorneys at Wallace Law are experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers who will ask all the right questions and give you the answers that you need to be able to determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit when you’ve been hurt in a premises accident. If you are, then we will be able to help you file a claim to get reimbursed for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, as well as to pay for your doctor’s bills and more. Call us today.