Winter Weather Means More Injuries: Common Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

It’s cold outside, and though that may mean good things to people who enjoy winter sports or feeling a bite in the air, it’s bad news when it comes to the frequency of slip and fall injuries. With frigid temperatures come far more opportunities for water to freeze or for melted snow or ice to be present on interior floors.  Negligent property owners include those who fail to remove ice from walkways, leaving people susceptible to broken bones, head injuries and other common injuries from slip and fall accidents. When a person hurts themselves on somebody else’s property, it is important to consult with an attorney to determine whether negligence played a role in the accident. Every property owner has a duty of care to make sure that dangers on their property are addressed, and if those actions aren’t taken or are done in a slipshod manner, the owner may be found liable for the damages that result. The attorneys at Wallace Law are experienced slip and fall accident lawyers who have a record of successfully getting justice for our clients who have been injured as a result of other’s negligence.

The most common injuries that result from slip and fall accidents can impact you for a short period time or can be permanently life-changing. They include:

  • Sprains
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Fractures
  • Compression Fractures of the Vertebrae
  • Herniated Discs
  • Tailbone Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

It is very important that when you slip or fall, you seek medical attention. Though you may be tempted to simply dismiss the accident as a minor incident, or even be embarrassed and blame yourself, many serious injuries are not immediately apparent. Likewise, though you may shrug off an incident to your own clumsiness or blame winter weather, for your fall, doing so would absolve a negligent owner from taking responsibility for their own property, and may put others at risk in the future.

The rules regarding premises liability apply to all of those responsible for a property, whether they are private owners, a corporation, or even a government entity.  The legal bar and expectation is that owners will act responsibly and that those who fall bear a certain measure of responsibility to keep their eyes open and not put themselves in harm’s way. In many slip and fall cases a decision may be made to apportion blame for an accident between the victim and the property owner. One way or another, it is important that you make sure you seek experienced legal counsel if you’ve been injured to make certain that you are availing yourself of all of your legal rights.

The personal injury attorneys at Wallace Law are passionate about protecting the rights of those who have been injured as the result of other’s negligence. If you’ve suffered an injury from a slip and fall accident and think that it may involve a lack of responsibility on the part of the property owner, call us today to discuss your options.

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