Winter Weather can Cause Dangerous Premises, Slip-and-Fall Accidents

 

Although the official start of winter is still weeks away, snow and ice have already arrived in many parts of the country just in time for the holiday shopping season. Increased foot traffic and slippery conditions can make this time of year as dangerous as it is joyous.

Property owners and authorized personnel such as landlords and maintenance contractors have a responsibility to ensure that their grounds are safe for those who inhabit or otherwise use the property. This includes clearing snow and ice from common areas such as walkways.

The failure to provide safe passage can result in slip-and-fall accidents, which can cause serious personal injury. Slip-and-fall accidents are commonplace in the winter months and can occur in a variety of settings including:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Government buildings/municipal properties
  • Hotels

If you suffered an injury because property management was negligent in removing snow or ice and/or providing adequate warning about dangerous conditions, an experienced premises liability lawyer may be able to help you seek financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you were harmed in a slip-and-fall accident related to inadequate snow or ice removal, please contact us for a no-cost case evaluation and to locate a knowledgeable premises liability attorney near you.