The National Institute of Health reports that over 1.6 million older adults will require emergency room services due to fall-related injuries every year, and the likelihood of falling significantly increases as the weather gets colder. Winter-related slips and falls are one of the largest causes of work-related injuries. Colder weather causes ice to collect in open areas like parking lots and melted snow to accumulate inside doorways which are both very hazardous.
Over 25 percent of these work-related winter falls occur in icy and slippery parking lots that lack handrails and other safety features. Always use elevators, handrails, tunnels, ramps or covered walkways when available to help prevent a serious fall. Individuals should always wear appropriate footwear when they can’t avoid snow or ice.
Experienced New Jersey Slip And Fall Attorneys On Your Side
Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of spine and back injuries in the United States. Property owners and businesses have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment, but they may take all the precautions available and still have accidents as a result of a winter storm. These factors can make it difficult for those injured in a winter slip and fall accident to collect their rightful compensation in their personal injury case. To prove that the property owner is liable for your injury, your attorney must prove that the property owner should have known about the icy condition of their property and that the owner had a reasonable amount of time to act but failed to do so.
Contact the New Jersey Lawyers at CourtLaw After A Slip, Trip Or Fall
When you’ve been accidentally injured falling in the snow or ice, it’s important to seek out an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Your trusted advocates at CourtLaw have represented many clients injured as a result of a slip and fall, and we will work hard towards your full financial recovery. To speak with a representative, call us at 866-632-4211 or fill out our online contact form to get started on your case today.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney/client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.