Did you slip and fall on ice? Get a lawyer.
Winter months bring increased risk to daily activities, often posing hazardous driving conditions and freezing temperatures. Slipping and falling on ice is a danger that we don’t often think about until it happens to us. You’re going about your day as usual when suddenly, you slip and fall on ice, injuring yourself in the process.
It can often be embarrassing to slip and fall on ice in public, and it can be in our human nature to want to get away from the moment as quickly as possible. You may want to walk away and pretend it never happened. However, this is often the worst thing to do. When you slip and fall on ice, injuries may not fully appear until later. Your back may hurt worse the next day, your wrist could be screaming in pain after carrying a bag of groceries. And when these injuries occur, it’s important to know how and why you fell in the first place.
If you are injured in a slip and fall on ice, it is important to take pictures. You should document your injuries at first onsite, as well as the actual spot you fell. Getting photos of the area on which you fell is extremely important, because conditions of the spot can change and make you less likely to receive compensation for your injuries. Furthermore, if there were any witnesses to your fall, it is wise to get their names and contact information.
If your fall was caused by someone or something other than yourself, you could be eligible for covered medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Property and business owners have a responsibility to keep their sidewalks and parking lots safe for the public. This means shoveling snow and salting ice as soon as possible, and putting a warning outside that indicates an icy surface. Although some weather conditions are hard to take care of, they must do what is in their power to make it as safe as possible.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on ice, you are not alone. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 1 million Americans are injured in slip and fall accidents each year. You may feel scared about your injuries or embarrassed to seek help, but you should not be. Slipping and falling is a dangerous situation and even what you think are minor injuries can actually be very serious. It is important to seek medical attention right away, even if you’re not sure about doing so.
When you’ve gotten medical attention and wonder if you should seek legal action, look no further than Greenberg & Stein, P.C. At Greenberg & Stein, we believe in seeking justice for every person who has suffered at the hands of someone else. The good news is, you are still protected by the law, and there is compensation for certain slip and fall injuries. You should not have to pay out-of-pocket for an injury that wasn’t your fault, and you certainly should not lose paychecks over it. We have been trusted with many slip and fall cases over our combined 50 years of experience, and we know how to win them.
At Greenberg & Stein, P.C. we also believe in making our award-winning legal representation affordable to everyone who needs it. That’s why we offer reasonable rates that take into consideration the financial situations of each client. Your first consultation with an attorney at our firm is provided completely free of charge, so call us today at 888-582-4236.
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