Snow & Ice Accidents & Injuries
Seeking Damages From Negligent Property Owners
Our long harsh winters create numerous hazards for pedestrians. While no one can control the weather, property owners have a responsibility to keep their property safe for visitors after a winter storm. This includes keeping walkways and other areas free from snow and ice buildup. If an owner’s negligence causes an injury, he or she may be held liable.
Tindall Law Firm, LLC, provides representation to people injured by falling on snow or ice that should have been cleared. Our experienced premises liability attorney will work diligently to obtain the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages and related losses. For a free consultation with a Waterbury snow and ice accident lawyer, please call 203.755.0018 or contact us online.
Injuries Caused by Snow and Ice
In Connecticut, landowners have a reasonable amount of time to shovel, salt, sand or put up warning signs. However, if they fail to do these things or they do not do them well, there can be dangerous consequences. Uncleared snow often melts and refreezes as black ice, which is difficult to see. There may also be ice underneath a layer of snow, making a walkway appear deceptively safe.
Slip-and-fall accidents occur on snowy/icy stairs, sidewalks, driveways and parking lots outside of homes, apartments, hotels, businesses, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores and shopping malls. Residential and commercial property owners may be held accountable for uncleared accumulations of snow and ice if they fail to adequately shovel, plow, salt or sand their property.
Falls can result in serious injuries, especially if the victims hit their heads. Traumatic brain injuries can cause lifelong problems, even if the injury is classified as mild. A fall can also cause broken bones, including hips, and serious injury to joints. Back, neck and spinal cord injuries are common as well. Any of these injuries may cause temporary or permanent disability.
Contact a Southington Slip-and-Fall Injury Lawyer
To schedule a free consultation, please call 203.755.0018 today.