Slip and Fall Accidents — Icy Conditions
Everyone knows that icy conditions can make your community’s roads and walkways less safe. You probably drive more carefully when you expect there to be ice. You probably take certain safety measures, like wearing the right footwear or putting salt on your driveway. These steps can help keep you safer. But if a careless site manager fails to address icy conditions on their property, you might still be at risk of a slip-and-fall injury.
When icy conditions occur, property managers have an obligation to maintain safe conditions on their sites. These common-sense safety protocols may include putting salt on driveways and sidewalks and clearly marking areas that might be icy to protect pedestrians from falling. When these safety protocols are correctly followed, the risk of injury is much lower. But some careless property managers fail to take these steps, which puts innocent tenants and their guests at risk.
Falling on ice can cause a significant amount of damage and stress, including short- and long-term medical costs as well as emotional pain and suffering.
Landlords are legally required to maintain their premises safely. This includes routine inspection, promptly addressing hazards, and warning visitors about potential safety issues. If property owners fail to maintain the safety of their property, they can be liable for injuries sustained by visitors and tenants.
If you slipped and fell due to improperly managed property conditions, you may be entitled to compensation for things like medical bills and missed wages.
Snow and Ice on Walkways New Jersey Lawyers
In order to successfully file a premises liability or personal injury claim resulting from snow and ice on walkways slip-and-fall accident, the plaintiff must fulfill certain criteria. The plaintiff must provide evidence that the property owner or employee created the hazardous condition that caused the fall. For example, the owner of a house or business may be held liable for a slip-and-fall accident that occurred because there was snow and ice on walkways. In these situations the owner may be held liable for damages. Alternatively, the plaintiff must provide evidence that the property owner should have been aware of a hazardous condition associated with snow and ice on walkways but failed to effectively eliminate the hazard or block access to it.
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Our experienced team understands that improperly managed properties make things less safe for everyone. We will work with you to determine the best course of action as a result of the injuries you have sustained. We may also be able to help you reach a settlement with the property owner or help you file a lawsuit. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss slip-and-fall accidents and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.