Slip and falls in winter have the potential to be disastrous. Anything can be covered in snow. In addition, there’s plenty of ice! If you fall, you may not be able to stand up again. Seeking immediate medical treatment for serious injuries is a must. It’s also a good idea to obtain a photo of where you slipped. Weather conditions change by the hour. How the snow and/or ice looked when you slipped could appear vastly different within an hour or two.
It’s important to note the date and time you fell, along with the exact location. The location of your injury is vital to determining who is liable for the damage inflicted. In many cases, property owners are liable. They have a legal responsibility to ensure all snow and ice is cleared from their property within a set amount of time. They have a few hours to clear all walkways starting when snowfall ceases, which is why the time of your accident is important.
Alternatively, New York could be responsible, depending on the location. In some cases, it’s obvious who is liable. Government property involves New York, and private homes involve a property owner. In many cases, an attorney’s help is necessary. The statute of limitations for reporting the incident is 3 years if it’s against a property owner, but it’s only 90 days if it’s the city. Accurately determining who is at fault can save you from submitting a claim too late.
If you or someone you know is a victim of a winter slip and fall, let The Licatesi Law Group help establish who should be held accountable. All you need to do is call us at (516) 227-2662 and ask to speak with one of our qualified personal injury attorneys. The moment you slip, the clock begins ticking on your case. Call now for a free consultation.
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