Injury liability for slip and fall accidents on icy surfaces
Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 4:54 pm
Weather sites are reporting a good chance of rain today, as well as cold weather tomorrow. This combination can lead to icy conditions for towns like Gainesville, Cumming, and Alpharetta. Should the unfortunate happen and you or someone you love slips you should be aware of the steps to take when injured in a slip and fall accident on ice.
Most slip and fall accidents will happen on sidewalks and parking lots outside of local businesses. Property owners must exercise reasonable care to maintain these areas. It is their responsibility to reduce the risk of falls and injuries by promptly removing snow and ice hazards. The public must exercise reasonable care when walking in areas of known snow or ice. If you do slip and fall you may be able to recover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other components of your damages.
Steps to take when injured in a Slip and Fall Accident on Ice
If you are the victim of a slip and fall the first step you must take is to document your case.
Tips for documenting your slip and fall on ice
- Take photos of the area where the accident took place immediately. If you are unable to take the photos yourself ask a family member or friend. Snow and ice can melt, or be cleared away, and you will want to provide your attorney with an image of the condition of the area where your injury occurred
- Write down everything you remember, and get the contact information for any witnesses
- Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. They will help you collect and information and investigate what happened
Prosecuting slip and fall accidents will vary based on state, and a personal injury attorney is often imperative when determining if a business can be held responsible for a slip and fall on ice. If you live in the North Atlanta Metro area and have any questions please give us a call locally 770-205-8887 or toll free 1-855-465-4407