As we get closer and closer to the winter season and the weather gets colder, it is important to be aware of the dangers that winter weather can cause. One of the most common accidents that happen in the winter time are trip-and-falls. This is due to the amount of precipitation that we encounter during this time of the year. Snow and ice on the ground make it very difficult to walk on sidewalks and driveways, so it is important to be overly aware of your surroundings during the winter weather months.
The most common injuries resulting from trip-and-fall accidents are head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, and severe soft tissue injuries. If you fall on someone else’s property there are various ways that the property owner can be deemed responsible for the damages to their visitor or guest. If you are a business owner, be sure to take care of your property during the winter months to ensure a safe place for your guests. Be sure to clear away snow and ice from walkways, make sure that there are handrails available, and provide slip resistance on surfaces during periods of winter storms.
If you have been injured during a trip-and-fall accident, call Kevin Crooks today to schedule a free consultation. With over 24 years of experience, our team will be able to answer questions about your accident and provide you with the best possible service.