Slip and fall accidents send more than a million people to the emergency room each and every year, and account for more than 17,000 deaths. And the cold, hard truth is that slip and falls are even more prevalent due to winter weather, particularly in upper Midwest states like Ohio.
Property owners, both business and homeowners, have a legal obligation to reasonably maintain a safe environment in their public areas. Unfortunately, dangerous situations still occur, including:
“Reasonably” is the important word above, as Old Man Winter can be overwhelming.
Due to the nature of winter slip and falls, the resulting injuries are often severe, such as:
Head and back injuries, in particular, sometimes lead to long term, even permanent disability.
While it’s impossible to navigate that winter wonderland completely safely, there are ways to mitigate the danger:
Contact the right attorney for the job. Slip and fall lawsuits are both notoriously complex, and notoriously difficult to prove. They require a deep well of experience, and a deep bench of staff and resources, to recover the settlement you deserve.
If you have a slip and fall accident claim, contact the attorneys at LaSalvia Law. We will fight to win you the compensation you deserve.
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