It is getting cold and winter is approaching.
During the winter, one of the most common slip and fall accidents is when pedestrians fall on snow and/or ice that has not been shoveled or cleared from sidewalks, walkways, stairs, and hand railings, and/or certain pre-treat applications were not applied properly, or snow melted and then was re-froze.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on snow and/or ice in New Jersey, it is important to understand the different types of liability for the owner of the property where you fell and got injured.
Generally speaking, the landlord/property owner is responsible to take certain reasonable steps to ensure the premises is safe. One way in which a landlord/property owner ensures safety is when they hire a snow and ice contractor to maintain the property in the winter months. However, there are instances when the snow and ice contractor have not properly performed according to their ice and snow removal contract with the property owner.
Thus, if you or your family member have been injured, call Pamela Anevski, Esq. to assist you in receiving the remedy you deserve.
Below are some steps to take if you have been injured in a snow/ice slip and fall accident.
Report your fall immediately: You should notify the landlord, property owner through the property manager, or commercial store manager if you slip and fall on their premises.
Gather Evidence: Collect as much evidence as possible immediately after a slip and fall on snow or ice. This means you should always take photographs of where you fell, the icy or snow condition of the location where you fell, and any clear areas of the property to show the property conditions at the time of the fall. Due to snow and ice melting, take witness statements or contact information after the accident.
Seek Medical Treatment and Care: If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on snow and/or ice, you should seek medical attention. The physician who will evaluate you should document your injury and further symptoms when you slipped and fell in snowy/icy conditions.
NEW JERSEY SNOW & ICE SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY, PAMELA ANEVSKI, ESQ., CAN HELP YOU GET THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE.
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