The coming ice and snow of winter, bring with them the increased possibility of slips, falls and auto accidents. Freezing rain, sleet, ice, packed snow, and snow covered ice create the perfect setting for many types of accidents. When snow and ice are tracked indoors, puddles form causing slippery conditions indoors too.
Generally speaking, homeowners and business owners are responsible to keep their prop, walkways and other public areas. If ice or snow amasses on a business owner’s property and creates an unsafe condition resulting in a slip and fall accident, the property owner may be held liable for the person’s injuries. Because this area of law can be complex, the help of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer is essential if you suffer a fall on another’s property.
Winter driving frequently means navigating snow covered roads, freezing rain, black ice and visibility “whiteouts.” When these conditions exist, try to avoid driving when possible. If you do need to travel during such weather, take the time to prepare your car for winter. Make sure you have an emergency road kit with flares and keep a blanket in the car as well. Here are some winter driving tips to keep in mind when you hit the road;
If you do get into an auto accident, make sure that you have an experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights. For more than 40 years, the attorneys here at LDM&M have defended the rights of clients involved in accidents. We are by your side from beginning to end. Call us today for a free consultation.