If you slip and fall on ice, snow, or an unsafe terrain, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention and take care of your physical injuries. Remember that Joel H. Schwartz’s associates will travel to you to help settle your valid case to ensure that you heal properly without added distress.
Who’s at Fault In a Slip and Fall Case?
Slip and fall snow cases are often determined, first, by who’s at fault. If you feel you’ve experienced an injury on property where it’s someone else’s responsibility to care for and ensure the safety of the environment, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Snow and ice cases can be determined by whether or not the property owner has a liability to the premises and whether or not the property has been adequately maintained. Other factors may also play into determining who’s at fault for a slip and fall claim.
Other slip and fall liability factors may include:
- Dim or poor lighting
- Poorly placed or unclear signage
- Unsalted pathways
- Safety code violations
If the property owner, or maintenance person, was aware of the unsafe conditions or should have been aware, then they may be considered at fault. This means that they may also be responsible for any incurred damages. Slip and fall cases often lead to many costs, including both treatment and recovery costs.
What Damages Are You Entitled To?
Snow, ice, and sidewalk slip and fall cases may authorize you to damages including the covering of medical bills, lost wages, loss of potential earnings, and even mental and emotional reparations. Other expenses, including transportation paid to get to doctor’s visits and other such costs, may also be covered by your suit. You may also be able to consider pain and suffering.
It is important to consider the value of your case before filing. This gives us a good idea of how much compensation is needed to cover your damages. Many slip and fall cases are settled out of court and having an idea of how much you need to cover your costs can help you decide whether or not to accept a settlement offer.
Why choose Joel H. Schwartz?
Unlike a local general practice lawyer, Joel H. Schwartz has resolved more than 30,000 personal injury claims in Massachusetts. We have the know-how to handle even the most complex of cases, and the resources to ensure that you get personalized treatment – no matter where you live in the state – throughout the process.
If you were injured in a slip and fall case, the first thing to do is to receive medical care. Then, find out what your legal options are by discussing your case with a personal injury lawyer. You have just a limited time to file a slip and fall case in the state, so it is important to explore your options as soon as possible.