With the winter months closing in, it won’t be long before cold weather, snow, and ice are a regular occurrence.
Even if you enjoy the winter weather, it is important to understand the safety risks associated with the change of the season.
Business owners and homeowners have a responsibility to take proper care of the exterior of their property. It is important for everybody to keep an eye on the weather, ensuring that they address any concerns as they arise. For example, a business owner should clear snow from their parking lot and walkway to improve pedestrian safety.
We discuss this detail in great depth on our “Snow and Ice Slip and Fall Attorney” webpage. Here is a passage to remember:
“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.”
As a pedestrian during the winter months, make sure you do your best to avoid a slip and fall accident. If you do find yourself injured in such an accident, don’t hesitate to learn more about your legal rights.