Jan 08 2014

Ice Ice Baby!

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Ice and snow ruining your morning commute?  Your tires may not be the only thing sliding around this winter.  Car accidents aren’t the only accidents keeping emergency rooms busy.  Emergency rooms get plenty of business from slip and fall accidents, too.

Snow and ice slip and fall walk

Protect your family, friends, customers and clients by being proactive with snow removal.  Shovel early and often.  Be sure your sidewalks and stairs are salted several times a day.  Fix any gutters that may leak and cause ice patches to form on your sidewalks and entrances to your building.

Make sure you walk slow and deliberate.  Wear slip resistant shoes!  Your style may suffer but your health and safety certainly won’t.  Slip and fall accidents can cause injuries just as serious as injuries you would suspect to incur as a result of a serious car accident.  Typical slip and fall injuries we have seen sustained by our clients are broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, gashes, cuts and bruises.  William Rawlings and Associates will help you through the recovery process and make sure you get the expert medical care you need even if you do not have your own private medical insurance.

Slip and fall accidents can also occur when a property owner has not kept his premises in good repair. Generally you must prove that the property owner either failed to maintain the property or created unsafe conditions which caused the injury, or knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe hazard but didn’t alert visitors or tenants to this fact. Also important is whether or not the unsafe condition was permanent or temporary. In instances where the condition was temporary, the length of time it existed may have bearing on your ability to prove your case.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident that you believe was due to a property owner’s negligence, give us a call and we will see if your situation qualifies as a slip and fall accident.  We will also meet you at the accident site to take photos of the dangerous condition.  It is very important to contact us right away so that we get pictures of the condition of the property as it appeared when you were injured.   Call us at 801-553-0505 for a FREE consultation with one of our Utah slip and fall accident attorneys.

Be careful out there, whether by car or on foot.  Ice is the invisible enemy.  Protect yourself with shovels, salt and shoes and keep your property in good condition!