February 28, 2023: Avoid Slip & Fall Accidents Given Wintry Mix

Slip and Fall on Snow or Ice Lawyer

NYC Weather: Wintry Mix of Rain, Light Snow and Ice Forecast; Flooding Reported in Hoboken, NJ

Rain, flooding and high wind are affecting the February 28, 2023 morning commute while light snow, freezing temperatures and ice could pose hazards during the evening rush hour throughout New York City and Northern New Jersey.

Mother nature dumped a wintry mix of rain, hail and snow on New York City and Northern New Jersey on the early morning of February 28, 2023. Not all sidewalks have been properly cleared and foot traffic packs down slush and snow creating treacherous conditions for pedestrians to navigate. This is exactly the type of hazard that can lead to slip-and-fall accidents resulting in injuries.

Many people injured in slip and fall accidents caused by ice or snow believe the property owner is responsible for their injuries. This may be true in some situations, but not all. It depends on who created the dangerous condition that led to your injury.

In some slip and fall cases, the property owner or business will be legally responsible for your injuries if they knew – or should have known – about a dangerous condition on their premises, but there was no reasonable way to protect people from it. In many cases, the owner didn’t even know the condition existed! Here are a few examples of what we mean:

Snow Shoveling Accident Lawyer – There is a snowfall and the property owner does not do anything about it. The ice builds up on sidewalks, steps or parking lots where people are expected to walk. When someone falls, they have an argument that they should have shoveled their own sidewalk.

Icy Steps Lawyer – The property owner doesn’t do anything about the ice on a set of steps or other part of their property. Someone who slips and falls there has an argument that they were not warned about the hazard. In some cases, our slip and fall accident lawyers have found out that another tenant in a multi-unit building reported the icy conditions to the property owner but nothing was done about it.

Unsafe Conditions Lawyer – The steps, parking lot or other part of the property were in an unsafe condition for some time. Maybe there was a sign that you walked by every day and didn’t see, a patch of ice you only noticed when you slipped on it, a set of steps with a crack in them and so on.

Snow and Ice Removal Lawyer – The property was cleaned of snow and ice by the business owner or an outside contractor, but they failed to do it properly. When someone slips and falls there, we may be able to find out who did the work and hold them responsible for your injuries.

If you slip and fall on snow or ice, take a photo of the condition that caused your fall and the property located in front of where you fell. Get medical attention and then call a slip and fall on snow or ice lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. at 212-240-9465 to get the Wheels of Justice Spinning for You!