Are Ice And Snow Injuries Your Fault?
As the weather takes a turn for the worse, roads, sidewalks and stairs become more and more dangerous. Every year, people in New York and New Jersey suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by ice and snow. If you have been injured in a slip and fall or car accident this winter, you can take action to receive the compensation you deserve.
At the law firm of MetroLaw.Com, we have been helping personal injury victims from our offices in Newark and New York for over 30 years. Property owners and businesses have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment, especially when ice and snow cause particularly bad conditions. Another party may be responsible for your injuries, even if you believe it was an unavoidable accident.
What Are Property Owners’ Responsibilities?
In winter conditions, the chances of an accident become more and more likely. In New York and New Jersey, both landowners and commercial tenants are equally responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks, paths and stairways. The same rules apply for businesses and municipal buildings. Our lawyers are ready and willing to take cases against commercial entities and individuals if they have acted negligently regarding snow and ice removal.
Laws vary for residential buildings. In New York, residents of one-family homes have some responsibility to properly maintain a safe property. In New Jersey, single-family homes have no responsibility to clean walks during bad conditions.
Whether you have suffered a catastrophic injury or just a simple fracture, if your accident was caused by ice and snow, you can take action to protect your rights. We will help you get the proper medical care you need.
Ask About Your Legal Options
If you have any questions, our attorneys are ready to help you find answers. Open during weekly business hours, we offer evening and weekend consultations as well. Spanish and Portuguese translation services are available in-house. Contact us online, or call 800-469-6476 today to schedule your free initial consultation.