Every winter, countless people are injured in slip and fall accidents when they fall at a store on ice, slush, melted snow, etc. If you have been injured in a winter slip and fall at a store, contact our Buffalo injury attorneys to get the compensation you deserve.
Sometimes we get calls from potential clients in the winter months when they fall at a store on ice. There are cases and laws on point regarding the obligations of the premises owner, but also there are protections in those same laws regarding what they are obligated to do, for example, if there is a continuing storm. If there is a storm in progress, depending on the severity of the snowfall and the duration of the storm, it actually can step in to temporarily alleviate certain duties of a premises owner while that storm is in progress. However, often we will see slush and snow that is dragged into the entryways when there’s no storm in progress and where the store simply didn’t keep up with the mess by protecting the safety of its customers by mopping, squeegeeing, replacing the rugs when they’re soaked.
There are many different facets to look at when somebody calls regarding a slip and fall on ice or a slushy condition. We look at where it happened, how the buildup was caused, and what may have been done to remedy it. Then, take an analysis at what should have been done to remedy it. Then we try to get our investigation – ask if there are any photos, any surveillance cameras just for the stores own use that may have captured it, and we write a letter to that store asking them to preserve that video for later use if need be.
We utilize our resources to make sure that we have all the evidence we need to build a strong and successful case for you. We will do our due diligence to hold the liable party responsible.
It is our job to help you get justice while also telling these stores that it is not acceptable for them not to maintain their property. They owe you a safe premise to enter. Throwing down salt is one of the simplest tasks that someone can do to keep visitors of their establishment safe.
When stores don’t do even the bare minimum to make sure that their premise is safe for people to walk on and you get seriously hurt because of this carelessness, we urge to you to act right away. You deserve compensation.
Make sure that you are getting the medical attention that you need. In order for us to know what your compensation award should look like, we need to know what your maximum medical recovery is going to look like. It is really important that you don’t delay seeking medical attention. Doing so can prevent you from getting the treatment that you need when you need it. The insurance company will be looking to see when you get treatment. If they see you didn’t get treatment right away, they will say you were hurt somewhere else which would wash their hands of responsibility for your case.
You deserve to have a fierce and dedicated legal defender to fight for your rights.
When we take on a case, we are preparing to take it all the way to trial if need be. We don’t let negligence like this just slide.
Have you had a slip and fall at a store on ice? We are sorry you have had to go through this and we are here to help you get the compensation for the damages you are suffering.
The Personal Injury Lawyers at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC fight for the rights of persons who are injured or disabled. We approach each case on an individual basis and personally assist each client with their unique needs. We are involved in every step of the legal process, and ensure that each case receives the time and effort necessary for success.