There are many issues that need to be address in slip and fall cases on ice or snow. The most important issue obviously is what the climatological conditions were like at the time when the person slip and fell. Most importantly, its for us to determine whether or not the condition existed for a certain period of time.
Just like all premise liability cases, we’re in a position where we have to show that the owner or the person who has responsibility over the premises knew of the problem that was existing on the property. Now, how do we show that? We can show that people knew by the fact that they walked over the property themselves, we do that by the climatological data.
That climatological data includes things as weather report, or things from the national weather service. We hire experts and that expert will come in and tell us how long the condition existed. For example, if there is a change in precipitation, change in temperature, or things along that nature, we would have that analyzed by the expert and will testify on our case in that regard.