Winter Slip and Fall at a Store

Every winter, countless people are injured in slip and fall accidents while shopping due to ice, slush, melted snow, etc. If you’ve been injured in a winter slip and fall at a store, contact our Buffalo injury attorneys to get the compensation you deserve.

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Sometimes we get calls from potential clients in the winter months when they slipped and fell due to slushy or snowy condition at a store. 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’s 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’ll 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 do a letter to that store asking them to preserve that video for later use if need be.

Attorney Richard Nicotra is a partner with Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC and has achieved the highest rating of 10 on Avvo.

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.