Icy conditions cause slip and fall accidents to happen more often than one might believe. Falls on icy sidewalks can be life-changing, resulting in terrible injuries such as sprains, broken bones and traumatic brain injuries, as well as lost time from work and lost wages. Some falls even result in death.
Icy sidewalks cause slip and fall injuries that often require ongoing medical attention and in some cases, months of rehabilitation. Property owners are responsible for clearing their property of snow and ice in a reasonable amount of time. Even when precautions are taken, such as holding on to your car as you exit your vehicle, keeping your hands free of belongings like briefcases or purses as you walk, and wearing slip resistant shoes, slip and fall accidents on icy surfaces still occur.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 17,000 people die each year from slip and fall accidents. These types of accidents are also the leading cause of non-fatal injuries as well as the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Every year, one-third of people over the age of 65 will experience a slip and fall accident. Slip and fall accidents also account for 8.9 million yearly visits to the emergency room.
Building entrances and entry ways into homes are areas that often present hazards for slip and fall accidents in the winter months. Water puddles left behind from shoes and boots often cause slippery conditions. Individuals can reduce the risk of serious injuries from slip and fall accidents by taking their time even when in a hurry. A slip and fall accident slows people down much more than the increased time it takes to be cautious.
Cherry Hill Slip and Fall Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Get Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries in New Jersey
Cherry Hill slip and fall lawyers at DiTomaso Law handle all types of slip and fall injuries including accidents that result in minor injuries as well as those that cause more severe injuries. We will review your case at no charge to you and we offer a lower contingency fee rate than many other personal injury lawyers. The Cherry Hill slip and fall lawyers at DiTomaso Law have extensive experience in premises liability claims and we understand the impact a slip and fall accident can have on your life.
Call our Cherry Hill personal injury lawyers at 856-414-0010 today to review the details of your case or contact us online. We have offices conveniently located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We serve all of South Jersey including those in Cherry Hill and Camden County as well as those in Southeastern Pennsylvania.