During the winter months, heavy snow accumulation may increase the likelihood of sustaining injuries from a slip-and-fall accident. Property owners may be held liable for damages incurred in accidents caused by snow if they fail to adequately and within a reasonable timeframe remove dangerous conditions. If you are harmed on a property owner’s premises due to snow, you may be able to pursue compensatory damages against the person or entity responsible for maintaining the property with the help of an experienced premise liability lawyer.
The skilled premise liability lawyers at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe have centuries of combined experience and have secured millions in settlements and verdicts for slip-and-fall victims. We are well-versed in the most complex cases and take a compassionate comprehensive approach when guiding you through the claims process. We fight for the complete compensation you deserve by demonstrating property owner negligence.
Establishing Liability in a Slip-And-Fall Accident Caused by Snow
In a slip-and-fall accident claim, the victim holds the burden of proof to demonstrate that the property owner acted with negligence by failing to remove the snow that caused the slip-and-fall accident.
With the help of your experienced premise liability lawyer at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, you may establish the following elements of negligence:
- As a lawful visitor, the property owner owes you a duty of care to ensure the property is safe, which includes providing warnings, and conducting routine inspections for dangerous conditions
- The property owner violated their lawful duty of care by failing to maintain their property and addressing dangers in a timely manner
- You sustained injuries due to their violation of a duty of care, and injuries could have been prevented had the property owner cleared the snow within a reasonable timeframe
- You sustained accident-related damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and other costly losses
We understand that property owners have a legal obligation to exercise a duty of care when it comes to maintaining their property during inclement weather, such as snowstorms. Their duty of care may include periodic inspection of the property and removal of snow within a practical time, to reduce the risk of falls and injuries.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we may conduct an investigation into your slip-and-fall accident to obtain valuable evidence that may demonstrate liability.
Damages You May Recover in a Successful Slip-And-Fall Claim
Slip-and-fall accidents may result in significant losses, depending on the severity of the accident. The financial impact may be great if your injuries require long-term treatment and rehabilitation.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we fight for the complete compensation you are owed for present and future losses by evaluating the details of your case and aggressively negotiating with insurance adjusters on your behalf.
The following are damages you may recover in a successful slip-and-fall claim caused by snow:
- Medical expenses
- Surgical expenses
- Medication management
- Medical equipment and devices
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Disability, scarring, or impairment
Substantial evidence of your losses is imperative in order to obtain a favorable outcome. Evidence may include video surveillance, photos of the premises, incident reports, witness testimony and written accounts of the accident. The premise liability lawyers at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe may build a robust claim on your behalf and fight for the maximum compensatory damages you deserve.
Contact the Experienced Slip-And-Fall Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
A slip-and-fall accident caused by snow can have significant present and future consequences, including physical and financial strain. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we handle all aspects of your claim so you may focus on your recovery. We have helped countless slip-and-fall victims recover the complete compensation they are owed due to property owner negligence.
Contact us at 516-358-6900 for a free consultation or fill out our contact form for a comprehensive evaluation of your slip-and-fall claim. For more information on our experienced premise liability lawyers, visit our YouTube Channel.
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