LEGAL LIABILITY FOR SNOW AND ICE ACCIDENTS
Fell Over Ice And Snow And Hurt Yourself? Here's What To Do
People in Birmingham are well-aware of the fact that blizzards and ice-covered landscapes are a common sight and that property landlords and estate owners have to make their premises practically danger-free during winters by getting rid of the accumulated ice and snow. If property owners do not discharge these basic civil responsibilities, it can lead to slips and falls on snow and ice and cause subsequent injuries, which can be grave in nature. The seasoned and competent Birmingham injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Manley Traeger have facilitated the compensation claims of many victims. Birmingham injury lawyers boast of years of experience and perseverance toward establishing the liability of estate owners for injuries and the ensuing economic damages one suffers on their account.
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Effect Of Misfortunes
Snow-and-ice accidents are difficult to predict as their occurrences happen in multiple ways. An estate owner may remove snow from a connecting path or a roadway but they may also cause the gravity of an injury to escalate by exposing patches of ice underneath. The variations in temperature during daytime turn snow into water puddles, which again refreeze at night and become ice. This may cause accidents that are serious in nature. Depending upon the severity of a fall, you can suffer an injury to your head, ankle, knee, wrist, or leg. The injury could include severe sprain and strain, fracture, nerve damage, ruptured discs, torn ligaments, muscles, and tendons, or traumatic brain injury. Estate owners need to steadily execute their obligation of removing snow from stairs, ramps, walkways, entryways, parking lots, and all the areas that are open to the general public. Inside a building, landlords or property owners are accountable for getting a slippery floor treated and removing puddles. A slip up here can attract fines.