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Slip and fall accidents involving ice and snow

The winter months are quickly approaching and we will soon be seeing streets, sidewalks and residential neighborhoods full of ice and snow. It is certainly beautiful to wake up and see a snow-covered neighborhood after the first snow of the season. However, it can also be dangerous.

At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, we know firsthand how dangerous these conditions can be, and that is why we encourage residents to be careful and to keep their property free of snow and ice dangers during the winter months.

It is very difficult to walk on ice and snow without falling. Property owners know about the dangers of snow and ice, and that is why they should do everything they can to keep the walkways on their properties free of such hazards. They are also legally obligated to do so.

In fact, if you are seriously injured on someone else's property because the property owner failed to take reasonable action to keep the property safe, you may be able to seek financial restitution in court by filing a premises liability claim.

At the Law offices of Mathys & Schneid, we have obtained monetary settlements and compensation awards on behalf of slip-and-fall victims. We know what kinds of facts we need to look for in order to present our clients' premises liability claims in court, and we are highly familiar with how the law applies to any situation.

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall event after falling on snow and ice, it is important to remember that ever kind of personal injury claim is subjected to statutes of limitation. What this means is that you have just a limited amount of time in which to file an action, until you will forever be barred from doing so. For this reason, if you intend to file a claim, it is important to do so immediately.

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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