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.