When winter hits Connecticut, sidewalks and floors can quickly become hazardous. Each year, many people suffer serious injuries, including broken bones, and head and back injuries after falling on icy sidewalks and slippery floors throughout the state.
Property owners and managers are responsible for taking measures to ensure that people do not suffer winter fall injuries on their premises. This includes promptly mopping up slippery surfaces, putting out warnings of slippery walkways, shoveling up snow and applying salt, sand or ice-melt to icy sidewalks.
The attorneys at Jacobs & Dow in New Haven, Connecticut, are dedicated to pursuing just compensation for people who have suffered snow and ice fall injuries due to the negligence of another. We will investigate all responsible parties, including homeowners, business owners, municipalities, and snow and ice removal contractors.
Our skilled lawyers have more than 60 years of experience. We work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay anything unless we are able to recover compensation for you. To schedule an appointment with one of lawyers, call our law office at 203-772-3100. You can also reach us online.
Steps to Take After a Snow Fall Accident
Accidents are jarring and it can be hard to know what you should do next. The following steps will help ensure your safety and preserve evidence if you have fallen in a slip and fall accident:
- Take photos of the scene: You should try to take photos of the scene and surrounding environment right away to document the conditions. This may be valuable evidence. If your injuries are severe, you may not be able to take cellphone shots of the scene. That is okay. Getting prompt medical treatment is the most critical concern.
- Get medical attention: Regardless of whether your injuries are severe or not, it is important that you get examined by a medical professional. Your injuries may not be immediately evident. Injuries to the brain, nerves and other soft tissues may take days or weeks to appear.
- Contact a snow fall accident attorney: An attorney will be your advocate throughout the claims progress, taking steps to help protect your interests, and obtain fair and reasonable damages for your injuries. Our attorneys will guide you through the process, letting you know what to expect and addressing your questions.
Connecticut's Ice Missile Law
Snow and ice are not only dangers on sidewalks and floors. They can also pose a hazard when flying off of vehicles. Chunks of snow and ice that hit other vehicles can cause serious damage to other vehicles and their passengers. In 2014, Connecticut's new "Ice Missile" law went into effect. The law fines passenger and commercial vehicle drivers who fail to remove snow and ice that could endanger others using Connecticut roadways. While a fine may encourage some to take the time to clear off their vehicles, it does little for those who are injured. If you were injured when an ice missile hit your vehicle, get help from Jacobs & Dow today.
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At Jacobs & Dow, we believe in keeping our clients informed of all of their rights and options. Our focus is on doing what is right for you. Our firm's experienced trial lawyers are not intimidated by powerful businesses and insurers. We are committed to helping you obtain the best result possible.
We offer flexible scheduling hours to accommodate you. To learn more about our firm, call us at 203-772-3100 or complete our online contact form to reach us by e-mail.