Throughout the winter, Fayette County residents will likely see some ice or snowfall. Everyone knows that snow and ice can make walkways slippery and increase the chances that people may slip and fall and suffer injury. While cities and other property owners cannot control the weather, have a duty to keep the sidewalks and other walkways reasonably safe for pedestrians or visitors. If city officials or property owners fail to take steps, such as salting or shoveling walks, to keep their property safe, they may be held liable for any injuries caused due to this failure. A Fayette County slip and fall accident attorney can help you recover from your injuries from the responsible party.
Some slip and fall accidents result in minor bruises, contusions, or bumps. However, many other more serious injuries may occur from slipping and falling on snow or ice. These may include:
- Hitting your head on the ice, causing concussion or other traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal and back injuries
- Breaks or fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
These injuries can often be serious and require a large amount of medical attention. Your recovery may include:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Crutches, casts, or other equipment
- Prescription medication
- Specialist appointments
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Your recovery may take a long period of time, and you may lose wages if you are unable to work. Losing wages while facing possibly extensive medical bills can be devastating to you and your family. Furthermore, many brain and spinal injuries cause permanent damage and disability. If such an injury happens because of someone’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated.
If you have suffered an injury because you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, you should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss a possible case. Call Shane Smith Law today at (980) 246-2656 to schedule a free consultation.