Are you finding yourself slipping, skidding, and sliding on the cold, wet roads and sidewalks? Slip and fall injuries tend to increase during the winter months, due to an uptick in bad weather, such as sleet, ice, and snow. These falls may lead to long-lasting and/or painful injuries, such as broken bones, concussions, and loss of consciousness. Extended damage from such an injury may include chronic pain and nerve damage. Ouch! These injuries are bad by themselves, but may also become an added burden when you have to miss work for an extended period of time.
Slip and fall injuries may result from improper care or maintenance of outdoor facilities, like sidewalks, driveways, or steps. Owners may not promptly shovel their sidewalks, pour rock salt on their steps, or fail to perform other types of common and expected winter maintenance measures. If an injury occurs due to the improper maintenance of such areas, the owners of the property may be liable for the injury.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury from a slip and fall accident, it might be time to consult with an attorney. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer located in Altoona, PA who serves the western and central Pennsylvania area. For more information on his legal practice, please call his office at 814-946-4100.