New Jersey Winter Storms Slip And Fall Accidents Liability Claims Guide Launched

A guide on liability claims in the event of a slip or fall injury following a winter storm has been launched by Console & Associates P.C. It addresses the question of who is responsible in the event of a claim.

New Jersey-based law firm Console & Associates P.C. has launched a new slip and fall liability claims guide. In it, readers are provided with detailed advice on what should be done in the event of a slip or fall accident due to snowy surfaces.

Details can be found at

The recently launched article is considered an ideal informative source considering the current pandemic lockdown and winter season. The present winter season has brought with it what some consider severe winter storms, and despite this and the current lockdown individuals are still obligated to venture outside for essentials including doctor visits and grocery shopping.

With some walkways and entrances being at times icy, slips and falls are unfortunately common. These slips and falls, if left unattended to, can lead to severe and long-lasting injuries which in turn can affect one’s job attendance or performance as well as finances due to medical bills and loss of wages.

Given the above, the article seeks to address the concern of who is to be held liable in the event of injuries from a slip or fall. It points out the fact that many individuals who encounter such situations tend to shrug off the incidents and not act upon them, as they are uncertain of who should be blamed.

“They often leave themselves responsible for medical bills, and in pain from untreated or improperly treated injuries,” it explains.

The article also highlights the universal fact that falling is one of the leading causes of preventable injury in the United States. Many of these falls, it posits, occur during the winter months and cause a wide range of injuries, depending on certain factors like the age or physical stature of the victims.

Some of the most common injuries that occur from slip and fall accidents are sprains and strains, fractures and broken bones, back and spinal injuries, head injuries, and brain damages. According to the article, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of spine injury in the United States, causing about 31 percent of all new spinal cord injuries each year.

To bring some clarity to the question of who is responsible for these incidents and resulting injuries, the guide points out that it is the responsibility of property owners to keep those areas that are accessible to guests relatively safe. These areas are not limited to the buildings themselves, but also extend to common areas, parking lots, and sometimes sidewalks.

Even though snowstorms are the primary causes of possible slips or falls, the property owners may be blamed, since they would likely have been the party who failed to properly prepare the premises for guests. Hence, when a guest is injured, the owner of the property on which the incident occurred may be liable for the injuries.

For more information on proceeding with filing a possible lawsuit, interested parties can click on the link above.

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