The Danger of Slip-and-Fall Accidents on Ice
The Danger of Slipping, Not Skating, On Ice
Winter isn’t over yet, and ice and snow on the streets and sidewalks are still causing problems for pedestrians. Recently, a New York City doorman died after a slip-and-fall accident while he was shoveling snow, the New York Post reports. Such tragic accidents are not ordinary in slip-and-fall accidents, but the man had fallen down the stairs leading to the basement entrance and crashed through a window, escalating his injuries.
The irony of this accident makes it no less tragic. It serves as a reminder that even when trying to keep an area safe, you are also at risk of the accident you are trying to prevent.
Preventing Slip-and-Fall Accidents on Ice
Southern California may not experience icy sidewalks as much as the rest of the country, but great care is always needed icy conditions could be present. As the tragedy in New York displayed, care must especially be used around outdoor stairs to avoid accidents. To avoid serious injuries, always use handrails, wear proper shoes with good grips, and look carefully where you are stepping.
The National Floor Safety Institute reports that slip-and-fall accidents poor flooring can contribute to 2 million injuries a year. Fractures are the most serious injuries in most cases. However, the injuries from slip-and-fall accidents can also cause you to lose valuable time from work. This can result in lost wages on top of medical fees.
Slip-and-fall accidents are usually recoverable under premises liability law. But, if you are injured while at your job like in the doorman’s accident, worker’s compensation would also be applicable. To recover in both your health and all the compensation you deserve, you will need an experienced slip-and-fall attorney on your side. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim are here to help you.
If you or a loved one was injured in a slip-and-fall accident, contact a personal injury attorney to help you. Schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer experienced in slip-and-fall accidents. Contact the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim in Los Angeles County. Call 800-LAW-TALK (529-8255) or contact us online.
Sharona Eslamboly Hakim, Esq. is a successful personal injury attorney and the principal of the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim firm in Beverly Hills, California.