As a New Jersey resident, you are all too familiar with the havoc Mother Nature can wreak on streets, sidewalks, parking lots and outdoor stairs during the winter. Getting where you need to go when you need to be there often is challenging, if not downright hazardous. Your risk of falling on a slippery sidewalk or sliding on an icy road becomes greater with each snowflake or sleet pellet that hits the ground.
As a New Jersey resident, you know how hazardous outdoor walking can be, particularly during the winter months when the possibility of snow- or ice-covered sidewalks and parking lots always exists. Should you happen to slip and fall, however, exactly who do you sue to recover your medical costs and other damages?
Winter is a highly anticipated time of year for many people in New Jersey. However, as you may be well aware, with winter comes a heightened risk of slipping, tripping and falling due to weather related dangers. At Lee Law Firm, LLC, we have been able to help many people who have been injured in falls.
While you may view a slip-and-fall as a minor incident, you can sometimes sustain serious injuries. A previous blog discussed brain injuries incurred after a slip-and-fall. This blog will cover the other kinds of wounds you might experience.
With accidents and injuries common on public roadways and in spaces such as parks, people in New Jersey should be aware that the government has some protection that private businesses do not have. For those who believe they have a case against a government agency, it is important to note the differences.
No matter how careful you are, sometimes tripping and falling is unavoidable and inevitable. Fortunately, by paying proper attention to your health and keeping your body strong, you can significantly reduce the risk of slipping, tripping and falling.
Slip-and-fall accidents can occur on most any property due to unsafe conditions involving a spill, ice or some other obstruction in the walkway. These falls can result in a myriad of issues, including traumatic brain trauma if the victim hits their head on the ground or on some other object. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries is falls, which make up over 40 percent of all TBI cases. Brain damage contributes to approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths, killing 138 people every day.
As you celebrate this holiday season with friends and loved ones in New Jersey, you may have some concerns about keeping elderly guests safe within your home. The risk of slip and fall accidents is one major concern, as senior citizens face an increased likelihood of sustaining an injury after a fall. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce this risk and ensure all guests remain safe and sound.