May 24, 2024

New York Winter Weather Accident

Winter is a special time of year in New York. Winter is also a dangerous time of year in New York. Snow, ice, hail, and sleet can create serious hazards for pedestrians and drivers alike. Some of the most common causes of winter weather accidents include slip-and-fall accidents on snow and ice, slipping hazards in buildings, and winter driving.

A winter weather accident can lead to serious injuries or even deaths, and when this happens, you need the right support on your side. The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP are here to help when you’re injured in a winter weather accident.

Slip-and-Fall Accidents on Ice and Snow

Property owners must promptly clear away snow and ice from sidewalks, walkways, parking lots, driveways, and entranceways. Property owners must also apply salt, sand, or sawdust when necessary.

Property owners must also pay special attention to melting ice and snow, which can freeze overnight causing black ice in the morning. Black ice gets its name as it looks like black asphalt. Black ice can be easily overlooked and is extremely dangerous, leading to painful, injury-causing falls.

Slipping Accidents in Building

Snow gets tracked into buildings causing slipping hazards in entranceways, lobbies, and stairs. Floors and steps can become dangerously slippery. Building owners need to regularly mop these areas and place wet floor signs during the winter months.

Unfortunately, many property owners neglect this safety hazard until someone gets hurt. You may need a lawyer to get compensated properly when building owners fail to take these precautions.

Winter Driving

Driving in the winter can be treacherous. Icy and snowy roads reduce pavement friction and make it much more difficult to brake and steer. Low visibility and fewer hours of sunlight add to the danger. Drivers must drive slower and allow greater braking time to avoid losing control of their vehicles and even rear-ending the vehicle in front of them.

If you’re in a car accident due to wintry conditions, a lawyer can help you get a fair settlement from the insurance company. Weather conditions can impact your settlement offer, so reach out for help before you settle.

Speak with a Winter Weather Accident Lawyer in NYC

If you or a loved one was injured in a winter weather accident, the winter accident injury attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help. Don’t be a victim twice—speak with a lawyer before the insurance companies try to avoid paying fairly.

If you are a victim of a New York winter accident, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) to schedule a free confidential consultation. Our fee guarantee promises you’ll pay no fee unless we’re successful.

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