Bone Fractures from Slipping on Snow and Ice

When winter comes and things get a little icy, the chances of someone being seriously injured in an slip-and-fall accident is likely. Unfortunately, you might be the one suffering bone fractures for a fall on the ice.

These accidents are nothing to scoff at. You could be looking at severe injuries, which means pricey medical bills for recovery. Who is responsible for your injuries and damages? Enlist the help of a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP to determine the at-fault party and file a claim to obtain monetary compensation.

Who’s Responsible?

When you’re injured after slipping on ice, you’re likely wondering who, if anyone, is responsible for preventing slip-and-fall accidents. Typically, this answer will depend on where you were and who owns the property where you fell.

For example, if you were crossing your apartment’s property and slipped on ice, your landlord might be responsible. They’re generally liable for all injuries that occur on their property, and they’re responsible for ensuring the shared grounds are safe. If they didn’t post a warning sign, they could be responsible for your injuries.

However, you might have been out in public when the accident happened, whether you were crossing a street or walking down the sidewalk. In these cases, the agency responsible for maintaining the sidewalks and roads would be responsible for your accident. If you’re unsure whether your accident occurred on public property, your injury attorney can investigate your accident.

Compensation Available for Bone Fractures

The damages associated with a bone fracture can be numerous and expensive. Once you determine the responsible party, your lawyer will need to calculate the total value of your claim. You’ll need to seek compensation for all the ways your life has been affected by your injuries. Typically, these will fall under two categories: economic and non-economic.

For example, if your arm is fractured, you’ll be in a cast for several weeks, which can make it difficult or even impossible to work. In this case, you’re not only dealing with expensive medical costs, you’re also looking at a loss of income.

But, injuries don’t bring about financial losses alone. For example, if you fell on a public sidewalk, you might be fearful to go outside when the weather gets icy or snowy again. You shouldn’t have to feel this way, and you should receive compensation for that negative emotional effect.

Seek Out a Lawyer for Your Broken Bone Case

A broken bone can be a painful, difficult injury to deal with. Worse, it happened because you slipped and fell on ice, which makes determining who’s at fault even harder. To find the right person and sue for your damages, you might need the help of a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.

Bone fractures from slipping on snow and ice are serious injuries, but you don’t have to suffer without the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses.

If you’re struggling with an injury claim for your bone fracture, contact our team to schedule a free consultation. We’ll walk you through the claims process and explain how we can help you secure maximum compensation for your damages.

When you’re ready to seek monetary compensation, all you need to do is give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the following online form.

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