How to Avoid Slip and Fall Risks in Winter

Between wet, slippery leaves that were never raked up, freezing rain that coats every surface in ice, and uneven piles of snow, winter is a season for slips, trips, and spills. And unfortunately, slipping and falling on a wet or icy surface isn’t just embarrassing, it can cause serious, painful injuries!

Slips and falls send more than a million people to the emergency room every year, and visits tend to increase in the winter, especially in cold climates like New York. One in five falls results in a serious injury, such as a head injury or broken bone, and slips and falls are the leading cause of lost days at work!

Slips and Falls Injuries Are Preventable

Our New York slip and fall attorneys can help you get compensation for your emergency room bill and for the paychecks you miss out on while recovering from a fall that wasn’t your fault. But we firmly believe it’s always better to avoid an injury in the first place whenever possible.

To that end, we’ve compiled a list of tips to follow this winter to help you avoid a dangerous fall whenever venturing out into the elements.

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Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? Call Catalano Law!

Slips and falls can cause concussions, broken limbs, fractured hips, and spinal injuries, to name a few common injuries. They are no laughing matter!

If you were injured because a property owner failed to take sufficient measures to clear ice and snow from their property or warn visitors about wet floors inside their building, they can be held responsible for your accident-related expenses.

If you are unsure whether your slip and fall accident is eligible for compensation, contact our firm. Your initial consultation is always free!