Slip & Fall Accidents In The Snow
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Dec 03, 2008 in Personal Injury
It's getting to be that magical time of year again, all across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The snow falls, the ice spreads, and the hazards grow. We all know that a slip and fall accident is all too easy - one wrong step and even the most nimble Holiday shopper is flat on his/her back, wondering which way is up.
We've all taken such spills. It comes with the territory of winters in Virginia or Maryland. Rather than a spring in the step and a twinkle in the eye, the holiday season in these parts is more likely to put caution in the steps and a squint of concentration in the eyes.
Not every slip and fall is grounds for a lawsuit. Each of us has a sense of this, and seem to somehow know, even when flat on our back right after a wipeout, whether we are responsible for this accident. Just as we all recognize that the irresponsible driver weaving in and out of traffic during a blizzard bears responsibility for any accident that might follow, each of us is expected to walk and behave cautiously during these winter months.
And yet, everywhere we might go, especially business and residential districts, is owned by someone, and that someone bears responsibility as well, to maximize safety and minimize the chances of a Washington DC slip and fall accident. So where do these responsibilities meet? Where does the individual's responsibility to behave cautiously end and the property owner's responsibility to ensure safety begin? These are matters for a Maryland personal injury lawyer.
Trust your instincts. If you've been involved in a slip and fall accident and have a sneaking (or strong) suspicion that the premises where you've fallen should have been better cleared, salted, marked, lighted, or otherwise maintained, contact our Maryland Slip and Fall Lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation now to get free consultation on your case.