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Winter Weather and Slip-and-Fall Injuries

While the winter months often bring scenic snowfalls and cold weather that many people enjoy during the holidays, they also can include inclement weather conditions that can cause serious injuries if slip-and-fall accidents occur. Conditions like ice, snow, and freezing rain on walkways, staircases, sidewalks, and other high-traffic areas can greatly increase the risk of slip-and-fall injuries to persons who are walking along them.

It is the responsibility of home and business owners to keep their property clear of serious hazards that can cause injury to persons visiting the premises. If a person is injured on someone else’s property, he or she may be able to pursue legal action to gain compensation for pain, emotional and mental trauma, and medical expenses. If you would like to know more about premises liability and slip-and-fall accidents, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874 today

Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents in the Winter

Property owners and managers may be able to prevent injuries on the premises by:

  • Clearing sidewalks and driveways of snow on a regular basis and depositing snow in a safe place, far away from pedestrian walkways
  • Placing salt or sand on high-traffic areas to help melt ice and provide more traction for pedestrians
  • Using space-heaters at building entrances to help keep entryways dry
  • Displaying wet-floor signage to warn visitors of potential slip-and-fall dangers

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident on someone else’s property, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, S.C at 1-800-242-2874 to discuss your case.