If you’re a Boston native, you already know how cold it can get. From dealing with freezing pipes in your home to digging your car out of a snowy grave, the winter season in Boston can be brutal.
In fact, Boston is so cold that it tied for the national record of the lowest temperature ever recorded at -21 degrees in 2018. Winter is here again in Boston this year but it’s not just cold, it can also be dangerous.
When temperatures get this cold, there isn’t enough rock salt in all of Boston to keep ice off the streets and sidewalks. And this can quickly lead to serious slip and fall accidents.
At Jim Glaser Law, our Boston slip and fall lawyers have helped countless people who have been seriously injured in slip and fall accidents. Businesses and homeowners have a legal responsibility to ensure their property is safe for visitors. This includes snow and ice removal and warning visitors of any potential fall risks.
As inclement weather hits Boston and the chances of suffering a slip and fall increase, please be careful and call us if you’ve suffered injuries due to a property owner’s negligence. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of Boston’s winter weather this year and what to do if you’re hurt in a slip and fall accident.
What’s the Winter Weather Forecast in Boston?
Our attorneys at Jim Glaser Law haven’t spent any time studying meteorology, but we have been keeping up with this year’s winter weather predictions. Do you have your snowshoes ready? Because AccuWeather is calling for above-normal snowfall from New York to Boston this season. “Whether or not it’s snowstorms, ice storms or mixed events, I do feel this is going to be an active year for the Northeast,” said Expert Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok.
As winter’s chill is predicted to head our way, we at Jim Glaser Law want our Boston community members to be prepared in the event of a slip and fall accident.
Do You Have a Slip and Fall Case?
Just as the name suggests, a slip and fall entails slipping, tripping, or falling due to an unforeseen hazard. Many people associate falling with minor cuts, bruises, and scraped knees but, in reality, slip and fall accidents can cause serious and even life-threatening injuries, such as neck, back, and spinal cord problems. Another common type of injury that results from slip and falls is head trauma and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
If you’ve been seriously hurt in a fall on someone else’s property, you may have what’s known as a premises liability case, also referred to as a slip and fall case. Property owners are required by law to maintain the safety of their property, quickly fix any known hazards, and properly warn visitors of any risks that can’t be resolved immediately.
Slip and fall cases can be particularly common during the winter months because not all property owners take the necessary steps to ensure their property is safe during bad weather conditions. Let’s say you were on your way to the grocery store and slipped on a patch of ice on the sidewalk in front of the store. If it can be proven that your fall and injuries were caused because of the property owner’s negligence or failure to warn, you will likely have a premises liability case on your hands.
When someone falls because of loose carpet, inadequate railings, or poor lighting, it can also be considered a premises liability claim. In these cases, the owner may be liable for the damages of the injured individual. With large medical bills and lost wages, it’s important to have an experienced slip and fall lawyer in your corner, fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Our Boston Slip and Fall Lawyers Are Here for You This Winter
Even if your fall wasn’t your fault, it can be difficult to prove negligence on behalf of the property owner. That’s where a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling slip and fall cases comes in.
If you’ve been hurt in a fall while visiting someone else’s property, our Boston slip and fall lawyers at Jim Glaser Law may be able to help. We’ll listen to your story and review your situation and, if you have sufficient grounds, our team can help you gather any evidence, documents, and forms you need to file a successful claim.
Your job is to focus on your recovery, while we fight for the maximum amount of compensation possible to cover your injury expenses, as well as your pain and suffering. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall this winter or any time of the year, don’t wait to find out your legal options.
Call us right now at (781) 689-2277 or fill out our online case evaluation form. Consultations are always free and we don’t charge a dime unless we win your case. Stay safe this winter, Boston. And remember, Jimmy knows how to handle slip and fall cases!