A slip and fall can cause serious injuries, especially in older people. A property owner or manager needs to do everything that they can to keep their property free from hazards that could cause harm. One thing that might make this more difficult is bad weather, but the machinations of Mother Nature do not give a property owner immunity. If you were injured on someone else’s property, a Pike County, KY premises liability lawyer from our firm is ready to help you no matter what the weather was like on the day of your slip and fall accident.
What Kinds of Hazards Can Cause Slip and Fall Accidents?
There are many types of property defects and hazards that can cause people to fall and injure themselves. Property owners need to be on the lookout for things like:
- Broken or crumbling walkways
- Obstacles on walkways
- Exposed wiring
- Puddles and wet floors
- Poorly lit areas
- Stairwells without handrails
If a property owner is aware of such hazards and does nothing to fix them, they need to be held accountable.
How Can Bad Weather Make Things Worse?
Bad weather can easily make existing hazards worse while creating new places for people to slip and fall. Rain and snow could make broken sidewalks even more dangerous and slippery. A sudden storm could cause leaks in the building and create puddles and slippery hazards on the floor where customers need to walk. People walking in and out could also track water and mud with them, making conditions even more dangerous.
Can a Property Owner Just Blame Bad Weather?
Does this mean that property owners can just blame the bad weather when someone gets hurt on the premises? No, they should still be held responsible for keeping their property safe for everyone who is invited onto it. We understand that it can be hard to keep up and dry slippery surfaces when a storm is still going on, but there needs to be some effort made on the part of the property owner. If they are content to do nothing and just blame the bad weather, a lawyer can help you hold them accountable.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
Proving the negligence of a property owner can be difficult on your own, especially when bad weather is a factor. An experienced lawyer from our firm can help you make a compelling case and fight for the compensation that you deserve. Your personal injury attorney can:
- Gather evidence and talk to witnesses
- Answer your questions about the legal process
- Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing or fault
- Handle all communications on your behalf
- File your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires
Talk to Our Team Today
If you are ready to move forward with a personal injury suit, contact Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC. Our firm can tell you more about the potential value of your case and how a personal injury attorney can help.