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Winter Hazards: Icy Walkways/Slip & Fall

Monday, January 31st, 2011

According to the National Safety Council, more than 1 million people experience a slip, trip or fall each year. These injuries are one of the leading causes of emergency room visits.

With the tremendous amount of snowfall we receive in New York, many pedestrians are forced to walk on snow-covered streets, which  may result in serious injuries and even death to loved ones. 

Learn more from our Slip and fall lawyers.

Property owners are responsible for ensuring that their property, including parking lots and sidewalks, are maintained and that all snow and ice is removed to avoid possible safety hazards. Property owners are allowed a “reasonable” amount of time to remove the snow and ice, because it is not practical to expect a sidewalk to remain completely free of snow and ice during a snow storm. However, once the snow stops falling, it is the property owner’s obligation to ensure the safety of those who use their walkways.  

Steve Barnes explains premises liability in this video.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries after a slip and fall accident, it is important to contact a personal injury law firm with experience in slip and fall cases.  Contact Cellino & Barnes today, 800-621-2020.