Poughkeepsie residents are all too familiar with the repercussions of heavy
snowfall and freezing temperatures in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. Slippery
surfaces are a natural consequence flowing from accumulated snow and ice.
Poughkeepsie slip and fall attorneys know that falling on slippery ice and slushy snow can easily result in
skin lacerations and broken bones. Depending on the severity of the fall
and level of impact, injuries intensify and can even become fatal. Damage
to sensitive areas such as the neck, back, and spinal cord can have devastating,
life-long effects on a victim of
a slip and fall accident.
The most terrifying and extreme types of injuries are injuries to the head.
Skull fractures, internal bleeding in the brain, and traumatic brain injuries
can damage cognitive functioning. Victims could experience sensory decline,
memory loss, and impaired motor skills. Worst of all, injury to the brain
could result in death.
Property owners can prevent
slip and fall accidentson ice and snow by clearing the snow and salting pavements. Negligent maintenance
of property during winter by allowing snow and ice to accumulate on walkways,
adjacent sidewalks, driveways and parking lots create obstructions and
increase the risk of a slip and fall accident to pedestrians who traverse
Such dangerous conditions are foreseeable in winter, especially after a
snowstorm. Taking remedial measures to remove the known dangers within
a reasonable time can prevent injuries. However, if such conditions on
a property owner’s land such as snow build up or untreated ice caused
injuries to another person, the owner may be subject to
Assessing a personal injury claim due to slipping and falling on ice or
slushy snow requires the expertise of a
highly knowledgeable and experienced Poughkeepsie personal injury attorney. Although a claim may be meritorious, procedural issues may bar recovery
for injuries and damages such as filing a claim outside the statute of
The discovery phase of the lawsuit may prove challenging if witnesses are
difficult to locate or unable to testify on your behalf. The New York
Rules of Civil Procedure and rules on evidence only add to the intricacy
of pursuing a slip and fall claim. With the guidance of
an experienced Poughkeepsie premise liability attorney, you can be successful in your claim and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Learn more about issues with slip and fall accidents on snow and ice in
our latest article available by clicking here. Read about how to successfully prove your slip and fall case in
our blog post available here. Learn more about premise liability and snow-covered sidewalks in
our blog post available here. Read about black ice injuries and liability of property owners in
our blog post available here.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
convenient contact form here.