Snow and Ice Slip-and-Fall – Kansas Accident Lawyers
Have you been injured due to hazardous conditions of snow or ice? Kansas weather conditions are unpredictable, and snow and ice can appear with only a moment’s notice. Walking on snow or ice can be dangerous dangerous, and a fall on a hard surface like ice may result in serious bodily damage including: broken bones or fractures; head injuries; back pain; muscle injuries; or maybe even worse.
Property Owner’s Responsibilities with Snow and Ice
In Kansas snow and ice slip-and-fall accidents, if a property owner is aware of snow or ice hazards on their property, including sidewalks and driveways, they are responsible for removing it. If they neglect to keep their walkways clean, they may be held liable for the incident. This means if you were injured, they are the responsible party for your injury and you should not be left paying the bills. If the property owner was not aware of the hazard (but should have been aware of it), they can also be held responsible for the incident.
Our Kansas snow and ice accident lawyers have experience representing over 2,000 victims of accidents in personal injury claims. We handle personal injury suits on a contingency basis. This means our firm absorbs all fees and costs until we have successfully secured compensation for your injuries. We do not get paid unless you get paid.
What Type of Compensation Am I Entitled To?
If you’ve been injured in a snow and ice slip-and-fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, future earnings losses, and payment of any medical related expenses you incur as a result of your snow and ice injury. At Patterson Legal Group, we have handled many cases where victims have fallen on unkept slippery surfaces, and we understand how these accidents effect our clients and their families.
What Types of Injuries Can I Receive Compensation For?
Snow and ice slip-and-fall accident victims may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering for all of the injuries they have suffered, including:
- Broken bones and fractures, strains and sprains
- Neck and back injuries, including herniated and bulging disks
- Leg, Foot and ankle injuries
- Head injuries, including concussions
- Arm and hand injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Bruising and scarring
- Psychological, psychiatric and other emotional injuries
- Any other injuries resulting from the accident
Should I Report My Accident?
If your accident occurred at a commercial property or business, you should notify the manager or a worker on duty at the time the accident occurred. If you or someone you are with is able, make note of the manager’s name. Seek medical attention if necessary.
What If The Accident Was My Fault or They Blame Me?
Do not assume that the accident was your fault, sometimes parties are quick to label it as the victim’s fault for being careless; instead, contact an attorney as soon as possible. A determination of fault in snow and ice slip-and-fall cases can be difficult. Even if you think you share part of the responsibility, it may be the case your accident occurred because a property owner failed to take safety precautions or contributed to the cause of your fall. If you have sustained severe injuries, sometimes it’s necessary to hire expert witnesses to examine the cause of the accident.
Should I Take Pictures Of The Accident Scene?
Yes. If you, or someone you are with, have the ability to take pictures with a camera or cell phone, take photographs. Even if additional photographs are necessary at a later point in time, photographs taken immediately can depict the condition of the accident scene at the time the accident occurred. A slippery surface due to snow or ice may be cleaned up soon after an accident. A property owner may also take pictures, but they will likely do so in an effort to show nothing was wrong. If you have the ability to take a picture of the snow or ice surface, do so.
What If I Was Working At the Time of the Accident?
If you were working or performing duties related to your job, you may also be entitled to Kansas workers’ compensation benefits, which may cover your lost wages and medical expenses. If your slip-and-fall accident is job-related, you must notify your employer of the accident to assure that you receive all the benefits you are entitled to. We help clients take the necessary steps to make sure they have reported to the correct parties and they are taking the steps necessary to receive compensation for their injuries.
Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation online or by calling (888) 687-2400.