When you are walking the sidewalks and streets of White Plains, Westchester County, the Bronx, and New York City, snow and ice can cause dangerous conditions on the surface of walkways. In the bustling cities of the New York City metropolitan area, people are injured regularly because of snow and ice slip and falls. If you slip and fall, you could endure various serious injuries, some of which could have a lasting effect on your life. You could face injuries, including bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, and concussions. A slip and fall on snow and ice can physically and financially impact your life for years. In order to protect pedestrians, property owners are accountable for clearing snow and ice from their property in a reasonable amount of time. If a property owner knew or should have known about the problem and didn’t fix the issue in a reasonable amount of time, you could recover damages for your injuries, including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and legal fees. If you need quality legal services from a law firm that is committed to clients, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish.
After a slip and fall on snow and ice
If you are injured because of a slip and fall accident, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. When you seek medical attention, you can get the help you need. It also allows for a medical professional to document your medical status at the time of the injury. In some cases, the documentation will also detail the time and place of the injury. Once you have sought the medical attention you need, it is important to consider collecting evidence of the conditions which caused your injury. If you are physically able and have a device that can take pictures, it is in your best interests you take photographs of the hazard. In regards to weather-related conditions, time is of the essence. Weather conditions can change by the minute and evidence of your accident can disappear within a moment.
Snow and Ice Removal
Property owners of White Plains, the Bronx and across Westchester are responsible for snow and ice removal after a storm. When they are obligated to remove the hazards depends on the village, town, and city where you reside. Our firm is in the city of White Plains, New York. In White Plains, when a storm ends at night, businesses and multi-family residences have until 10 a.m. to clear the sidewalks of snow and ice. If the storm ends during the day, businesses and multi-family residences have 2 hours to clear the sidewalk. Whether the storm ends at night or during the day, private, single family homes have 10 hours to clear the sidewalks adjacent to the property. According to the Bronx and all of New York City, The New York City Department of Sanitation mandates that snow must be removed no later than 4 hours after the end of the snowfall or no later than 11 a.m. if the storm ends after 9 p.m. the night before. If you were injured because of snow and ice that was not removed within the guidelines of your village, town, or city, contact an attorney to assess your case.
Contact an attorney if you slip and fall on snow and ice
The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish handles cases for victims who are injured on snow and ice. If you are injured because of the negligence of a property owner who knew or should have known about the condition and did not rectify the problem within the guidelines of the village, town or city, you should contact an attorney. You may be entitled to damages related to your injury. If you need a law firm to guide you through your legal options and advocate on your behalf, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish today.