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Snow and Ice: Slip and Fall Season and Liability

Winters in Indiana tend to experience its fair share of snow and ice – and all the dangerous conditions that come along with it. Among those are icy sidewalks, driveways and walkways, which can result in a slip-and-fall accident.
When these accidents occur on commercial property, an injured person may have grounds on which to pursue a premises liability lawsuit, particularly if the condition existed for some time without action from the property owners.

Accident attorneys consider slip and fall cases to be relatively straightforward in terms of liability because the liability usually falls on the owner or the premises or land. When a person slips, trips, or falls as the result of the property owner’s negligence; they are entitled to fair compensation for their injuries.

Slip and fall injuries fall under the general category of common law negligence. Property owners or management companies are required to exercise reasonable care to ensure that those who enter the property are safe from harm. Whether cleaning up spills, chipping away sidewalk ice, or marking dangerous areas, it is important that commercial and residential owners take appropriate care of property to prevent accidents, including falls.

The Personal Injury Attorneys at Glaser & Ebbs are skilled at representing clients and their family members injured in Slip and Fall Accidents. It often takes legal action to receive fair compensation in these cases. If the responsible party is not found, we will help you look for other coverage. Contact Glaser & Ebbs to learn more about your legal rights and options.