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Ohio Slip And Fall Injury: Winter is coming!

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Fall might be settling in, but it’s never too early to look forward to winter. With those thoughts of the frigid air creeping in, we should start thinking about all the dangers that come with snow and ice; starting with slip and fall injuries.

Each winter, Wright & Schulte LLC takes the time to give vital information on what to do if you have a slip and fall accident, especially if the incident occurs on someone else’s property. In this blog article, we plan to go over some of the basics on what you should do if a slip and fall accident happens to you.

Some of the most common accidents in the winter include slipping on snow and ice buildup. For example:

  • What happens while you’re walking up the entrance stairs at your neighbor’s house, your foot slips on a pile of snow and ice (that wasn’t shoveled after a snowstorm) and you fall, breaking your leg.

After seeking medical attention, what should your next steps be?

In a situation where you don’t know the person, you would probably opt to sue them. Now you may not want to sue your neighbor (unless you don’t like them). But after any type of slip and fall accident, following these steps can protect yourself and get the compensation that you deserve:

  • Make a record of the incident, especially when it’s still fresh in your mind. Get photographs if you can (the scene of the incident and initial impact of your bodily injury).
  • Mention the circumstances and details that led to your slip and fall incident. For instance, was it snowing out? Were the stairs covered in snow and ice? What kind of condition were the stairs in? This is something you also want to do as soon as possible, before your memory dissipates.
  • Did your neighbor have any warning signs about the condition of his or her stairs? If there were, it could affect your case.

There are other steps one could take when involved in a slip and fall injury. But having an understanding of the aforementioned steps will help you out in any scenario, regardless of where in the incident occurs.

If you or a loved one were injured because of a negligent property owner, and you’re looking for an Ohio premises liability lawyer who will guarantee the caring, personalized and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Ohio state law sets a two-year statute of limitations for accident lawsuits regarding personal injury, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and property damage, so it’s important to act quickly.

For a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case, simply fill out the online form on the right, or call or text Wright & Schulte at (937)-222-7477.