Winter in New England can bring some pretty brutal weather that can include snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain. With each winter storm comes the potential for a slip and fall accident that could seriously injure you or someone you love.
Slip and fall accidents caused by ice, snow or other winter precipitation have some specific legal issues that other types of personal injury cases do not have. It is important that you contact an attorney immediately in order to protect your rights. An experienced personal injury attorney, like the attorneys at Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli, can make sure these requirements are met so that you can receive the maximum recovery for your case.
Private Property vs. City Property
It is important to contact an attorney right away so that the proper party can be notified of your accident. If you fell on a sidewalk or a road, it may be difficult to tell whether a city or a private party is responsible for the spot where you fell. If a city or town is responsible, written notice of your claim must be sent to the city or town within 90 days of the accident or you will be forever barred from pursuing a claim. An experienced attorney knows how to determine who is responsible for the property where you fell and how to meet the legal notice requirements to keep your claim open.
Destruction of Evidence
The snow and ice that caused your fall can melt in a matter of hours or be cleaned up in a matter of minutes. An experienced attorney knows that evidence of the snow and ice can be crucial to your case, and can provide you with instructions on how to best document the evidence or send an investigator to document it before it is gone forever. Waiting to contact an attorney may put your case in jeopardy. Call an attorney immediately after your fall to protect your claim.
If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall on ice or snow in Connecticut, you should contact an attorney right away. The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli has experience handling slip and fall claims and will deal with the legal requirements and the insurance company on your behalf so you can focus on getting better. Contact us today for a free consultation at 1-800-WIN-WIN-1.