Ice is dangerous- period. It doesn’t matter who you are, what age or ability, you are always at risk for serious injury if you slip on ice. You are more likely to sustain a critical injury when you fall on ice because you are moving faster than a normal fall and your body may move in unnatural directions.
We find that most business owners do the right thing and care for their property. The majority of business owners do not want their customers to be hurt and they go to great lengths to ensure the safety of the public. We commend these institutions for doing what is right.
Since the beginning of the year, though, we have opened several cases that involved traumatic injury as a result of slip and falls on ice. These cases occurred due to the negligence of a property owner who failed to remove ice or they failed to provide adequate lighting for the property. These injuries range from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries. Sadly, our investigations revealed that all of these cases could have been prevented had a property owner taken the time to ensure their land was safe for the public.
These victims of negligence are not looking for a get-rich-quick-scheme. In truth, they will likely be out of work for up to a year, many of these injured people will receive surgery and some victims may never regain their former abilities. Many of our clients have to pay out-of-pocket for their medical expenses and are just hoping to recoup their financial losses. These types of cases are public safety issues. Basch and Keegan accepts these cases to ensure that corporations and property owners do not cut corners to save themselves money at the expense of someone else’s safety.
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a slip and fall on ice and you believe it could have been prevented, please call us. We will go over the facts with you for free and let you know if you have a case.