Slipping in the snow and ice can lead to severe injuries, and these incidents are particularly prevalent in the Charlotte area during the winter. Victims can sustain serious injuries in the event they slip and fall in the snow or ice, and these accidents often occur due to the careless or negligent actions of a property owner. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we are standing by to help when you need a Charlotte slip and fall attorney after these incidents. We will investigate every aspect of your claim and work to secure full compensation for your losses.
Our cold winters can lead to snow and ice slip and falls
When most people think of snow and ice in North Carolina, they think of Asheville, Boone, and other mountainous areas of the state. However, it certainly gets cold enough in and around Charlotte for snow and ice to affect our residents and visitors.
The Charlotte snow and ice slip and fall accident attorneys at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. know that property owners have to be ready for cold days and nights. Property owners have a duty to ensure the safety of their guests on their premises, and this includes maintaining any walkways that could become snowed over or icy and create hazards.
Property owners must exercise reasonable care when it comes to maintaining the safety of the areas of their property where the public could reasonably be expected to be. This duty will include the periodic inspection of the premises and the removal or remediation of ice and snow within a reasonable amount of time. Failing to fulfill this duty could result in the property owner being negligent and held liable in the event a patron slips and falls and is injured.
Snow and ice slip and fall injuries in Charlotte
At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our qualified and experienced team regularly helps slip and fall accident victims who have sustained the following injuries:
- Open head wounds
- Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries(including concussions)
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe sprains and strains
- Lacerations or puncture wounds
- Deep bruising or mild internal bleeding
- Neck and back injuries (including whiplash)
We recommend that all slip and fall accident victims seek medical assistance as soon as possible to ensure their well-being. This will also establish a link between the slip and fall accident and their injuries.
We are standing by to offer a free consultation of your case
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a snow or ice accident in Charlotte due to the negligence of a property owner, contact an attorney today. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we are dedicated to helping premises liability victims secure compensation for their losses. This can include:
- Any medical bills caused by the slip and fall accident
- Lost income if a victim cannot work while they recover
- Any household out-of-pocket expenses the victim incurs
- Mental anguish and emotional distress damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages