Your Next Steps After a Winter Slip and Fall Accident

shutterstock 321697181 (1) Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy the cooler weather and maybe even enjoy a snow day or two. However, during the wintertime—as with any season—there are a number of environmental hazards that could put your personal safety at risk. Some of the most common culprits for causing personal injury claims during the winter are ice and snow, which often cause unfortunate slip-and-fall accidents. That’s when you’ll want a personal injury attorney by your side like those at Lenahan & Dempsey, P.C.

But more importantly, let’s talk about what actions you may want to consider in the wake of a wrongful slip and fall accident of any severity.

You’ve Had a Winter Slip and Fall Accident—Now What?

During the winter months, slip and fall accidents are often the result of negligent property owners or managers. If you ever find yourself suffering from a slip and fall accident that could have been reasonably avoided, here are some actions to consider taking:

  1. First and foremost, make sure that you or the loved one who suffered a slip and fall is ok. Health and safety should always come first. Seeking medical attention will also provide documentation of your injuries.
  2. Next, you’ll want to report your slip and fall accident to any relevant authorities as soon as you are able. This can include the owner of the property and the property manager. In some cases, you may want to consider informing the police as well. All of these will help create official records of the incident.
  3. Then, it will be time to gather evidence. Evidence can be photos you took at the scene of the accident, the time and date of the fall, and any witness testimony you may be able to obtain.

Last but not least, there is one more thing to consider doing in the wake of a wrongful slip and fall accident of any severity.

Reach Out to Lenahan & Dempsey, P.C.

If you have a personal injury claim due to a winter slip and fall accident, don’t sign any insurance documents until you’ve had a proper review from Lenahan & Dempsey, P.C.  Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys today by calling 888-536-2426.  We proudly serve Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Honesdale, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Danville, Tunkhannock, the Pocono Mountains region, and all of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.


Call 888.536.2426 for a free consultation.

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