We get so much snow in Colorado, maneuvering icy sidewalks is almost considered a winter sport! But slipping and falling is no joke, and could lead to a serious – and potentially long-lasting – injury. Business owners, homeowners and municipalities are responsible for clearing public walkways and/or spreading salt or sand no later than 24 hours after a snowstorm ends. Failure to remove a dangerous condition such as ice or snow on a sidewalk or driveway may result in pedestrian injury. Even a buildup of ice from a previous storm could be considered dangerous and a liability.
What steps should you take if you slip and fall on a sidewalk or driveway due to the negligence of the responsible party? Consider the following:
1. Call 911 or your doctor immediately.
2. Photograph the area where you fell and the immediate surrounding area, and note the time of day or night. Do this as quickly as possible because conditions can change.
3. Monitor your symptoms closely, even writing down hourly updates. It is important to have as much information as possible.
4. Call The Frickey Law Firm for a free consultation. Our highly-experienced attorneys will able to assess your information and determine if you have a case.
Take care during these last snowy months! No one wants an injury, but if it happens, it’s important to know how to handle the situation.
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