While a winter wonderland may be the most beautiful thing you’ll see all year, winter can also be the most dangerous season. Snow may be nice to look at, but you have to remember to always be cautious when walking or driving on it ⎯ especially in towns like Provo, Utah where the snow starts to pile up.
Slip and fall injuries are just the beginning of the many cases that can arise during the winter. Here are some of the most common forms of injuries you may sustain in the winter.
Slipping on Ice or Snow
The most obvious injury comes from the snow and ice on sidewalks, in front of stores and inside of public buildings. It’s always important to make sure that you shovel any snow that may pile up on your residential area. If someone happens to slip on the sidewalk outside your home or on your driveway, they may get their slip and fall lawyer involved in opening a case against your negligence to keep your property clean.
On the other hand, if you sustain a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, such as a store’s failure to clean up any spills or water tracks from the melted snow, you can contact your local attorney and open a case against the store.
Auto Accidents in the Snow
Not all injuries are sustained on foot, however. The winter season also makes driving more dangerous than it already is. It is important to have an attorney on standby during the winter because the weather conditions can affect a person’s ability to drive safely.
Don’t let an auto accident put a damper on your holidays, contact an attorney here at Robert J. DeBry and Associates if you have been a victim of any winter injuries. We may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.