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Slip-and-fall accidents are dangerous in Boston winters

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2022 | Injuries

Americans are really into exercising and making sure that they keep in shape. In many American cities, including Boston, MA, there is opportunity to run, walk, and bicycle on a path surrounding a body of water. Unfortunately, because of global warming, the weather and the ground surfaces can be unpredictable, sometimes treacherous, and often have long-term consequences in winter.

 

In the warm weather, there is generally no issue with the paths and roads in Boston. The worst that they may ever be is wet from rain. However, in the winter, it is another story. What has often happened in the winter is that the air will be very cold one day and the next day, it will be several degrees warmer. If it happens to rain on the warmer day or some of the snow and ice that was on the ground starts to melt and then the weather turns cold again, the surface conditions can become extremely dangerous.

Many slip-and-fall accidents can potentially occur

If a person experiences a personal injury accident, such as a slip-and-fall accident, the injuries may be extensive. The person may break bones, hit their head, or sustain extensive bruising. Slippery surfaces can really cause a great deal of damage. Even if the person does not break anything, it is very likely that they will experience pain on some part of their body for quite a while.

Depending on the nature of the injury from a slip-and-fall accident, the person may be seriously injured and if that is the case, they should seek medical treatment right away. With the climate conditions that the United States is experiencing currently, more and more people are being injured and their lives are being affected dramatically in many cases.

Seeking the expertise of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer

If you have had a slip-and-fall accident on ice or snow that was on another person’s property, the solid advice of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer may help you to obtain the compensation that you deserve and that you need to cover your expenses so that you can live your life and move on. The support and counsel of a personal injury lawyer may help you to achieve a positive outcome that you were unable to obtain if you sought compensation on your own.

There are many different situations that can cause you to have a slip-and-fall accident, such as slippery surfaces, missing a step on a staircase, slipping on a wet floor in a mall or store, or a carpet that is bunched up. No matter why your accident occurred, legal support can help you to understand the process of seeking compensation thoroughly and the lawyer will be with you at every step.