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Snow And Ice Slip-And-Fall-Accidents In Washington

Last updated on June 12, 2024

The risk of a slip-and-fall accident can increase in snowy or icy conditions. Even a small slip could leave you with serious or permanent harm like spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injuries. You deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and more, but who is responsible for your injuries?

At Pendergast Law, we understand the challenges you face. We are a compassionate legal team based in Seattle, dedicated to helping you find legal solutions at a difficult time. We have 40 years of experience and our attorneys understand the ins and outs of the slip-and-fall claims process. We also offer free consultations to help you make informed decisions.

What Legal Responsibilities Do Washington Property Owners Have?

Property owners must keep public areas reasonably free of slip-and-fall hazards, including snow and ice. Under Seattle’s Municipal Code, property owners and occupants are expected to remove snow and ice in a timely manner and prevent its buildup whenever practical.  Both commercial and private property owners owe a duty of care to create and maintain safe walking conditions.

How Can You Prove Negligence In A Slip-And-Fall Accident Due To Snowy Or Icy Conditions?

Negligence is the cornerstone of a successful injury claim. It shows that the property owner knew about the dangerous conditions – or should have known – and failed to take appropriate action by removing snow and ice in 24 hours. Evidence may include CCTV footage, photos from the scene, expert witness testimonies, witness statements and more.

What Should You Do Immediately After A Slip-And-Fall Caused By Ice Or Snow?

If you suffer slip-and-fall injuries, seek medical care. If possible, you should also take photographs, document the conditions and make a report to the property owner. The next step is taking your story and evidence to an injury lawyer for a thorough review.

Call For A Consultation

A slip-and-fall accident can lead to lost wages, catastrophic medical bills and much more. Set up a consultation with a Seattle personal injury lawyer to learn more about your options for injury compensation. Contact us online or dial 888-539-9211 to schedule your first meeting.

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