If you are suffering from a back injury from an icy parking lot, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Many people in your situation find it helpful to talk to a reputable personal injury lawyer to find out what their rights are. Cohen & Cohen has over 30 years of experience successfully defending the rights of injured people. Someone from our dedicated legal team is available to discuss the details of your accident and to give you a free case evaluation.
Property owners, and in some cases people who are in charge of a property even though they do not own it, are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds and any buildings that are a part of it. They are responsible for the safety of anyone who comes on to their property and must make sure that lights work when and where they are supposed to, walkways and other walking surfaces should be kept smooth and free of debris, there are handrails on stairs and other steep walkways, slick surfaces are cleaned up or covered with a material that is suitable for people to safely walk on, and security features and systems should be in good working order, name just a few of the many things property owners are responsible to ensure the safety of people who visit or live on the property. If a property owner or manager fails to maintain their property so that it is safe for people who utilize it and someone is injured on their property as a result of their negligence, the injured party may be able to seek compensation for their injury under premise liability laws, with a personal injury claim.
If you are suffering from a back injury from an icy parking lot, it may be in your best interest to find out what your rights are from an attorney who has experience in fighting premise liability, personal injury cases. Depending on the specific details of how you wound up getting injured because of an icy parking lot, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and related expenses or financial hardships. If you (and your lawyer) can prove that the property owner or manager was negligent in letting the ice remain where you were injured, you may be able to get the property owner to pay the compensation you are entitled to. It does not matter whether you were walking, driving or riding as a passenger in a car when you were injured. If the parking lot owner or manager did not maintain their property and keep it up to basic safety standards, someone who is injured on their property may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
Pain from a back injury can be sudden and severe, and often causes injured people to be unable to perform their daily tasks and functions. Common injuries include but are not limited to:
– Sprains and strains, often caused by an injury to the ligaments
– Fractured and/or dislocated spine, can also lead to spinal cord injuries
– Torn, ruptured or herniated discs
– Cauda equina syndrome, an injury that causes the compression of nerves in the lower back
If you are suffering from a back injury from an icy parking lot, someone is available at Cohen & Cohen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.