Last Updated: February 14, 2021

Injury Lawyer in Chicago Explains Winter Car Accidents and Falls Due To Ice and Snow.

Injury Lawyer in Chicago Explains Winter Car Accidents and Falls Due To Ice and Snow.

Whether you fell down or had a car crash due to wet and icy conditions, an injury lawyer in CHicago will know what to do and how to advise you if you got hurt in an accident.

Today we’re going to talk about if you've had a winter car accident, you are in good company. In Chicago, winter is car crash and fall down season. We are going to talk about the things you need to look out for if you’ve been injured in one of these ways.

In winter with all the snow and ice, there are just more hazards that can result in an injury. We get it’s totally different than walking or  driving on dry roads or sidewalks without snow and ice. So there’s definitely an upswing of car crashes in Chicago as well as slip and falls.

If you got hurt, gives us a call for a free consultation.

How To A Fall On Ice Or A Car Crash Due To Road Conditions

1.  Dress Appropriately With Good Boots.

Dressing warm enough will help you not rush when you are out walking in cold temepratures.  Or even in your car before it heats up.  Also, make sure your shoes or boots are 'grippy' on the bottom and are designed to be able to withstand cold, ice and water.  Besides ruining your smooth-soled dress shoes, it also increases your chances at a slip and fall.

2. Stay Home Or Put Off Errands Until Snow Clears.

It can take a few days for snow to clear after a heavy snow.  It may take up to a couple of days for people to shovel and put down rock salt, and for streets to be plowed.  Waiting to drive or run errands until the winter weather has been cleared is a good idea.

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3.  Be Extra Aware.

Some ice is hard to see, and some road conditions are not known untill you are driving on them.  This any good injury lawyer in Chicago will admit.  But by being extra aware, you can avoid patches of ice, dangerous road condtions, and look for alterative, safer routes.

However, most of the time, snow and ice is unavoidable in Chicago in winter months. This results in car crashes in winter and a slip and fall on ice.

So what do you need to look out for if you’ve been in a winter car accident?

First, make sure there’s a police report.

The police report gives us car insurance information that we have to have in order to win your case.

Also, see if you can find a witness who is independent.

Somebody standing on the street or somebody in another car who says the accident happened the way you said it did. This is really important to help prove your case.

Finally, if you’ve been injured in the crash, absolutely make sure that you get medical care immediately and regularly.
That’s what the insurance company and ultimately what a judge and jury is going to expect you to do if you’re claiming injuries from a car crash.

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With snow and ice melting all over the place and being tracked in and leaky roofs and overhangs, people fall down a lot in wintertime.

So the questions here are: who owns and manages the property you fell on?

This is important so that we identify everyone who was, or might have been responsible for your fall.

Nextwhat caused you to fall and how long has it been there?

Remember we have to prove that it was an unreasonably dangerous condition that could have been fixed by the owner or manager. So we need to know exactly what caused you to fall and how long it was there.  I need to know it because we might have to prove it in Court.

Finally, just like in a car accident, if you have injuries and pain, don’t hold off going to the doctor.  Gaps in medical treatment kill these cases. So if you’ve been hurt make sure you see a doctor, get diagnosed and follow the doctor’s advice.

If you follow this advice you are definitely ahead of the game in being able to prove your injury case.

Whether you had a car accident due to ice or fell on ice or snow (or how ever you got hurt), getting a free consultation from a injury lawyer in chicago is the best thing you can do to protect your rights.

Here's what you need to know about talking to an injury lawyer in Chicago:

  • The call and consultation is 100% free.
  • There is no obligation to hire the lawyer unless you want you.
  • You get answers to your questions and peace of mind.
  • The injury lawyer in Chicago can tell you the strength and weaknesses of your case, and what your case might be worth.

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life....5 star first class act who really knows his stuff."

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Call Now.

If you have any questions I offer a free no-obligation consultation and I have been an injury lawyer in Chicago for more than 20 years.  So call me at 312-500-4500.

I look forward to hearing from you and thanks for watching the video.

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