Updated August 29, 2019
When you venture outside during inclement winter weather, you can be at risk of serious injury. Snow that remains on pavement can turn to ice, slippery walking areas can cause you to fall, and driving on slick roads can lead to collisions.
Stay safe during the winter months, and if you suffer a winter-weather related injury and believe you are not at fault, consider contacting a personal injury attorney.
Winter weather injuries can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including slips and falls, snow removal, driving accidents, or hypothermia.
Slipping and falling on snow or ice can lead to serious injuries, such as the following:
Seniors are especially at risk of slips and falls, even more so if they have osteoporosis or balance issues.
Shoveling snow or using a snow blower can cause muscle sprains or tears. Vulnerable areas include ankles, the lower back, and wrists.
Additionally, snow removal activities are the most common cause of back injuries during the winter months.
Inclement winter weather causes dangerous driving conditions, which in turn can lead to collisions, accidents, or crashes.
Hypothermia occurs when your body temperature is abnormally low after prolonged exposure to the extreme cold. It is a medical emergency and can lead to death if left untreated.
Be diligent when you encounter winter weather conditions. Follow these tips to stay as safe as possible:
If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer from Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you build your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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