Common Personal Injuries During the Maryland Winter Season

Unhappy young man with injured painful leg sitting on snowy road, outdoors.Snowy, icy, and sleety winter conditions can easily lead to personal injuries. While some of these injuries may be unavoidable or otherwise caused by a bad set of circumstances (such as taking your garbage bin out to the road without realizing ice formed on your driveway the night before), other incidents are the direct result of someone else’s negligence, even though you are the one who was injured.

Some of the most common wintertime personal injuries include:

  • Slip and fallsSlip and falls are exceedingly common during the winter. They are sometimes traced back to someone else’s carelessness. For example, if a burst pipe from an apartment building goes ignored and unrepaired, and leaks across the sidewalk, someone could slip.
  • Brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can easily be life-altering. A TBI could be caused by an unsafe motorist who is speeding during a snowstorm and causes a crash as a result, or by a bad fall caused by icy conditions at an unsafe apartment building or shopping mall.
  • Motor vehicle accidents. Winter weather requires greater care when you’re behind the wheel. If someone is driving recklessly, or under the influence of alcohol, and you get in an accident as a result, then you may have a claim against the other driver.
  • Premises liabilityThis area of personal injury law deals with properties that have unsafe conditions that lead to a physical injury. Stores, apartment buildings, and hotels have certain responsibilities when it comes to clearing ice and snow, repairing water leaks, and keeping the property reasonably safe for customers. If they ignore maintenance and safety issues, you may be able to make a claim against them if you are injured on the property.

Of course, as you know, icy and snow-packed conditions are inherently dangerous. Therefore, it takes an experienced attorney to determine if someone is actually liable. Personal injury lawyer Patrick Troxler has been handling these claims for many years. During a consultation with you, he will investigate what took place and determine who is responsible. He will make sure you know all of your options for pursuing compensation and justice.

To arrange a complimentary consultation with experienced injury attorney Patrick Troxler in Waldorf, Maryland, please contact the law firm at 301-709-7195.

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