Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, and that means winter is right around the corner. For many Minnesotans, it already feels like the middle of winter with low temperatures and plenty of snow on the ground. And as fall turns to winter, certain personal injury accidents begin to increase. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at two types of personal injury lawsuits that become more common during the winter, and why you should seriously consider hiring a lawyer if you are involved in either of these incidents.
Lawyer Up For These Two Winter Personal Injury Cases
Here’s a look at two common personal injury cases that tend to spike during the winter, and why hiring a lawyer can make all the difference in maximizing your injury award.
Car Accidents – Car accidents are common at any time of the year, because while summer involves more cars on the road and faster speeds, winter involves worse road conditions and lower visibility. Those two points are exactly why you need a personal injury lawyer for a winter driving accident. Less visibility can not only make it harder for witnesses to back up your version of events, but it can also lead to discrepancies between the two parties involved in the accident. If it’s tougher to see due to snow, fog and less daylight, it can be tougher to prove your version of the accident is the truth.
Also, with poorer road conditions, it doesn’t take much for snow and ice to lead to a fender bender. And even though Minnesota is a no-fault state, you may still have compensation options if you are rear-ended at a red light this winter. Hire a lawyer and put forth the strongest case for your winter car accident case.
Slip and Falls – Slip and fall accidents are much more common during the winter months, especially in Minnesota where snow and ice likes to accumulate on our sidewalks and walkways. Depending on where the slip occurred, you may be able to take legal action against a neighbor, a landlord, a business owner or the state to help offset your medical bills and other damages. However, knowing who is at fault, proving that fault and calculating your potential claim worth is a very complex process.
This is where a personal injury lawyer comes in. Dean and the team at Margolis Law Office have helped countless individuals win awards for their winter slip and fall claim, and we can do the same for you. Even if you are partially to blame for the fall, you still may be entitled to compensation. If you slip and fall this winter and require medical attention for your injuries, set up a no risk consultation with a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later.
We hope you stay safe throughout the winter months, but if a car accident or a slip and fall injury occurs, know that you have legal options. Reach out to Dean and his team and collect what you rightfully deserve. For more information or to set up a free consultation, give his team at call today at (952) 230-2700.