Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Native Settles Lawsuit For $1.3 Million After Slipping And Falling On Snow And Ice.

Slip and fall accidents can arise from a variety of different reasons. However, the most common form of slip and fall accident occurs during the winter months when snow and ice are improperly cleared. Some slips and falls on snow and ice are simply accidents resulting in only minor injuries. However, there are cases in which a slip and fall on an icy patch can lead to more serious injuries, such as cuts and bruises, back pain, sprains, and broken bones. When you slip and fall due to a property owner negligently removing snow and ice from their property, you may be entitled to recover for your pain and suffering, and medical expenses. Contact one of our expert snow and ice accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the complicated litigation process so you can begin to recover.

A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, Bruce Larkin, 60 years-old, and his attorney Franklin R. Strokoff. Esq., of The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP, have recently obtained a settlement of $1.3 million in their slip and fall case. Earlier this year in February, at approximately 11:00 am, Mr. Larkin was walking to meet a friend for coffee when he slipped and fell on ice located on a sidewalk in front of a Philadelphia apartment building. As a result, the top of Mr. Larkin’s head went directly down onto the sidewalk. Mr. Larkin was able to furnish evidence that no part of the sidewalk was entirely clear, and that he tried his best to avoid the patches of snow and ice before he slipped. As a result of the fall, Mr. Larkin sustained a large right-sided subdural hematoma that required craniectomy and cranioplasty surgeries. Mr. Larkin was later diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury. The property owners, and a tenant who allegedly performed snow and ice removal services for the owners, contributed $1,000,000 and $300,000, respectively, towards the settlement.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a snow and ice, slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert Boston snow and ice personal injury lawyers or our expert slip and fall attorneys right away at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. An attorney will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Vermont Driver Struck In The Head By Ice Grateful Injuries Weren’t Worse.

Everybody wants to be safe on the road. But what feeling safe on the road means may differ from season to season. During the summer months, a driver may need to check their tires for proper tread in case bad weather occurs and the roads become slippery. During the winter months, safety may mean removing all snow and ice from your vehicle before beginning to drive. In the trucking industry, everything is about time and money. Truck drivers may only stop for a few minutes before getting back out on the road. This can potentially cause problems, especially in the winter when snow and ice buildup can be common. The potential for some of that snow and ice to fly off a truck and strike another vehicle becomes even more likely when traveling at high speeds across our highways, as so many truckers do.

A Vermont driver was struck in the head last winter when a chunk of ice flew off the top of a passing truck and smashed through her windshield. Celeste Brasseur, 35, of Charlotte, Vermont, says that she is extremely grateful her injuries weren’t worse. Ms. Brasseur was taken to the ER where she needed stitches. Police investigators said her SUV was hit by ice this past winter on Route 7 in Charlotte, Vermont. A chunk of ice apparently broke off the top of a tractor trailer heading in the opposite direction. The collision forced her off the road and caused cuts to her face.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a snow and ice related car accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert Boston car accident personal injury lawyers or our expert snow and ice attorneys right away at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. An attorney will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Snow Causes 20-Car Pile Up On Interstate 91 In Connecticut During Winter.

With all the joys and wonder that accompany the snow during winter months, there are some downsides as well. For example, while driving during winter, a driver’s visibility can decrease significantly. Vehicles may spin out of control and stopping can take a significantly longer time than when the weather is not a factor. It is every driver’s duty to operate their motor vehicle in a safe and considerate manner. However, even if you do everything properly and take all the proper precautions, you may still wind up in an accident. If you have been in an accident, the experienced snow and ice personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates can help guide you through this complicated litigation process.

A crash involving as many as 20 vehicles has closed a section of a Connecticut highway as heavy snow falls in southern New England. The pileup on Interstate 91 in Middletown, Connecticut occurred late one afternoon during the winter and involved at least three tractor-trailers. No serious injuries were reported. Up to 8 inches of snow was expected in parts of Connecticut. Blizzard conditions were reported on Cape Cod and Plymouth County. Officials warned people to stay off the roads as the heavy snow and gusty winds were expected to reduce visibility to near zero.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a snow and ice related car accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert Boston car accident personal injury lawyers or our expert snow and ice attorneys right away at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. An attorney will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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