Sleet and Ice May Pose Risks for Injuries

Sleet and Ice Arrive in Texas

There was power outage reported in many areas in Texas on December 6, 2013.  Wind chill advisories cautioned people not to go out unless they had to. Winter is a prime time for weather-related accidents in many states, including Texas.

Ice storms knocked out power to residences and businesses alike, and this makes it even more difficult to deal with unsure footing. Freezing rain and accumulating ice make walking treacherous. People at businesses who have injuries from a fall due to conditions that were not addressed may contact a Dallas personal injury attorney, to help in securing payment for the treatment of their injuries.

Even when wintry precipitation ends, the temperatures may remain below freezing, which means that businesses need to keep their walkways and parking lots free of ice. Even companies who lose power in winter storms must still use due diligence to clear away snow and ice to prevent slips and falls. If customers still fall and are injured, they may wish to contact Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to help in recovering monies spent for health care after the incident.

When airline flights are cancelled at DFW, the weather must be bad. Over 4,000 travelers had to spend the night of December 6 in an airport terminal, since their flights could not get off the ground. Seaport, Delta and United also canceled flights scheduled to fly out of Dallas Love Field.

Businesses near the airport were still up and running if they had power that day, and the owners and managers are responsible for making sure that customers are safe when they are on their premises. They may need to run to the pharmacy for an emergency prescription, or to the grocery for much-needed food or milk.

Storeowners have a legal responsibility to ensure that their businesses provide safe walkways for customers. If someone falls on their premises and is injured, that person should contact a Dallas personal injury attorney, so that their medical expenses don’t come out of their own pockets.

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