News: Falling ice a danger as snow recedes
AUSTIN, TX – As temperatures warm and snow recedes, Austin residents will face a new personal injury risk: falling ice.
KXAN reports that ice and snow that have accumulated on roofs and overhangs over the last several days will now start breaking apart due to warmer, sunny weather. This presents a risk to anyone who may be below these accumulations when they inevitably fall.
The story cites a doctor with the Cleveland Clinic, who warns that lacerations and concussions are a serious risk given the conditions. If you see someone suffering from an injury caused by falling ice, Dr. Waters says to put pressure on an open wound, apply a non-stick bandage, and to seek professional medical attention as soon as possible.
If you’ve been hurt because a business or property owner did not take the necessary precautions to keep you safe, the Austin premises liability attorney of Loewy Law Firm is here to help. Tell him about your case and find out if you are owed compensation by scheduling a free consultation today.