Rhode Island SUV Crushed by Falling Ice.

Ice and snow make a regular appearance every winter along the east coast. Some years, such as this one, have more snow and ice than others.  This can lead to large accumulations on roofs and sidewalks, which only grows larger as winter continues. When this accumulation becomes too great, large chunks of ice and snow can fall, potentially causing serious harm below.  When that happens, the owner of the building that the ice fell from may be able to be held accountable for resulting injuries. If you or a family member has been injured by snow or ice, contact our Boston snow and ice attorneys at 617-787-3700, 24/7, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Our firm has worked on thousands of personal injury cases in the greater Boston and Massachusetts area over the past few decades.  We have gained a superb reputation for achieving excellent results for our clients.  Your initial consultation is free and confidential, so call today!

A woman in Cranston, RI drove to her nearby salon for a hair appointment.  She arrived at her destination, got out of her vehicle, and went inside to check in for her appointment.  While inside, the woman heard a loud thud, and went outside to investigate.

Once outside, the woman saw a massive chunk of ice on top of the front of her white SUV.  The entire front end of her SUV was demolished by the falling ice.  Her hood was warped and twisted, having completely buckled under the weight of the ice.

Fortunately, no one was injured by the ice.  It does reflect, however, the serious potential harm that falling ice and snow can cause.  The ice was able to twist metal and plastic, as if they were merely paper.  If the SUV was moving, it could have caused a car accident.   If the ice had hit a person, it certainly would have caused significant harm, or possibly even death.

In Massachusetts, property owners may be held liable for injuries sustained from snow and ice that falls off their buildings.  Have you been injured by falling snow or ice? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 to know your rights and options.  Your needs are our top priority!

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