Slips and falls seem almost inevitable during the winter time. Your chances of slipping increase from wet icy sidewalks and slippery floors. When the weather is bad, it is important take precautions to protect yourself from slips and falls⎯ a simple fall could result in some really nasty injuries and a call to your lawyer.
A slip and fall can occur in both private and public locations. Businesses work hard to clean up after snow or rainfall, but accidents still happen. If you have been injured in a slip accident, contact an attorney from Robert J. DeBry and Associates. In order to avoid personal injury try to keep these tips in mind.
Protect yourself from a slip and fall in your own home with a few extra precautions. Put a few mats or rugs in place at your entry ways so that you and your family can wipe your feet as you enter. Taking off wet shoes and putting them in a designated area will help prevent any excess water from puddling around your home. Encourage your family to switch from shoes to slippers as they enter the home. Maybe having extra socks or slippers for your guests can help you out as well.
As much as fun as it would be to stay home during rain or snow days, unfortunately that’s not how life works. If you have to go out to work or a doctor’s appointment during bad weather, prepare yourself for slick conditions. Be sure to shovel snow on your sidewalks and driveways. Lay out ice melt or salt to prevent any ice buildup on your walkways. Another great way to protect yourself is to wear proper footwear. Having good grip on your boots or shoes will keep you from slipping.
In the event of a fall, there are a few things to keep in mind. Assess your injuries immediately. If you are in a business or on someone else’s property, be sure to report your injury at the scene. Seek medical attention if necessary and contact an attorney from Robert J. DeBry and Associates.