Tips to Avoid Winter Slip and Fall Accidents
Just as snow and ice can compromise traction for motor vehicles, they can also make footing treacherous for pedestrians. It is important for property owners and municipalities to clear their pathways and sidewalks and sometimes even to sprinkle on a layer of sand to give pedestrians better traction. Without this assistance, walkers and joggers might suffer serious injuries from slip and fall accidents.
Although most people associate slips and falls merely with bruised pride, these accidents can also lead to broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord damage. If a careless property owner has failed to clear his or her pathways, leading to a slip and fall accident, you should not let this go unpunished. To pursue the financial compensation that you deserve, contact an experienced Danville premises liability lawyer from Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today.
Preventing Slips and Falls
Unfortunately, you cannot hibernate inside and avoid the winter weather outdoors. However, there are some things you can do to help protect yourself from winter slip and fall accidents. To avoid slips and falls, you can try the following:
- Give yourself time to slow down
- Pay attention to your footing and the condition of the sidewalk ahead
- Keep your arms as free as possible so that you can use them for balance
- Wear shoes with thick soles and tread to help provide a better grip
- Do not overburden yourself with heavy parcels
Also, you should be especially careful if you are carrying a baby or child in your arms. If you slip and fall, you can drop or crush the child beneath you. Keep babies in carriers so that they have an additional amount of protection.
Of course, no matter how careful you may be, you cannot always protect yourself and your loved ones from slip and fall accidents. If you have suffered from a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence then you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a knowledgeable Danville premises liability attorney from Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today to discuss your case.