Warmer Weather Equals More Slip and Falls?
As we approach spring, the weather gets warmer, the grass gets greener, and the roads get safer. But what is something we forget? We forget that winter isn’t finished yet. We easily forget that we still must be careful when walking down the sidewalks and in parking lots because the ice is still melting. It is easy to become unaware of our surroundings and move quick without hesitation when we feel warmer weather.
Oftentimes, businesses will forget to salt their parking lots because of no snow. But they don’t realize there is still ice on and in the sidewalks and parking lots. It is not the responsibility of each owner to constantly salt although we may feel this way. There is too much liability for them if there was a rule in place that owners and businesses must salt every day because of the off chance they may not do it, they will be held liable. Unfortunately, that is the way it is and nothing can be done. But on the bright side, what can be done is taking caution in how we move throughout different areas outside. We can take it easy to ensure that we prevent as many slips & falls as possible.
TIPS FOR Outside WALKING
- Move slow with extra caution
- Wear non- slip shoes for extra traction
- Don’t rush or run to your next location. It can wait!
- Warn others about slippery spots if you find one
- Carry an extra assist such as cane/walker
- Have someone help you!
Outside slip and falls happen constantly and there is nothing that I can pursue. I can only help prevent that by warning you and providing be safe tips preventing it as much as possible. Now if you or a loved one is injured by a slip & fall inside an establishment? Call me. I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.