Summer is just around the corner. This season of the year is important to many people because they go out and enjoy the summer sun on the beach, in shopping malls or stores, amusement parks, and different places where they can sweat and forget the coldness brought about by winter. This time of the year, like wintertime, has a high number of slip and fall accidents. When people go out and troop to a place, they have a high chance of encountering a slip and fall accident in that place.
As summer brings not only joy but potential injury due to slip and fall, it is very important that people take extra caution when going out to public places. Here are important things to bear in mind when you go out this summer.
While property owners have the responsibility to make their property safe, visitors must also take measures to take care of themselves. Visitors should not go to a public place that has a bad record of slip and fall accidents. If you visit a public place, you must do your research first before you visit it this summer. Check the place if it is safe for you and your family.
Many people flock to amusement parks and water parks during summer to take pleasure in fun and cool water these parks bring. Take note that although pools can be enjoyable, slipping near or in the pool can be deadly. You should always remember that wet or slippery surfaces reduce traction. Water makes the surface slippery. The resisting force, in this case, is reduced which leads to more time and energy slowing down, balancing, and controlling.
When you go out to the beach or pool with your children, make sure that you look after them at all times. Do not leave them unsupervised. According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the second leading cause of death for children is drowning. Children are also prone to slip or trip in slippery places. You should be with them always to avoid potential risks.
The great weather during summer also entices people to make outdoor improvements. Thus, the potential risks of falling debris or debris in the pathway, paint jobs, and broken sidewalks are common. Make sure that the sidewalk that you are traversing is free from such risks to avoid slipping, tripping, and falling.
In any event that you slip and fall, and there is negligence on the part of the property owner, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Talk to a slip and fall accident lawyer about the accident.