Warm Weather Slip and Fall Accidents in New Jersey
Warm weather may be here, but it doesn’t mean slip and fall accidents just go away. The injuries that happen during this time of year may not get the same attention as the ones that occur during the winter, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t significant issues. They are. Someone could get seriously hurt, or even worse, die from their injuries.
Where do many slip and falls happen when the temperatures start to climb? The obvious answer is outdoors. Barbeques, bonfires, camping trips, picnics, vacations, and much more are something we all look forward to, but they can pose a threat if you aren’t being careful.
Wet surfaces are one of the main causes of slip and fall injuries at this time of year. For example, the surface around your pool can be extremely slippery. Those who aren’t swimming but still enjoying themselves should be cautious around the pool’s surface in order to reduce the risk of potential injury. You can easily slip if you aren’t paying attention.
That’s not the only slip and fall accident water can cause. Rain showers and thunderstorms can cause surfaces to get pretty slick too. Sidewalks can become sliding boards and grassy hills can become mudslides. It’s a sloppy mess you should be cautious of.
Your Shoes Can Be Dangerous
Warm weather means you can finally wear your favorite open-toed footwear again. Shoes like flip-flops and sandals are less secure than other types of footwear worn around the year and often have less grip. This tends to lead to more slip and fall accidents. You should always bring the proper footwear to the environment you plan on being in. It can potentially save you from an injury.
Property Slip and Fall Injuries
Other than wet surfaces and dangerous footwear causing slip and fall accidents, there are other factors to consider. Property owners should take the necessary steps to make their premises safe and secure to potential visitors. This can include repairing broken sidewalks, removing debris from a walkway, and providing warning for potentially hazardous areas.
Failure to protect people from slip and fall accidents that could have been prevented can result in the following injuries:
- Abrasions and cuts
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head injuries and concussions
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone
Warm weather slip and fall accidents can be prevented if the proper safety measurements are taken. For thirty years, Attorney Anthony Carbone has been helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve. If you are the victim of any type of slip and fall injury in New Jersey, contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone. The consultation is free.