Best Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries
While accidents happen every day, slip and fall accidents that occur due to someone else’s negligence, and on someone else’s property, shouldn’t. If you have recently been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your medical bills and emotional suffering. While this is an option, it is ideal to prevent these type of accidents in the first place. Here are some tips to reduce your risk of being in a slip and fall accident.
1. Wear the proper footwear: Whenever you go out, it is important to wear the proper footwear for the weather and location. Avoid wearing shoes with broken heels or frayed laces, as these increase your chances for an accident. Remember if the weather is poor, wear shoes with plenty of traction that can handle wet or icy conditions.
2. Avoid poorly lit areas: Slip and fall accidents often occur due to poor lighting (e.g. dark parking lots or stockrooms), so try to avoid areas like these. If you notice broken lights in a store, apartment complex, or at your job, always report them to the manager or owner. When possible, stay in well-lit areas or carry portable lighting with you.
3. Follow posted warnings signs: If there are any potential hazards on a walkway, property managers or business owners are required to post signs warning people of the danger. Whether it’s a wet floor, chemical leak, or broken glass, you should have ample warning about it so that you can avoid the area and prevent any falls.
4. Always remain alert: It is important to air on the side of caution when it comes to navigating hazardous or unfamiliar areas. Avoid using drugs or alcohol, watch where you are walking, and if you need mobility assistance (cane, walker, etc.) always make sure you are prepared.
If you have recently been injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t suffer in silence. Contact us at KG Law to schedule your free consultation. Our compassionate legal team is here to get you back on your feet.