What are the Most Common Spring Slip and Fall Hazards?

April 30, 2020

Slip and falls can happen any time of the year as a result of slippery or uneven floors, loose cords, or torn carpeting. Hundreds of patients visit the emergency room during the months of May through September due to slip and falls, according to a report from the University of Utah. If you or someone you know was injured as a result of a slip and fall, you may be eligible for compensation. As the temperature outside increases, people tend to spend more time engaging in outdoor activities. Common types of spring slip and falls include:

  • Wet surfaces. Wet surfaces are one of the main causes of slip and fall injuries. Spring brings with it lots of rain. The increase in rain and the potential of temperatures to drop below freezing, can lead to icy streets and sidewalks.
  • Property slip and falls. Property owners have a responsibility to keep visitors safe. When a slip and fall occurs on someone’s property, this is a premises liability issue, and is usually due to a property owner negligence. Failure to keep patrons safe from hazards may lead to injuries, including:
    • Head injuries and concussions
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Broken bones
    • Cuts and abrasions
  • Damaged sidewalks. Uneven or cracked sidewalks can lead to slip and falls.

Slip and Fall Lawsuits

Slip and fall lawsuits can be a long and difficult process. Evidence will need to be collected in order to receive a settlement you are satisfied with. If you fail to produce the appropriate evidence, such as photographs and witness statements, insurance companies can potentially blame you for the slip and fall accident, even if it was not your fault. They will also try to deny your claim.

Avoid Slip and Fall Injuries this Spring

In order to avoid a slip and fall injury this spring, it is important to know that slip and falls during this particular season are normally due to heavy rain. You should also stay safe when at the pool as surfaces around pools are wet and slippery. The type of footwear you have on can also lead to slip and fall injuries. Open toed shoes, such as sandals and flip flops, can increase your risk of a slip and fall injury.

Camden Slip and Fall Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Represent Clients Injured in All Types of Slip and Fall Accidents

If you or someone you know was injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact a Camden slip and fall lawyer at DiTomaso Law. We will fight for your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 856-414-0010. Located in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, including Mt. Holly, Camden County, and Vineland.