In areas of the country where there is winter, slip and fall accidents are a major cause of concern at this time of year due to snow and ice accumulation. In areas with a harsh winter, frozen ice and snow are a major cause of slip and fall accidents as well as premises liability lawsuits. While Miami residents are fortunate in that they do not need to worry about ice and snow, Miami slip and fall accidents are still a concern at this time of year. In fact, these types of accidents can occur more often at this time of year. There are many reasons for this.
While Miami does not have to worry about ice and snow, rain can still lead to wet leaves and water accumulation on the ground, which can cause a slip and fall danger. To avoid having a Miami head injury or other serious injury take place on your property, ensure that you check for any slip and fall hazards and remove them promptly. If there are areas that you cannot keep dry easily, consider placing a sign to alert visitors of the danger. Failure to remove slip and fall hazards, especially if you own a business property, can easily lead to Miami premises liability suits, so it makes sense to do a regular safety audit of your property to ensure that everyone stays safe.
Busy stores are another culprit at this time of year. When stores get hectic, employees sometimes are focused on just processing long line-ups at the cash, and with more customers in the stores, spills in aisles are more likely, as are messes and merchandise on the floor. If you are shopping during the holiday rush, wear practical shoes that have good no-slip treads. If you notice a spill or other danger while shopping, alert store personnel.
More errands during the holidays also mean more walking, which can lead to an increase in Miami pedestrian accidents and slip and fall injuries. If you will be out and about walking during the holidays, dress appropriately and with good walking shoes. Try to run your errands during the day, when visibility is good. Consider running errands with friends. This makes errands more fun and also helps keep you safer while you are walking.
Miami slip and fall accidents can be a serious type of accident. In some cases, they lead to broken bones, Miami spinal cord injuries, hip fractures, head injuries, and other serious injuries. While in some cases, slip and fall accidents cause no more than a bruised ego, these types of accidents can and do lead to permanent injury. Being aware that these types of accidents may be more common during the holidays and taking steps to prevent this type of accident can help ensure that you enjoy a safe and happy holiday.
The entire staff at the Flaxman Law Group wish you a happy holiday and a successful 2012. We hope that your holidays are safe and enjoyable. Since the Flaxman Law Group understands that personal injury can occur at any time, our phones will continue to be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week so that you can get assistance from our team and arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case.