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Preventing Maryland Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

By Alpert Schreyer on December 20, 2011

Slip and fall accidents can unfortunately happen at any time of the year, but the winter season and its icy conditions present unique hazards that can cause slip and trip accidents. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 1 million Americans suffer a slip and fall or trip and fall injury and over 17,000 die each year due these types of accidents. As these statistics show, numerous individuals experience a slip and fall accident, which can result in serious, if not life threatening, injuries, so it is important this holiday season and well into the new year to be extra cautious in the winter months.

The following are tips from to help prevent a dangerous slip and fall accident:

  • Wear slip resistant footwear appropriate for winter, and try to avoid wearing high heels or leather soled shoes, which can be risky in slushy, icy conditions.
  • Use skid-resistant mats by doorways to dry your footwear, and when entering a building, clean off any snow or ice that has accumulated.
  • When getting in or out of a vehicle, keep a hand on the handle to catch yourself in case you slip.
  • Try and keep any pathways at work or home clear of ice and snow.
  • Anticipate potential hazards when walking; for example, take short steps if you are about to encounter a slippery, icy surface.
  • Slowing down can also help prevent a serious slip and fall. Don’t hurry; give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.
  • Clean up spills immediately that may be caused by melted snow or ice on the floor. If possible, try and mark larger spills with a sign until you or someone else can properly clean up the puddle.

A slip and fall, or trip and fall, accident can result in devastating injuries that may require extensive medical treatment and years of recovery time. If you have been involved in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, such as a property owner who did not alert others to a wet floor or repair a cracked or broken sidewalk, the Bowie accident attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC can help you get the compensation you need to get back on your feet. Call (844) 632-7274 for a free case evaluation.

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