Avoiding slip-and-fall accidents in the winter months

brain injury,Our Blog,Premises Liability | November 27, 2017

 

You enjoy heading out to your favorite stores, and you enjoy going to the beach and downtown. No matter where you go, there’s always a risk of getting into an accident. Whether you’re in the frozen food section of your favorite grocery store, in a vehicle or walking, there are hazards everywhere.

One such hazard is the risk of a slip-and-fall accident. While most people think these accidents only happen when there is ice or snow, that’s not the case. Here are a few things to consider.

What’s the risk of a slip-and-fall accident in Roseville?

While Roseville doesn’t typically see snow, slip-and-fall accidents are still common in winter. Why? It’s the wet season.

Wet floors, sidewalks that have been damaged from rain and other issues can lead to people falling. People in Southern California still have a high risk of a slip-and-fall accident, just like those in other states that may have more extreme weather.

Why are slip-and-fall accidents so dangerous?

Slip-and-fall accidents are dangerous because of the potential for you to break bones or hit your head. Hitting your head, even from a short distance, can result in brain damage or other traumatic brain injuries. As a result, anyone who slips and falls needs to go to a medical facility for a check-up.

If you’ve fallen and broken a bone or hit your head, there is a potential that you’ll need to cover medical expenses, lost wages and other financial losses. If you slipped on a wet floor inside a store or tripped and fell over bunched up carpet, the result is the same. You’ll need medical care, and the store should be held liable for the conditions that led to your injury.

Don’t be afraid to ask for compensation. Liability insurances cover situations like yours, and store owners need to admit liability.