Slip and fall accidents. You probably think that these only occur during the wintertime. While it is true that they are more common during the winter months, the truth of the matter is that slip and fall accidents can occur during any season and at any location. This means that they can happen during the summer. In fact, they could happen at some of the most popular, frequented places during the summer months – possibly even the ones that you will find yourself at. So, here are a few of those threats and how you can help prevent a slip and fall accident from occurring to yourself:
1. Swimming Pools
During the summer, the one place that you are going to want to be is the swimming pool. However, this is probably the one area that is the most dangerous. There is very limited traction around the outside of the pool when there is water being splashed and you are tracking water in and out of the pool. If you were to slip and fall on the hard concrete surface, you could not only possibly break a bone, but you may hit your head and fall into the pool where you may drown if no one is around. The best thing you can do is to avoid running around the pool and always make sure that you don't swim alone.
2. Shopping Centers
Whether you are going on a shopping spree with your friends, heading to the mall to hang out or shopping for back-to-school clothes, a shopping center can be a threat regardless of the time of year that it is. For example, the threat could be from a spill that someone made, water that shoppers tracked in from a rain shower, or a wet floor from the janitor recently mopping. Keep an eye out for signage that alerts you of wet floors and try to wear non-slip footwear when you are out shopping.
3. Amusement Parks and Water Parks
Since school is out for the summer and vacations are inevitable, amusement parks and water parks make for a great adventure and a whole lot of fun. However, they can also be the ideal place for slip and fall accidents thanks to large crowds, uneven pavement, spilled food and drinks, wet surfaces, and more. Make sure that you remain alert and aware of your surroundings at all times, as this will help reduce your chances of getting unnecessarily hurt.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident and you have reason to believe that it is due to someone's negligence, you may want to schedule a consultation with a slip and fall attorney to discuss the details of your situation and what options may be available to you. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to sue and obtain compensation for your injuries.