New Haven Personal Injuries: Wet Leaves Are Just As Slippery As Ice

November 11, 2019
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Slip and fall accidentsĀ are common, especially in the New Haven autumn season. Accidents related to slip and falls are more prone to occur in the autumn months due to seasonal hazards:Ā fallen leaves, wet surfaces, and sometimes snow and ice. While beautiful in the autumn season, leaves can be particularly hazardous for many reasons. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five falls can cause serious injury. The following tips identify and issue ways to handle and prevent slip and fall accidents from occurring this autumn season.

Roofers, landscapers, and construction workersĀ are known to slip and fall from leaves on the ground while performing job duties. When patrons go to work during the autumn months, leaves are often covering stairs, entry ways, and sidewalks. When the leaves are wet, they become slippery. These slick surfaces sometimes cover potholes, cracks in the pavement, and cobblestones. Leaves can also impair the vision, just like rain and fog, especially when it gets dark. With days getting shorter in the fall months, it can be difficult for patrons to see, causingĀ New Haven slip and fall injuries.

The best ways to preventĀ New Haven slip and fall accidentsĀ are to remove the hazards. Using slip-resistant mats and displaying the proper signage are ways to warn the public of hazards in the area. A few other proactive ways to ensure patrons on the property are protected include:

If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident, call theĀ New Haven personal injury lawyersĀ at The LoRicco Law Firm. Our team will investigate your claim and help you protect your long term interests.