Once winter weather hits, it is nearly impossible to get through to spring without at least one slip or fall. Yet, icy slips are not the only injury to worry about during the winter season.
According to Robert Adler, chairmen of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “There are about 250 injuries a day during the holiday season.”
Do you want to know what you should be looking out for? Here are a few frequent winter injuries to stay away from as much as possible.
Driving conditions can be quite hazardous during the winter months with roads covered in snow and ice. Drivers need to take extra care to prevent accidents from occuring.
Holiday shopping can make roads even busier than normal leading to more chances for accidents to occur. It is important that drivers stay alert and slow their speed to match road conditions.
Bruises and Broken Bones
The winter months mean icy conditions in many areas of the country, leading to bruises and broken bones. Slipping on uncleared sidewalks or parking lots is quite common. Conditions can be especially hazardous when out holiday shopping where heavily trafficked areas pack down snowfall turning it to ice.
Wearing proper winter footwear can help protect you from falls, but it isn’t a foolproof plan.
Ice isn’t the only thing the winter weather brings. Snow can also be found in many locales which can be tracked into businesses and stores. The melted snow leaves the floors wet and slick making slips and falls much more common.
Stores should take care to clean up any snowmelt from the floors immediately to protect customers. Plus, caution signs should be placed in heavily trafficked areas to remind customers of the possibility of wet floors.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you find yourself with an injury this winter due to another person’s or business’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer can help get you the compensation you deserve. You don’t have to suffer alone or in silence, contact Williams Litigation Group for a consultation to discuss the details of your personal injury case.
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