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Autumn Slip and Fall Dangers to Avoid in Pennsylvania

10/27/2013

For many, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. The leaves are turning and falling, the kids are looking forward to trick-or-treating, and the air has a crisp, fresh feel that only this year can bring. There are, however, some safety tips to keep in mind at this time of year to help prevent dangerous slip and fall accidents.

Wet Leaves

Quite possibly one of the most dangerous slip and fall hazards in the Philadelphia area is slick, wet leaves on city sidewalks. When it rains, the fallen leaves become quite slick, creating a high risk for a slip and fall accident. Be sure to wear shoes with good tread, keep an eye out where you walk, and clear your sidewalk of all fallen leaves as often as you can.

Limited Daylight

With daylight savings time ending on Sunday, November 4th, more of our day will be spent in the dark. It’s important to keep areas around your house well-lit to ensure both you and visitors can see their way around your house. When out and about, the dangers of poorly-lit sidewalks and walkways can prohibit you from seeing potholes, sidewalk disruptions, and slick, potentially frozen-over puddles and leaf piles.

Slippery Entrances and Shopping Areas

Slick entrances to stores are perpetually a slip and fall danger. Stores should ensure that slick areas are cleaned quickly and proper signage is posted about the potential risk. Keep an eye out for these slick spots and notify managers if you see a danger that is not identified.

Slip and fall dangers in Philadelphia are present in every season of the year. In the event you experience a slip and fall accident in Philadelphia, contact a trusted legal resource to learn your rights and options. Call Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo today at 888-807-WORK (9675) for a free consultation.

Category: Slip and Fall

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