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When is the most common time of year for a slip-and-fall accident?

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The summer is a welcome site for those of us who in southeastern Pennsylvania who have suffered through a snowy winter. As the weather warms up, BBQs are a way for us to connect with our friends and family and have some fun. While it’s hard to imagine, these gatherings can often present some of the most common slip-and-fall hazards. With a few tips from the Philadelphia slip-and-fall attorneys at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo, you and your family can stay out of harm’s way.

Clear the Clutter in Your Backyard

Begin by clearing your yard and driveway of any obstacles or obstructions that could cause a friend or family member to slip, trip or walk on uneven ground. This includes items like stray pieces of gravel, children’s toys, coolers, potted plants and anything that could prevent a clear walkway.

Repair Outdoor Hazards

During the winter, railings, siding and gutters can all take a beating. Before you plan to host a party, be sure to secure all loose railings and gutters and ensure that steps and walkways are well-lit and uniform in pavement. Any uneven steps could cause someone to trip and fall, potentially causing serious injury.

Keep Your Pool Safe

Pools are most likely the biggest source of summer slip-and-fall accidents in Philadelphia. The wet concrete, excited children and bare feet are a recipe for slip and fall accidents. Be sure that children are supervised at all times during pool time. Be sure to never run while near the pool and keep the exits from the pool clear to allow for easy egress from the pool.

The Philadelphia slip-and-fall law firm of Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo hopes you and your family have a safe and wonderful rest of your summer. If you incur an injury from a slip-and-fall accident, please contact us immediately. We will provide you with a free consultation and review your options. Call us today at 888-807-WORK.