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Arizona Slip and Fall Injuries during the Rainy Season

By Breyer Law Offices on August 4, 2014

As the climate gets more humid, there is a greater likelihood of Arizona slip and fall injuries due to wet surfaces from moisture and rain. It is very important to prevent slips and falls for you and your guests by making the right preparations. Here are a few tips that might help, although not all accidents are preventable or avoidable, unfortunately.

How to Prevent Arizona Slip and Fall Injuries

While not all accidents are preventable, there are a few things you can do to help minimize the risks. This includes making sure all the walkways around your house are clear for anyone who is visiting. This means picking up children’s toys, repairing any large cracks in your sidewalks, and sopping up any moisture on the floor. If it is rainy, sweep large puddles off the sidewalk. Inside your house, put down non-slip mats in the kitchen and bathroom where spills are more likely to happen. Also place these mats near the front and back doors so people can wipe their shoes when they enter. Clean up any spills immediately; keep a mop and some old towels handy. If you have any slippery stairways, mark them with a sign and warn guests of the danger.

How to Avoid Arizona Slip and Fall Injuries

If you plan to spend the remainder of the summer doing a lot of outdoor activities, it means you will be entering and exiting a lot of stores. Be very aware of the floors. If they look slippery, walk slowly and with caution. If they are wet, avoid them completely and notify the manager that the there is a spill that needs to be cleaned up. Be extra careful in aisles that have food and drinks, as the likelihood of spills is greater. Having a shopping cart can be useful as it helps you carry all your items as well as gives you something to hold onto as you travel through the store. This can help minimize your risk of falling. If shopping carts are not available, do not carry too many things at once. This will limit your range of vision as well as could throw you off balance. Ask a store clerk to take some of your items and hold them at the checkout counter for you. If you notice any slippery areas, notify the management immediately.

If you are injured in an Arizona slip and fall accident, contact The Husband and Wife Law Team immediately for help. We will work to investigate circumstances of your case and determine whether you are eligible for a settlement.

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