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Mesa Parks Are Good…Slips-and-Falls Are Bad

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on July 5, 2017

There are many amazing parks to hike, picnic, and play in around the Mesa area. Water parks and neighborhood gathering spots offer water features and fun ways to cool down during the hot summer months. Some have fountains while others have small streams to play in. There are even faux waterfalls and fish ponds and splash pads!

Here are some great places to cool down with your family and even your pets:

• Alta Mesa Park
• Red Mountain District Park
• City View Park
• Rancho Del Mar Park
• Countryside Dog Park
• Princess Park
• Kingsborough Park
• Riverview Park
• Evergreen Park
• Enid Park
• Jefferson Park
• Falcon Hill Park
• Hermosa Vista Park
• Monterey Park
• Golden Hills Park
• Skyline Park

However, water features can pose some personal injury hazards. For example, if there is a leak on an otherwise dry walkway, it can cause people to slip, fall, and injure themselves. Other hazards include slippery rocks, steep inclines, overflowing drinking fountains, wet floors in bathrooms, and forgotten cleaning supplies that spill and create slippery surfaces. Anyone visiting water parks should use caution to avoid slips-and-falls, and notify management immediately if there are hazards. However, no matter how careful you are, some falls can’t be avoided.

Slips-and-Falls Happen in a Number of Ways

Often, a fall happens because a surface that seemed dry (or is supposed to be dry) is not. It catches the victim unaware and results in a painful impact with the ground.

Other times, the person might misjudge how slippery a walkway is and believes it is safe to cross. If no signs are posted, the person might not realize the hazard. He walks quickly, loses his balance, and falls.

Sometimes, pathways are too steep and they are wet at the same time. This results in a slip. Or other people lose their balance and slip when they are bumped by people running past! There are so many ways to get hurt in public places.

Slips-and-falls can result in painful and serious injuries. Broken bones, concussions, fractures, compression injuries, and back and neck injuries, you name it. All injuries should be considered serious as a precaution. Seek medical treatment immediately and file a police report about your incident so the facts are documented.

How to File a Slip-and-Fall Claim

It’s important to get professional advice regarding your slip-and-fall injury. The Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., will review your case for free and determine whether you have a claim. Once they file the claim for you, they will seek a settlement from the insurance company that insures the area where you fell. This settlement can help pay for medical and rehabilitation costs, and it could also help establish new rules so that no one else is harmed in the same area. And that’s a worthy cause, so don’t shrug off your injury — call a Mesa slip-and-fall accident lawyer for guidance!

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