Parking lots are not only prone to violent episodes but can pose a hazard for Slip and Fall Accidents. Many workplaces are close to Parking Lots. You may not be working there, but you are still at risk of injury, in any parking lot.
Some of the factors that contribute to such accidents include deteriorating surfaces. When walking in a parking lot, watch where you step. Flat and even surfaces, are the ideal places to walk on. Avoid walking on gratings or broken pavement.
Also, watch for spillage of oil where cars are parked. They aggravate the situation. Antifreeze and weather conditions may also increase the risk of a slip and fall. Look out for speed bumps. They may cause you to trip.
Pay attention to any tire stops, as you walk. During winter it is appropriate to wear anti-slip footwear. If you notice any hazardous conditions in the parking lot, report it to the relevant bodies.
Watch out for cars and spillage. When walking through, don’t assume that the driver will see you first. Your safety should be your number one priority. And if you are in a position to prevent an accident from happening, then, do so, for the sake of other people.
Be on the lookout at all times. When you are in a parking lot, watch out for both fall hazards and cars. If by an unfortunate event you happen to have a slip and fall accident, due to the negligence of another, contact our expert personal injury lawyers at Kalsi & Associates, at (844) 905-2993
Anatomy of a slip and fall
Source: The Lawyers Weekly
Many Canadians experience slippery walking conditions outdoors through the years, but slips and falls with potentially serious consequences can also occur on indoor surfaces. Slip and fall injuries cases can increase a lot as the population ages and the World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 3 people with 65 years of age or older falls each year.
Therefore, to reduce slip and falls, the selection and maintenance of appropriate flooring is an important factor but there are other ones that can contribute to a person’s slipping such as individual walking biomechanics, environment and walking surface and footwear properties.
In fact, the selection of appropriate footwear can prevent slip and fall cases from happening. It is important to choose shoes with high slip resistance and replace them once they are used so much. But the use of proper footwear is not the only factor to prevent slip and fall. Pedestrians can adapt to the surface they are walking on and other types of footwear, so experience is also a factor. This explains why some people tend to slip and fall in some surfaces while other people walking in the same area do not.
These are just a few explanations regarding this subject and there is still a lot of research being done to provide a better understanding regarding the right kind of footwear to avoid slip and fall cases for pedestrians and workers. If you did suffer some kind of injury from a case of slip and fall, make sure to get proper medical assistance as soon as possible and later contact a personal injury lawyer like Kalsi & Associates to get your case solved correctly.
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