April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring slippery conditions. Rain causes the roads to be extra slippery as the water activates the oil on the concrete that has dripped from passing cars. These conditions make it dangerous to stop shortly or make sudden movements with your car.
Slip-and-fall accidents can also occur as a result of the rainy weather. When in a rush, especially in the morning when people are trying to get to work, they may not take the time to sufficiently dry their feet. Tracking wet shoes through a tile or marble lobby causes a serious risk for others. Slip-and-fall injuries can lead to serious injuries and large medical bills. To help prevent injuries, be extra cautious in such weather conditions. Ladies, avoid wearing heels. Rather, opt for a shoe with a rubber sole. Also, be mindful of where you walk. Keep an eye out for puddles or excess water.
At Levine and Wiss, our slip-and-fall attorneys are experienced in securing substantial settlements for our clients. Have you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a slip-and-fall? Contact Levine & Wiss. It is important that you consult an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you call us, the better your chances of recovery will be, as we may still be able to preserve the scene where the injury occurred via photographic evidence and witness accounts. Contact us at 1-888-GOT-HURT (1-888-468-4878) for a free consultation. Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter to keep up with the latest news and legal tips.