It's dangerous to be outside this time of year in the cold, especially with the hidden danger of ice. Want to know how to avoid a slip and fall accident this winter? Take a look below at how to keep yourself at a lower risk for accident when traveling outdoors this winter:
- "Walk like a penguin", which means to keep your arms free, walk slowly and with short steps, and keep your feet about shoulder-width apart
- wear boots or other sturdy shoes when outside and change into your dress shoes once you are indoors
- test the conditions of the sidewalk or road lightly before walking or exiting your car
- don't put your hands in your pocket when you are walking and don't carry many things in your arms. You may need to use your arms for balance if you hit an unexpected icy patch!
If you have slipped and fell on the property of another, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and potential pain and suffering. This may include cases where sidewalks were improperly maintained due to the winter weather, such as failure to remove snow and ice. Attorney Doug Stoehr takes cases for clients who have sustained slip-and-fall injuries due to the fault or negligence of another. For more information on his Altoona, PA area practice, please call his firm at 814-946-4100.
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