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Preventing Slips and Falls in the Rain


We are now in the rainy season in Florida, which runs from May to October. Many people enjoy the rain, but of course rain leads to wet roads and grounds. This can in turn result in accidents such as slips and falls.

Slips and falls are not funny situations. A person can become permanently injured in a slip and fall. A person may suffer broken bones, head injuries, back injuries, lacerations, scarring, nerve damage, torn muscles, and other injuries.

Slips and falls are often caused by slippery situations, such as water. A person can lose their footing while walking on a puddle of water. That’s why it is important for Florida residents to be cautious about walking in the rain. Water can easily accumulate when people least expect it. People can track water inside businesses and homes, causing others to slip and fall.

With a little caution and common sense, you can avoid serious injuries. Here are some tips you can follow to stay safe during Florida’s rainy season.

Take Personal Precautions

Don’t be in a hurry when it’s running, whether you are driving or walking. Take smaller steps and walk slowly to maintain better balance. Pay close attention to where you are walking and avoid using your phone or engaging in other distractions. Stay focused and alert. When available, use handrails for additional support, especially on stairs or ramps. When entering buildings, always wipe your feet to prevent slipping.

Wear the Right Gear

Choose shoes with non-slip soles that provide good traction. Focus on comfortable, supportive shows. Avoid high heels and smooth-soled shoes. Waterproof shoes or boots are good options, as they keep feet dry and maintain better grip on wet surfaces.

Make Adjustments to Your Home or Business

Place non-slip mats or rugs at entrances to absorb water and provide a dry area for wiping shoes. Ensure that all areas, especially walkways and stairs, are well-lit so that you, guests, and customers can see potential hazards. Clear walkways of debris and ensure they are even and well-maintained. Repair any cracks or uneven surfaces promptly.

Be Cautious

Wet floors inside buildings can be slippery. Use caution when entering buildings from outside, and look out for wet floor signs. When outdoors, steer clear of puddles or standing water, which can hide hazards and make surfaces slippery. Also, use appropriate rain gear. Use umbrellas and raincoats to stay dry and maintain better visibility.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Slips and falls are no joke. Many people are seriously injured or even killed every year after slipping and falling.

If your slip and fall was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact a Bradenton slip & fall lawyer from Cahall Law Firm. We will help prove liability and ensure you are fully compensated for all your injuries. Schedule a consultation today by calling (941) 281-2019 or filling out the online form.



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