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Slips and falls still occur in summer 

On Behalf of | May 23, 2024 | Personal Injury |

Winter has passed, and so too has the danger of slipping on icy surfaces. Nonetheless, slip-and-fall accidents still remain a hazard, even during the summer months. 

While the causes of slips and falls may differ during warmer periods, this doesn’t mean that accidents are any less serious. Slips and falls have the potential to be fatal at any time of year. Here are some summer slip-and-fall hazards to look out for: 

Sprinkler systems 

Businesses that are open to the public often have outside grounds that they maintain. This may include gardens and communal outside areas where guests can sit. Not only are businesses liable for accidents that occur inside buildings, but they need to take a safety-first approach to outside areas too. 

Grass areas and flower beds may require a lot of watering during warmer periods, and sprinkler systems are a common sight. The danger of these systems is that water can end up on the floor surface, resulting in a slip-and-fall hazard. 

Swimming pools 

Missouri has its share of outdoor swimming pools and theme parks. These offer a fun place for kids to spend their time off of school so that families can bond and recuperate. Unfortunately, outdoor pools and theme parks are also a slip-and-fall hazard. The owners and management of these locations need to ensure that safety policies are in place. This can include ground rules such as “no running near pool areas”, safety signs, fencing and limiting the number of visitors. Slips and falls at outdoor venues like this can be fatal, and owners have a legal duty to keep patrons safe

If you have been injured in a fall, you may be able to hold the owner and management of the premises to account. Seek legal guidance to find out more about personal injury compensation.