Avoid Seasonal Risks This Spring Using Our 7 Safety Tips
As soon as spring hits, everyone heads outside to enjoy the warmer weather. But you shouldn’t let your guard down. Outdoor hazards during this time of year send many people to the hospital with serious injuries. To avoid seasonal risks this spring, remember our 7 safety tips below.
Watch Out for Wet Surfaces
Spring showers might bring May flowers, but they also create wet surfaces that can become dangerous. To ensure you don’t become victim to a slip and fall, keep your eyes peeled for wet surfaces and pooling water. Driveways, walkways, and building entrances often become slippery after a rainfall, so be diligent.
Avoid Broken Stairs
Winter weather can do a serious number to outdoor stairways. If you spot a loose or crumbling step, avoid it. Damaged steps can easily give way, causing you to step through or fall backward.
Inspect the Handrails First
Before using the stairs, you should also inspect the handrails to ensure they are solid and sturdy. A loose handrail could cause you to lose your footing, resulting in serious injury.
Be Careful with Garden Equipment
Gardening tools like weed whackers and clippers can cause lacerations or worse, so be on guard before using them and wear the proper protective gear.
Keep Your Distance Around Pets
As soon as the weather warms up, dog owners head back outdoors with their pets. While most dogs are harmless, you can’t always be too sure how someone else’s pet will react to you. If they become scared of aggressive, they could pounce and bite you. So, it’s always wise to avoid interacting with unfamiliar pets, especially if they are off their leash.
Look Both Ways for Bikes and Scooters
Bikes and scooters come out of the garage and back onto the roads in the springtime. When walking, be sure to look both ways when crossing the street to avoid being hit and injured.
Always Check the Weather Report
Spring often has unpredictable weather. Snow, rain, hail, and wind can literally come out of nowhere. Check the weather reports daily and be careful on the roads when the weather changes unexpectedly.
If you’ve been subject to a slip and fall accident, dog bite, or collision because of someone else’s negligence, contact us at Zuber and Brioux. Our attorneys will make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.