Wintertime Safety Tips for Pedestrians

Wintertime, unsurprisingly, tends to be the most dangerous time of year for pedestrians. During the holidays, many people like to unwind and spend time with their families by taking a walk around the neighborhood after a large meal. However, depending on where you live, this can be dangerous if the environment tends to be rainy or snowy.

Patches of ice and sleet have often caused people to lose their footing and have a severe slip and fall injury, such as a concussion or a broken leg. Slip and fall injuries also tend to be the highest cause of accidental deaths for seniors.

In order to avoid many potential accidents this winter, make sure to take some of the following actions:

  • Stay off the phone while walking
  • Wear reflective items at all times
  • Wear shoes with good traction
  • Avoid jaywalking
  • Make eye contact with drivers

Part of avoiding a serious slip and fall accident is paying attention to your surroundings. By knowing exactly where you’re going, avoiding distracting yourself with a cell phone, and planning your outings during good weather, you can help yourself prevent typical slip and fall accidents.

If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Your injury may have been caused by a property owner’s negligence. Let our skilled Shreveport premises liability attorney take a look at your case and offer experienced legal advice regarding your best course of action. The Law Office of Robert B. Dunlap is dedicated to helping the victims of negligence seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let us see what we can do for you.

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