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Preventing Winter Slips and Falls

Winter is an exciting and fun time for the whole family. The cool weather brings the chance for exciting winter sports, delicious warm foods and drinks, and time with family and friends gathered around the fire.

Unfortunately, the ice and snow that makes winter so special and beautiful can also result in potentially serious accidents, especially for individuals who are not used to moving about in these slippery winter conditions. Luckily, with a little bit of prevention and extra safety, individuals can greatly reduce their chances of being injured in a slip and fall accident.

Prevention Tips

By adhering to the following tips, you and your loved ones will hopefully enjoy the winter season without any accidents or injuries:

  • When walking on ice, make sure that you are not carrying anything in your arms, and that your hands are not in your pockets. This way, if you should slip or fall, you can brace yourself and avoid injury.
  • Proper footwear is an important part of avoiding slipping on ice and snow. Make sure that the shoes you are wearing have sufficient traction as well as ankle support. Good ankle support will help prevent sprains and twists if you should slip.
  • Walk slowly. The faster you are walking on snow or ice, the more likely it is that you will slip and fall.
  • Test areas ahead of you with your toe to determine if they are slippery or not before you walk on them. If you can determine how slippery a surface is before walking on it, you will be able to better avoid slipping.

Contact a Rhinelander Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been injured by slipping and falling on someone else’s property because of the property owner’s negligence, contact the Rhinelander slip and fall lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-369-5990.