Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

You go to great lengths to make sure your home in Salt Lake City, Utah, is safe for your family. Unfortunately, you can’t be a hermit and lock yourself away from every danger in the world. Eventually, you have to leave the house to get food, toothpaste or to visit your lawyer.

Your kids will have to go to school. Let’s face it, you also have to leave the house for work. You don’t have control over how safe the store, your workplace or your kid’s school keep their facilities, but that doesn’t mean you’re helpless.

Slip and Fall at the Grocery Store

There are precautions you can take, but it’s hard not to feel helpless when one of your loved ones gets injured in a slip and fall accident at the grocery store. You had no control of the environment.

The injury could have been caused by the negligence of the staff at the store. They should be held accountable in order to guarantee that others are safe. Hopefully, it doesn’t get that far. Ideally, store owners will minimize risks by cleaning spills promptly and placing mats at the entrances of the store during the wet seasons. However, you should always stay vigilant of hazardous environments.

Slip and Fall at Work

Whether you work in an office building or a factory, there are certain places around the vicinity that pose greater slip and fall risks than others. Make sure you are aware of these places. Be aware of the icy front steps in the winter. Or even worse, watch out for the slippery entrance way where the melted snow has created standing water.

Your employer is responsible for salting the steps outside and taking care of standing water in the entrance. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful anyway. Take the advice of your lawyer and be careful on slick surfaces.

Slip and Fall at School

There are a lot of students at public schools. That means a lot of foot traffic, especially at the elementary level where kids are frequently going outside for recess then tracking water back in. Now add the boisterous nature of children, loose shoe-laces and an understaffed janitorial team. Can you see why your lawyer is concerned about slip and fall accidents?

Teach the members of your family to always be aware of their surroundings. It’s not good enough to rely on others to make sure they are safe.

WORKING SAFELY IN HIGH RISK ENVIRONMENTS

From welding to construction, mining and more, there are a lot of tough, risky jobs in Salt Lake City. In order to keep you or your family members safe and avoid the need for a wrongful death lawyer, let’s take a look at tips for staying safe at work in high-risk positions.

Stay Aware

The best thing you can do is to be aware of your surroundings and what your risks are. What things around you might cause injury? Are there any functions being performed unsafely that you can see? Can you make certain areas of your workplace safer by keeping things more orderly?

Use Proper Safety Equipment

While most companies are required to provide safety gear to their employees, it’s still up to you to make sure you’re wearing it. The last thing you want is to have your family tied up in a wrongful death case because you didn’t wear your gear. Be sure to check with your employer or with the Salt Lake City Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) office to see what kind of safety equipment you need in your industry. A lawyer might also tell you there can be fines associated with not complying with OSHA regulations.

Follow Protocol and Use Common Sense

Most companies have a prescribed way of completing certain tasks that ensure they’re done safely. Be sure to follow all safety measures for any activity, and use common sense for any new ones. If it seems like completing a task a certain way might be dangerous, find another way.

If You See Something, Say Something

All too often, injuries occur because an employee didn’t say something to a fellow employee about safe practices. If you see someone not following safety protocol or not wearing proper equipment, voice your concerns to him.

Free Initial Consultation with a Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, call Ascent Law for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you.

Michael R. Anderson, JD

Ascent Law LLC
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

Telephone: (801) 676-5506

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As people get older, the rate for injury increases. In the U.S., one out of three people over the age of 65 will experience a slip and fall related injury. Half of those people are repeat fallers. Those numbers only increase as one gets older.

If you live in Salt Lake City and experience a personal injury, consider reaching out to an attorney. Getting hurt because of someone else’s negligence is not your fault, nor your responsibility. With the fall, you may find yourself dealing with medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. The law holds property owners accountable when their recklessness affects another victim, and we are here to sort out all of the details.

However, if you want to avoid being contacted by a personal injury lawyer, there are always ways to fall-proof your home.

Get Organized to Avoid Slip and Falls

To prevent anyone falling in your residence, remove and pick up items that can cause potential slips. Tripping on clutter, pet toys, cords or other small items are the fastest ways to get caught up and fall. If you know that you will be having guests over who may have diminished mobility, consider picking up beforehand and laying rugs out. Hardwood floors also pose a threat to seniors.

Get As Much Lighting as You Can

Even those with poor vision will appreciate a little extra light. Turning on lights and lamps makes the ground more visible and can decrease an injury.

Get Non-Slip Strips

To prevent rugs from moving, adding a non-slip strip or rubber mat beneath the rug can prevent anyone from getting tangled in the rug. If your guests will be using your shower, placing a rubber mat in the tub is another precautionary step.

If you want to avoid speaking with an attorney due to your own negligence, consider making your home a safer place. Your friends will thank you and so will your elders.

Speeding and Car Accidents

Speeding is a major factor in most auto accidents. In fact, speed and the likelihood of an accident are strongly correlated. For example, a driver’s speed—relative to the surrounding mass of traffic—causes an obvious increase in danger, seeing as how it’s impossible that other motorists be forewarned of the speeding vehicle in question.

Furthermore, common human reflexes simply don’t allow for reckless, unexpected speeding. The faster a car is driving, the less time a driver—regardless of whether he or she be driving at a safe speed—has to react.

Utah has recently raised the speed on its highways from 65 to 70 miles per hour. Relatively speaking, this now means Utah has one of the higher highway speed limits in the nation. However, studies show that increases in speed limit do not have a large effect on the overall speed of drivers on the same road.

Still, auto accidents that occur at a higher speed have a higher fatality rate. This has to do with the fact that when high-velocity objects crash into each other, a huge amount of kinetic energy is displaced in a matter of seconds.

The respective velocities reached by speeding cars are far beyond anything a human’s body is capable of absorbing without damage. Although car technology has come a long way in saving lives, it’s still important to drive at both a reasonable and safe speed.

Free Initial Consultation with a Utah Personal Injuy Lawyer

It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. Legal problems come to everyone. Whether it’s your son who gets in a car wreck, your uncle who loses his job and needs to file for bankruptcy, your sister’s brother who’s getting divorced, or a grandparent that passes away without a will -all of us have legal issues and questions that arise. So when you have a law question, call Ascent Law for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you!

Michael R. Anderson, JD

Ascent Law LLC
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

Telephone: (801) 676-5506

Ascent Law LLC

4.9 stars – based on 67 reviews


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