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Posted on May 13, 2014 by

Winter May Be Over, But The Risks For Slips and Falls Remains

During the winter months, we all walk a little bit more carefully when we enter businesses or other public places. We know that people track in snow and ice from outside, and business owners aren’t always very good about putting out signs to warn people of the dangers of slips and falls.

However, now that the nice weather is approaching, as your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we want to caution you not to let your guard down just because the snow and ice have faded away. Your risk of slipping and falling might be decreased, however, it’s still there, and for a number of reasons.

Rain – During the spring and summer months, we often experience lengthy periods of rain, here in St. Louis. Business owners might not be as aware of the dangers of people falling on their property because of puddles from leaky roofs, or even water that’s been tracked in from other customers’ shoes.

Spring Cleaning – Many businesses do a deeper spring cleaning during the spring and summer months. That means that floors are washed more frequently, and may even get waxed, which can make them even more slippery than usual.

If you are in a business and you have a slip and fall, it’s important for you to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney right away. Above all, please be careful!