Watch Your Step: Safety on Icy Sidewalks and Stairs
- February 3, 2016
- Attorney David Mann
- Slip, Trip and Fall Accident
Here in Georgia, we may not see the accumulations of snow that they get up North, but we certainly have to deal with the cold temperatures that are responsible for turning precipitation into ice. Slick, icy conditions turn roads treacherous and cause countless motor vehicle accidents every winter. But it’s not just drivers that need to be careful. Anyone walking outside is in danger of slipping and falling, which can result in serious injuries such as muscle strains, fractures, and concussions. From sidewalks to steps, walkways to parking lots, it’s important to exercise caution when the temperature drops. Ice can lurk under snow, and pavement that looks dark or wet may be covered in black ice. This virtually invisible hazard forms in t[...]...