3 Common Autumn Injuries to Watch Out For
Autumn may bring shorter days and longer nights, but it also brings more opportunity for personal injury. The blanket of darkness and falling debris like leaves and tree branches may put families and individuals in danger without them even realizing it.
Florida does not see as many changes in seasons other than changes in temperature, however this time of year still brings dangers everyone should try to avoid. Floridians deal with daylight savings time, falling debris, and an increase in slip and fall injuries. These dangers serve as an incentive to be on the lookout during an otherwise beautiful season.
Slip and Fall Injuries
These injuries sound simple. Fall and get back up. These injuries, however, are much more complex than they appear to be. Slip and fall injuries can lead to broken bones, fractures, sprains, and head injuries.
Fallen branches, leaves, and other natural autumn elements may stick in walkways and sidewalks. One in five slip and fall injuries result in broken bones. It is easy to get distracted and fall, but watching your step just might save you time, money, and a bruised elbow.
People slip and fall in businesses all the time during any season. If business owners do not keep their businesses in safe conditions, they may be held liable for any injuries sustained due to this negligence. If you do slip and fall while out shopping, be sure to report your injury to the store manager and have a report written up. Then seek legal counsel about your options under the law--you may be entitled to damages to help cover your medical bills to recover from your injury.
After Dark Injuries
Every autumn, daylight savings time comes to an end. This means less time to complete tasks in sunlight. More individuals make their work commute in the dark. Statistically, driving in the dark is more dangerous due to low visibility.
People need to be as vigilant as possible when driving on the roads. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists have a legal right to use the road as well, so it is best for all drivers to take a second look before stepping on the gas pedal.
Accidents are human. Florida alone sees an average of over 200,000 car accidents per year. When they happen, people are often scared and confused about what they should do, especially when they are at fault. With over 25 years of experience, our attorneys can answer all the questions that come with car accidents.
Falling Debris Injuries
Florida does not see as many fallen leaves as states in the northeast, but there is still enough fallen debris to cause personal injury. A second look at the ground can prevent injuries to the body. It is best to stay conscious of the trees in your surrounding areas to prevent further damage.
If the debris is on your property, do not shy away from cleaning it up at least once a week to avoid injuries. This could save yourself the trouble of a fall and any other individuals on your property. If the debris is on someone else’s property or another business, they could be considered at fault for negligence.
The attorneys at Carrillo & Carrillo Law are determined to find the best solutions for everyone in the event of a personal injury. We can answer all the questions you have when it comes to personal injury. Call us today at 352-371-4000 for a free consultation.