As you travel and shop around this holiday season, whether it be trips to the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown or The Jersey Shore Premium Outlets in Tinton Falls, you will certainly encounter slick and icy conditions. One of the leading causes of personal injury in Monmouth and Ocean County during the holiday season is falls on slick or icy sidewalks and roadways. With the snowstorm in the area last week, it might be good to review some safety tips on avoiding these possibly serious accidents.
Watch for Wet/Muddy/Icy Surfaces
While walking into shopping centers and through parking lots, there may be snow, ice, mud, or oil that make the ground slippery. Make sure to watch where you are walking and be sure to never run in parking lots. The more cautious you are, the better the chances that you and your family will avoid serious injuries.
Avoid Checking Your Phone While Walking
Paying close attention to where you’re going is key to avoiding slips and dangerous situations while moving through a parking lot or shopping area. Some people tend to look at their phones while walking to check their social media or respond to texts, but that can be dangerous as you are not giving your full attention to where you are walking.
Wear the Proper Footwear for the Season
When going out in potentially hazardous conditions, remember to wear boots or other footwear that allow you to get good traction and stay balanced, no matter what you have to walk through. Heels or other fancy shoes may not mix well with slippery or dangerous conditions, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Using these tips, you are more likely to stay safe and have a happy and healthy holiday. That being said, accidents do happen. If you or someone you know slips and is injured, call Judd Shaw Injury Law™ at (732) 888-8888 to see if you have a case. We are here to defend injured victims in Monmouth and Ocean County and to get you the compensation you deserve. And remember, Demand Justice, Demand Judd.