Black Ice Alert – How To Spot It And Avoid A Connecticut Slip And Fall Injury
It is that time of year again when the ground is starting to be moist in the morning and the cold temperatures have fallen just enough to form a slim layer of black ice on the sidewalks and roads that could lead to quite a few Connecticut slip and fall injuries.
If you commute by walking to work or school you need to be on the lookout for an increased exposure to black ice as the weather gets colder. Black ice can form on roads, bridges, and even sidewalks and can be a hazard to you as you walk to and from your destination. Even if you don’t think it is cold enough for ice to freeze there is danger on many surfaces.
The good news is there are some things you can do to avoid black ice and stay safe.
- Wear shoes that have good traction. Wearing the proper footwear will allow you to cross over black ice and in many cases not even realize that you did it.
- Never walk over a segment of the road or sidewalk that looks wet. If it looks wet, it could be black ice.
- If you have to walk when it’s dark out (either at dusk or in the evening) bring a flashlight with you to illuminate your walking path. You can’t spot black ice if you can’t see in front of you.
- Avoid any dips in the sidewalk or road where water and ultimately black ice can collect and form a dangerous spot to walk over.
As the weather turns from cool autumn air to brisk early winter air, black ice will start to become a problem for both pedestrians and drivers. By taking a few simple precautions you can work to keep yourself safe from being a victim of a Connecticut slip and fall injury.
If you or a loved one are injured as a result of a slip on black ice you may need an attorney to review your case. Our office is experienced in this type of incident and may be able to work with you to protect your long-term interests. Contact our office immediately.