Common Slip and Fall Hazards in the Spring | What You Should Know

Though most of us are very excited to turn the page and finally embrace the spring season, there are several things you should know about the potential safety hazards that spring poses. Please continue reading and speak with our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn about some of the most common slip and fall hazards in the spring, as well as other hazards that spring weather poses on the roads. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some common slip and fall hazards in the spring?

Spring is known for ample amounts of rain, which is why it only makes sense that we tend to see a spike in slip and fall accidents on sidewalks, crosswalks, and more. While at times, these are unavoidable, this is not always the case. For example, when multiple people go in and out of a building, such as a department store, they may track liquids in and make the floor slippery. The department store is responsible for clearing this hazard away, or otherwise putting out a wet floor sign. If you slip and fall because you did not notice the hazard as a result of department store negligence, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid personal injury claim.

What other accidents can happen in the spring?

Unfortunately, frequent rain often leads to more accidents on the road as well. In particular, motorcyclists and cyclists should exercise extreme caution when on the road, though cars and other motor vehicles are also at risk. That being said, while many times, these single-person crashes are either unavoidable or the driver’s fault, if you were injured in an accident because another motorist slid into your vehicle as a result of wet roads, there is a very good chance that you will have a personal injury claim. Rear-end accidents are far more common when roads are slippery, though drivers are obligated to stay 2-3 car lengths back from other drivers, and when they fail to do so and rear-end the driver in front, they are almost always considered at-fault for the accident. If you have any further questions or you’ve been injured in an accident as a result of another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation in a personal injury claim, and our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys are here to help.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.