May 23, 2016
How to avoid Accidents in the Stairs of your Home
By Jonathan Damashek
Slip and fall accidents occur all the time. Most of these incidents occur without having serious consequences, but in some cases, they might cause injuries that require immediate medical attention affecting the harmony of one’s home.
The reasons for slipping and falling can be quite broad, but most of the time they can be easily prevented if the necessary precautions are taken. It is very well known that if a house or apartment have stairs, most of the accidents occur there, and being at a reasonable height, consequences are more severe than those that happen on a flat surface. This is why we want to share a few tips that will help you keep your loved ones safe by preventing accidents in your stairs.
Never rush down the stairs
Children under 6 years old should never go down by themselves under any circumstance. If you have children under the age of 5, consider blocking the use of the stairs with a security gate.
Keep the steps clear and in good conditions
Make sure there are no toys or objects on the steps. Maintain the surface even, without cracks. Stair carpeting is dangerous and can cause slips, consider removing it. If you spill liquids, clean up as soon as you can, you never know when someone will use the stairs next.
Always clean your stairs from the top down
This way you’ll avoid stepping on the cleaning product of your choice that may cause a serious fall.
Make sure you keep the stairs well illuminated at night
Having light switches at the top and bottom of the stairs is ideal. But if you don’t, make sure this area stays illuminated at night to prevent falls due to lack of vision.
We hope these tips will help you make your home a safer place by preventing this type of accidents that can be easily avoided. If you or a family member slips and falls in someone else’s’ premises, do not hesitate to contact us. We will analyze your case and go over your legal rights.