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Whether you know it or not, your brain is constantly working to keep you safe. It’s what scientists call “automatic pilot” because much like computers, brains operate while the operators (us) are unaware. However, in unfamiliar places, you as the operator often takes over, and for good reason.

Unfamiliar landscapes lead to premises liability claims.

For this reason, it’s good to know what hazards to look for when you are in a new place.

Slip & Fall Hazards

Many people suffer from slip and fall hazards when they are in new places. Slip and fall hazards can be hard to identify because they can be as simple as slightly uneven surfaces.

Here’s what to look for when it comes to slip and fall hazards:

  • Recently mopped or waxed surfaces;
  • Potholes in parking lots;
  • Loose mats and rugs, especially on staircases;
  • Cords.

Tripping hazards are only of the things to look for when in a new place.

Dangerous Conditions

Some property managers fail to keep their buildings in working order, which means you have to work extra hard to stay safe. Interestingly, some dangerous conditions are more common than others.

Common dangerous conditions include:

  • Broken windows/doors;
  • Jutting pipes/corners;
  • Frayed/worn wires;
  • Fractured furniture/shopping carts.

Pools & Daycares

Swimming pools and daycares get their own category because they have specific hazards that could harm children.

If you see any of the following issues, it may be a good idea to visit another establishment:

  • Inattentive lifeguards/teachers;
  • Inappropriate ratio of kids to supervisors;
  • Supervisors seem bothered when asked safety questions;
  • Any of the problems mentioned earlier in this blog.

Injured on Someone’s Property?

We hope this blog post helps you stay safe in new environments. However, if you or a loved one is injured on someone else’s property, our firm may be able to help.

Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC is an Atlanta personal injury firm that represents clients against negligent behavior. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we hope we can help you recover as well.

Call (888) 425-6070 now for a free consultation for your premise liability case!