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3 Dangers to watch out for in Autumn

The season of autumn presents new dangers. Apart from spooky Halloween festivities, there are a few fall-time risks that you should be wary of.

Here are a few tips to avoid the most common fall-time accidents this season.

Fall time results in actual falls

Though the streets aren’t yet slicked with ice, the wet and slippery leaves of autumn may be even more likely to lead to a slip-and-fall accident.

Other times, unkept sidewalks may lead to leaves that camouflage other hazards, such as cracks or objects on the pavement. Since these types of accidents usually happen in public places, your local council is usually to blame for neglecting to reduce the pileup.

Steer clear of deer

Autumn is also the peak mating season for deer. For this reason, most collisions between deer and motorists happen during October, November and December. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that there are over 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions each year.

Another animal to watch out for are bears, who are on the hunt for food before winter begins. To steer clear of these hazards, make sure to drive slowly on rural roads.

Beware of sun glare

For reasons having to do with the proximity of the sun to the northern hemisphere, sun glare is worse in the fall. Even if you flip your sun visor downward and put on your polarized sunglasses, sun glare can still blind you or another driver from seeing a stop sign, stop light or stopped vehicle ahead.

If you are injured by a slip-and-fall or a motor vehicle accident, it’s important to talk to an attorney about what happened. While autumn may present risks, these accidents often happen when one party neglects their responsibility to practice safety techniques. A lawyer can help you recover damages for pain and suffering, such as medical expenses and lost wages.

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