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Wet Paint in Parking Lots--A Hidden Danger


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5/24/2010
Daniel J. O'Brien
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Slip and falls in parking lots are common.  The most often cause is wet paint, and this situation can be avoided by one very simple solution--adding a gritty substance to the paint to provide traction.  Otherwise, people getting out of their cars or walking across a parking lot can slip and sustain serious injuries.

Paint is applied to parking lot surfaces to mark parking lots spaces, walking areas and even crosswalks to buildings.  However, these painted surfaces can become slippery when wet.  That is because paint applied to a rough, uneven surface, like asphalt creates a slick surface.  Paint fills in the tiny grooves of asphalt and a person can slip on the resulting smooth surface.

However, this can all be avoided by adding a gritty material to the paint when it is applied. Paint manufacturers warn of the danger of wet paint and if such warnings go unheeded, a very dangerous condition results.

Click on the title above to access the article I wrote on wet paint in parking lots.

If you've been injured in a slip and fall in a parking lot, contact an experienced liability lawyer at White and Williams.  Our team will provide quality representation every step of the way.  1-877-944-8396.



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