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These 3 places in a bar pose the biggest slip-and-fall risk

Even though you may know your neighborhood watering hole like the back of your hand, the bar your visit on your Myrtle Beach vacation is a different story. Put simply, every time you are in an unfamiliar place, you have some chance of sustaining a serious injury in a slip-and-fall accident.

While there is certainly nothing wrong with visiting one of Myrtle Beach’s many bars, you must do so safely. To avoid a slip-and-fall accident, beware of these three places in your vacation bar.

1. The parking lot

Arguably, the biggest slip-and-fall risk at any bar is outside the establishment. Parking lots often have potholes, uneven surfaces, barricades and other obstacles that may cause you to trip, slip or fall. Likewise, because the lot has both parked and moving vehicles, you may not see a slipping hazard until it is too late to avoid a vacation-ending injury.

2. The bathrooms

The bathrooms inside the bar are also potentially hazardous to your health. After all, plumbing fixtures may leak, splash or spray water onto a slick tiled floor. Used paper towels and other debris may also accumulate beneath your feet. Even worse, because bar bathrooms often have dim lighting, you may not realize you are walking into a dangerous space.

3. The well

Bar patrons often congregate at the well, where the bartender makes and delivers drinks. If the bar offers table service, servers may also retrieve prepared drinks at the well. Either way, spilled liquid may pool opposite the well, creating a slip-and-fall hazard.

Ultimately, if the bar’s owner, the bartender or someone else does not clean up spilled liquids and take other steps to keep you safe, your dream vacation may turn into a painful and expensive nightmare.