Winter Weather Injuries

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Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers advocate for victims with winter weather injuries.With winter comes a host of preventable injuries. At Nerenberg Law Associates, we file personal injury lawsuits when people are injured due to negligence. Property owners and employers should maintain their properties, and visitors and workers should exercise care when they venture onto the ice and snow. The following are a few slip-and-fall scenarios that are common this time of year:

Snow-Shoveling Injuries

If it snowed overnight, you want to get out there first thing in the morning to prevent the snow from getting trampled down. However, bad things can happen while you are out there. People have heart attacks, back strains and disk problems can occur, or are aggravated, and people suffer injuries due to the cold weather. The solution to all three problems is to take breaks indoors to calm your body and warm your extremities.

Icy Sidewalks

These injuries can break bones and fracture skulls. Consider laying out salt on the sidewalks. Pack a spare pair of shoes to bring to work in the office, to change into if snow is still present on walkways. If you see an icy patch just ahead of you, go around it, to avoid potential accidents.

People also slip on slushy floors. Businesses are supposed to keep walkways safe, but it is hard to keep up with falling snow. When exiting your car, get a grip on the road. In the winter, you are likely to slip and fall, sometimes under the car. Make a habit of planting both feet on the ground and keep one hand on the car to steady yourself if things go wrong.

Instead of walking your usual long stride, shorten it up and walk with toes pointing out. You will feel much more stable taking penguin steps, and you may avoid a trip to the emergency room or orthopedist.

Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyers at Nerenberg Law Associates Advocate for Victims Injured in Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

At Nerenberg Law Associates, we recommend that you slow down, pay attention to where you are going, and think about how you can avoid a painful interruption to your life. If you own a business, large or small, the law asks you to anticipate these problems. Keep your walkways clear, dry, and well-lit. If the worst has happened, and you face an expensive recovery because someone else was negligent in providing for your safety, talk to our Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers today by calling us at 215-569-9100 or contact us online for a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, we also represent clients across New Jersey and Pennsylvania.