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Take care to avoid slip and fall injuries this winter

If you live in New York City, chances are you spend some of your time as a pedestrian walking along the sidewalks or if it is too crowded you may even find yourself occasionally in the street. The state and boroughs within the City have implemented safety programs to help reduce pedestrian injuries and fatal accidents. However, even with existing programs, the potential of slipping and falling in the winter remains high.

Common winter weather-related injuries

In recent years, winter storms have hit the east coast and covered roadways in deep snow, causing not only difficulties and delay for residents, but dangerous conditions. Around this time last year, a blizzard left the boroughs of Staten Island and the Bronx with 2 1/2 feet of snow. Unfortunately, city plows were unable to clear it for almost two days. Drivers had a difficult time getting around due to the dangerous road conditions, but vehicle fender benders and serious crashes aren't the only weather-related accidents that can cause injury during the winter.

Who is liable for accidents on private beaches?

Heading to the beach is something that brings a lot of enjoyment to people who are trying to escape the summer heat. Some people who own private beaches allow other people to use their beaches. This is due in part to the limiting of liability for those private beach owners who do allow recreational use of their property.

Attractive nuisances can lead to injured children

Children are very inquisitive and enjoy exploring things. Those common childhood actions can lead to children being placed in harm's way. When a child is injured during explorations, there is a chance that the parents might seek compensation for the child's injuries based on the legal concept known as attractive nuisance.

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