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Brooklyn Winter Slip and Falls

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Avoid Tripping, Slipping and Falling Injuries in Brooklyn This Winter

Winter in Brooklyn brings with it ice, snow, sleet, rain, and wind. These conditions wreak havoc on the roads, sidewalks, floors, and stairs. The number of slip and fall injuries during Winter increases dramatically. You don’t want to be the victim of slippery conditions. Below are some tips to help you avoid tripping, slipping, and falling in Flushing, Rego Park, Sheepshead Bay, and Bensonhurst.
Concentrate – just like you should not drive while distracted, you should not walk while distracted, especially in poor conditions. Be attentive to where you are stepping, try not to rush, and walk slowly. Be aware of changes in surfaces and their conditions.

Plan your route – take time to plan ahead and avoid any route you know will be unusually slippery or dangerous. Try to walk around icy patches, snowbanks, and piles of wet leaves.

Wear appropriate shoes – when heading out to walk in bad weather, vanity has no place. Be sure you wear sturdy boots with textured soles that make it easier for you to walk on slippery surfaces. If you must, carry a change of shoes to wear once you safely reach your destination.

Beware of floors – once you enter a building, wipe your shoes as best you can. Be on the lookout for wet floors with snow and slush tracked in. They can be more dangerous than outside conditions.

Use handrails – make use of nearby handrails whenever possible. If you find yourself slipping while walking in Crown Heights, Canarsie, Bay Ridge, and Park Slope, grabbing onto a handrail can prevent a serious fall and injuries.

If you do slip and feel like you are falling forward, try to roll with it. If you feel yourself slipping backward, try to relax your body and sit into the fall. You might be able to reduce your injuries should you fall.
If you slip, trip, or fall in, Flatbush, Midwood, Brighton Beach, Gravesend or Bedford-Stuyvesant and you suffer injuries, you might be able to hold someone liable for your medical costs and other expenses associated with your injuries. Depending on where you are, and the conditions surrounding your fall, a property owner, landlord, business owner, or employee might be legally responsible for your injuries.

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Brooklyn

At the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, PC, we hope that you stay safe this winter. If, however, you find yourself the victim of someone’s negligence, suffering from injuries because of a slip and fall accident in Bushwick, Sunset Park, Borough Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, or East New York, call us. We can determine if you have a legal claim and are entitled to obtain compensation for your injuries. You can reach our personal injury lawyers at (800) 560-0214.

The Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. represents clients in Brooklyn, Flushing, Manhattan Beach, Rego Park, Sheepshead Bay, Bensonhurst, Flatbush, Midwood, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Sunset Park, Borough Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, East New York, Crown Heights, Canarsie, Bay Ridge, and Park Slope.

Call us at (800) 560-0214 for a free evaluation of your slip and fall case.