The wintertime is host to a wide variety of injuries. Snowy and icy conditions make virtually every aspect of traveling outdoors more dangerous. Read up on the most common injuries that happen during the winter and how you can keep yourself safe.
Top Winter Injuries
When people think of winter injuries, many think of slip and fall injuries. Slip and fall injuries are quite common during the winter, and often lead to a whole host of other serious injuries, including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Sprained ankles or elbows
Additionally, the cold weather can contribute to a wide variety of health problems and subsequent injuries, including the following:
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Bruising, cuts, and lacerations
Preventing Winter Injuries
The cold weather, snowy conditions, and icy hazards pose significant risks to motorists and pedestrians throughout the entire season. Taking the following measures can help reduce your chances of an accident and injury:
- Clear snow from walkways and stairwells.
- Step carefully on icy pavement.
- Always use handrails.
- Make sure your car’s tires are in good condition for snowy pavement.
Injured in an Accident? Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident this winter due to another’s negligence, our team is here to help. Our Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys have helped countless injured victims recover the compensation they deserve from responsible parties. We are here to help you, too.
Contact Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. at (202) 659-8600 to schedule a free consultation with our team.