Winters in Boston and throughout New England bring certain hazards not found in the warmer climates. Snow and ice on sidewalks and driveways present dangers to all persons where a slip and fall can result in injuries ranging from minor sprains and bruises to broken limbs and traumatic head injuries.

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Sledding is one of the most entertaining activities you can engage in during the winter months. Sleds range widely in size and functionality, but the main point is getting down the hill or slope quickly and safely. Most areas that allow sledding are on municipal property or in parks owned by the city, however, private landowners may allow some sledding for guests or even for the public at large. But if you or a loved one was injured while sledding, who may be held responsible for the injuries?

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When temperatures drop and precipitation falls, the result can be extremely icy roads and dangerous driving conditions. Indeed, when roads are icy, vehicles may be harder to control, take more time to stop, and may lose traction – skidding or sliding, ultimately leading to an accident.

As you navigate icy roads, it’s important to keep the following safety tips in mind, and to know what to do if you are involved in a crash.

How to Drive Safely When Roads Are Icy

The very best thing that you can do when the roads are icy is to refrain from getting behind the wheel of a car; not driving is the only way you can truly minimize your risk of a collision. If not driving isn’t an option for you, though, here are some safety tips to help you get to your destination safely when the roads are icy–

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The day after Thanksgiving, known as ‘Black Friday,’ may be one of the best times to get deals on Christmas gifts and must-haves before the new year, but it’s also one of the most dangerous. To be sure, every year there are numerous people who are injured on Black Friday as a result of heavy traffic, parking lot congestion, and anxiety over finding the perfect gift or the best deal. If you suffer a Black Friday injury, our Boston personal injury lawyer can assist you in your claim for damages. Call us today to learn more.

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This winter has been brutal in Boston – precipitation has fallen, temperatures have dropped well below freezing, and snow and ice have accumulated (despite the fact that Boston-area snow totals have been historically low so far this winter).

While winter weather brings with it a number of discomforts, one of the biggest risks associated with snow and ice is that of a slip and fall accident. If you have suffered a slip and fall accident on an icy sidewalk in Boston this year, who’s to blame?

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A person who is seriously injured must cope with various types of damages and losses. To be sure, there is the physical injury itself, which may be disabling, expensive to treat, and require invasive or painful medical treatments. Then there are the effects of the injury, such as the inability to go to work and earn an income, perform basic chores and tasks, or perhaps even go for a walk. All of these things can contribute to a plaintiff’s pain, suffering, and emotional distress.

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We’ve all experienced it: the feeling of anxiety, frustration, or pure anger when behind the wheel of a car. But while road rage may be common, it’s not acceptable; in fact, on the contrary, road rage can be quite dangerous, and when a person falls victim to it, dangerous behavior and a serious accident may result. At the law office of Lovenberg & Associates, P.C., our lawyers are passionate about encouraging safe driving and representing those who have been injured as a result of another’s negligence.

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Premises liability is a subset of personal injury law and is one of the most common types of claims after car accidents. Any injury that occurs on someone else’s property may come under the principles of premises liability. How your injury claim is handled largely depends on how the the property owner is characterized, and your own status while on the subject property. Because these cases can be difficult to prove, call a Boston personal injury lawyer at Lovenberg & Associates to handle your claim from the outset.

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Brrr! It’s been a cold winter with below-average temperatures. This has meant more snow, cold and exposure to winter weather. While it’s always fun to play and marvel at the winter wonderland, it’s important to remember basic winter safety tips to keep your family and loved ones safe.

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