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Protecting Yourself In The Big City

Just about every personal injury lawyer has cases from clients who have fallen victim to some kind of obstacle in a big city. The “concrete jungle” presents its own set of challenges that pedestrians and motorists need to be aware of if they want to stay safe. Car accident lawyers have plenty of cases involving motorists who were unfamiliar with a city’s traffic flow and wound up getting into trouble. The primary reasons that people find themselves in distress in a city include:

  • Weather
  • Traffic flow
  • Unfamiliarity with the area
  • Unpredictable actions of others

The weather should be a huge concern for people who plan on spending a lot of time in a city. When people see snow and ice, they develop an appreciation for how slippery concrete can become. But rain can also create slick conditions that may wind up causing a situation that could require Toronto slip and fall accident lawyers. Remember that Toronto, and other big Ontario cities, are exposed to treacherous weather all year round. In order to protect yourself, you should wear the proper clothing for the weather and always look out for the people and vehicles around you.

Another big contributor to accidents in a city is the traffic flow. The people who live in a city have their way of doing things. They develop trends that they believe keep the traffic moving and allow people to get where they have to go. But the problem is that cities have outside visitors each and every day who are unfamiliar with the traffic trends in an area. People from outside a city tend to try and follow traffic laws when they are in an unfamiliar place. Unfortunately, traffic trends do not always follow traffic laws and that is where people can get into trouble.

These traffic trends apply to pedestrians as well. In some cities, pedestrians have the right of way in all circumstances. In other cities, pedestrians who cross the street against the traffic lights are taking their lives into their own hands. If you are unfamiliar with these kinds of trends, then you could get yourself and others hurt. You may be following the law of the land, but the trends are what will get you in trouble.

If you are in the city and trying to drive in traffic, then you have to be ready for anything. The concrete jungle has its own way of doing things and some people can become extremely unpredictable. That is why you always have to watch from all sides when you are driving or walking in a city. Do not take a turn unless you know for sure that you have a clear path to use. Do not cross the street until the light indicates that it is safe and, even then, you will want to keep a watch out for vehicles and other pedestrians. Never take anything for granted when you are trying to stay safe in the concrete jungle known as the big city.

 

For assistance with a personal injury and/or insurance claim, please email David Himelfarb at dhimelfarb@himprolaw.com or call 1-855-446-7765, for a free case evaluation.

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