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Walking Safely In Bad Weather

One of the things that a personal injury lawyer will always try to emphasize to his clients is the need for safety at all times. In most cases, the dangers come from the situation surrounding the person and not the person himself. For example, a speeding car that goes through an intersection without stopping is a danger to even the safest driver. But there are also situations where people could take more comprehensive safety measures to protect themselves from being involved in personal injury accidents.

Walking seems like the most innocent activity a person can engage in, but walking in bad weather can make the situation a bit more challenging. Some of the weather challenges involved with walking include:

  • Vision issues when walking in the fog or at night.
  • Vision and footing issues when walking in the rain.
  • Slip and fall accidents on icy sidewalks.
  • Walking on sidewalks or walkways in need of repair.

If you want to avoid having to talk to slip and fall accident lawyers about your personal injury accident, then there are some safety steps that you should take. The more that you can do to protect yourself and your family, the better your chances of avoiding a situation that could cause you pain and discomfort for the rest of your life.

The best approach to walking at night is to avoid it if you can. It is harder for cars to see pedestrians at night and that problem can be compounded if there is inclement weather. If you do walk at night, then wear reflective clothing that will easily be seen by oncoming traffic.

Another issue for walking at night is not being able to see the damaged parts of the sidewalk or the other challenges that can come with walking. It is always best to take a flashlight with you when you walk at night and pay close attention to the walkway in front of you so that you can avoid falling or injuring yourself.

In the rain and snow, it is always best to wear appropriate gear to protect yourself. You should wear shoes that will protect your feet from the weather and offer good traction as well. If you are walking in the snow, then wearing reflective clothing will help vehicles to see you better. Snow always poses a threat because it can impede visibility.

Experienced personal injury lawyers such as David Himelfarb understand that, even when a pedestrian takes all of the necessary precautions, things still can happen. If you are involved in a personal injury accident while you are walking, do not assume that you have no recourse. After getting emergency medical treatment, your next step should be to see an experienced lawyer. You may have long-term medical bills that could add up to thousands of dollars that you do not have. Make sure that you take every safety precaution possible when walking in public, but do not hesitate to contact a lawyer if you get involved in an accident.


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

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