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Pool Accidents in New York City Climb During Summer Months

Public and private swimming pools across the city provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the summer and beat the heat with family and friends. But pool accidents in New York City claim the lives of unsuspecting victims every year-senseless losses that, for the most part, could be avoided with the proper equipment, maintenance, and supervision.

Accident on Williamsburg Subway Stairs Leaves Grandmother Bedridden, Unable to Communicate

In 2008, a tragic accident on the subway stairs resulted in a 61-year old Williamsburg grandmother lying at the bottom of the stairs, bleeding from her brain. Days later, seizures wracked her body as she lay in a Bellevue Hospital bed, slowly stealing her ability to communicate with loved ones and leaving her bedridden, totally dependent on others for care.

Knee Surgery - Common Injury After an Accident

Knee surgery in New York is a common medical procedure performed for a variety of different reasons but one of the most common is to repair damaged caused in an auto or slip and fall accident. Car accidents are notoriously disastrous for people's knees as most vehicles are designed to place the lower portion of your legs under the dashboard and steering wheel. When the front crumple zones of vehicles work as they should, the front section of the car folds in, often causing the dash to collapse and impact or even trap the legs of passengers within.

The Times Warns New Yorkers of Slip and Fall Accidents

In New York, slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes for injury. The number of those accidents dramatically increases in the winter months. By how much? In recent weeks New York emergency rooms have seen a 300 percent increase in winter-related injuries (most from slip and fall accidents involving ice and snow covered surfaces)-well over four hundred during the last week of January and first week of February alone. The danger is so bad that the New York Times ran yet another article warning New Yorkers about the hazards of icy streets, sidewalks, stairwells, and walkways.

NYC Officials Warn of the Danger of Falling Snow and Ice

In addition to being the causal factor in many motor vehicle crashes, the presence of snow and ice is a major contributing factor to slip and fall accidents in New York City. Every winter slick spots on pedestrian walkways and building entryways can-in a second-cause irreparable damage and lifelong disability. However, the Department of Buildings warns that those aren't the only safety risks caused by inclement weather and dropping temperatures. Falling snow and ice can cause severe injuries and even kill pedestrians or cyclists within city limits.

Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy New York City Sidewalks

Winter storms can turn any New York City sidewalk into a sheet of ice or a slippery slush-coated slide. Regardless of how careful you are, slip and fall accidents do occur. Falling on an icy sidewalk can result in serious injuries, pain and suffering, and significant lost time from work.

Slip and Fall Accidents in New York Increase Dramatically During Winter Months

Slip and fall accidents, in New York City, are the number one non-vehicular cause of accidental injury. Indeed, data shows that one of the most dangerous compounding elements of any slip and fall accident is the presence of ice and/or snow.

The Top Causes of New York Slip and Fall Accidents

New York slip and fall accidents injure thousands of residents and visitors every year. Nationwide they're responsible for over 9 million injuries. They're also one of the most common types of accidents in the workplace (according to official OSHA statistics), accounting for 35% of all deaths in the construction industry alone. And, unfortunately, they're the leading cause of accidental death among the elderly.

The Cost of Slip and Fall Accidents to New York Victims

A recent study conducted by Bolt Insurance Agency sheds light on slip and fall accidents across the country. According to data, there are over 9 million slip and fall accident related visits to hospital and emergency rooms each year. That makes it the number one accidental injury in America.

Does Your Pool Comply with Safety Regulations?

With the availability of more affordable "temporary pools" (such as inflatables or soft-sided pools) the number of water hazards in New York City has grown tremendously. However, the vast majority of pool owners aren't even aware of the safety regulations put in place by state, city, and federal regulators in order to safeguard pool users, neighbors, and unattended children. (Sadly, many of the pool-related drowning accidents in New York City involve children under 15-years old.) Does your pool conform to safety codes? Does your neighbor's? Is there a real danger lurking in your backyard?

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