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Accidents at the grocery store can result in catastrophic injury

People who go to the grocery store don't expect that they are going to be injured while they are there. The risks of suffering an injury are high in some cases because some stores don't keep the floors clean and free of debris. They might also have other issues present that can also lead to injuries. We know that it is difficult to think about what you are going to have to do now that you did suffer a serious injury.

Businesses must keep entryways clear during winter

The winter season is filled with snow and wintry precipitation in New Jersey. Businesses should be prepared for this ahead of time by having protocols in place for when entryways have snow and water tracked in. Without a plan in place, there is a chance that customers who come into the building might slip and fall, which can lead to serious injuries.

NJ Winter Weather and Slip-and-Falls

In New Jersey, the coming winter months mean ice, sleet, snow and a higher risk of slip-and-fall accidents. Many slip-and-falls happen where outdoor pedestrian activity is common: parking lots and sidewalks outside businesses. Business owners have a legal obligation to ensure their premises, including their parking lots and and the area surrounding their shops, are safe for consumers in the winter months and clear of any obstruction or dangerous condition. 

NJ Men Attempt Black Ice DUI Coverup

The New Jersey slip-and-fall lawyers at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that two NJ men were arrested on Saturday after police said they tried to cover up a drunken car crash by making black ice. Brian Byers, 20, allegedly blew through a stop sign at an intersection, then hit a guard rail before fleeing the scene, according to a CBS report. He returned hours later with 20-year-old Alexander Zambenedetti. Byers then allegedly proceeded to pour water at the intersection in an attempt to create black ice, police said. "I've never seen anything like this and I've been here 21 years," Sgt. John Lamon of the Sparta Police Department told CBS2. Added Sgt. Dennis Proctor to 1010 WINS: "The original driver of the first vehicle that crashed and left the scene made an admission that ... their intent was to blame it on the ice so they could collect insurance for the vehicle, for the damage to the vehicle." Investigators said Byers was drunk at the time of the crash. "You could actually see the skid marks underneath the water they had just put there, so we knew that they had dumped this water over the top of where he lost control of the vehicle rather than the vehicle losing control on the ice itself," said Proctor. Byers faces charges of DWI, leaving the scene of an accident and disorderly conduct for creating a dangerous condition by purposely icing the intersection, according to NBC 4. Zambenedetti was arrested on DWI charges as well after he failed a sobriety test.

Slip-and-Falls After a Storm

If you live in the tristate area, chances are you've slipped on a patch of ice in the last few months. Most of the time, these slips lead only to minor scrapes and mild embarrassment, but unfortunately there are occasions when more severe injuries occur. Slip-and-falls, especially by the elderly and the very young, can lead to catastrophic and even life-threatening afflictions, such as broken bones, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain damage.

Slip-and-fall injuries common in medical facilities, even for staff

Examples of irony will certainly incorporate this: At medical facilities in New Jersey and across the United States that cater to emergencies, employees themselves are often at risk of getting injured owing to the need for speed in responding to crisis situations and other factors.

Study focuses on patients' fall risks, inadequacy of bed alarms

When it comes to personal injuries suffered by patients in hospitals and nursing homes in New Jersey and throughout the country, emphasis is commonly placed on preventable medical errors -- things like facility negligence, medication errors, hospital-acquired infections and other mistakes that experts say can and routinely should be prevented.

Avoid a fireworks accident this Fourth of July

It's a tradition that is as American as baseball and apple pie: every Fourth of July, families in Bergen County and throughout New Jersey celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. But whether you are lighting sparklers or setting off aerial explosions, fireworks can - and often do - lead to injuries, even when they are used properly. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, children between the ages of 5 and 14 are at the greatest risk for a fireworks-related injury.

How New Jersey businesses can prevent slip-and-fall injuries

Did you know that slip-and-fall injuries account for nearly 9 million emergency room visits in the U.S. every year? Unfortunately, these accidents occur more frequently than most of us realize or would like to believe. And it appears that a large number of these incidents are occurring on the job: according to the U.S. Department of Labor, slip-and-fall injuries are the third largest cause of workplace injuries, causing more than 100 million lost workdays every year.

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