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5 Dos And Don'ts When Visiting New York During Thanksgiving

No one knows the time or the moment when an injury is going to occur. It can happen even at the most inconvenient time, like while you are on vacation enjoying yourself. Therefore, it is important to know the dos and don'ts of what to do when visiting New York City during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Our personal injury attorneys in New York City have handled a variety of lawsuits involving common injuries during the holiday season.

Five Tips When Visiting New York

While on vacation in New York, especially during Thanksgiving, there are a few things that you should do, and there are those that you should not do in order to minimize the chances of getting hurt. Those things include:

1. Avoid Unfamiliar Locations

Do not visit areas you are not sure of alone. There have been reports of people getting robbed simply because they were in the wrong neighborhood. Before you go to a place, make sure you know a bit more about the general security situation in that location. You should also try and find out the nearest security office, and emergency center just in case something bad happens to you at that particular location.

2. Ensure There Is A Trainer When Taking Part In Recreational Activities

Although the weather is crisp at this time of the year, outdoor activities such as biking and Segway tours might be limited, it is understandable that you want to try out some of the activities if they are available. However, these events might sometimes lead to you getting hurt in the process. For you to avoid getting hurt, you should ensure that there are trained personnel around there who can enlighten you on the safest way to engage in the activities at hand. You should ensure that you wear all the right safety gear before you do the activities that you need to do.

3. Do Not Step On Wet Floors

There is a slipping and falling hazard due to damp or wet floor when it's been raining, snowing. During the holiday season, there is an increased traffic in most of the stores. As a result, the cleaning crew might be a little bit overwhelmed, especially with Black Friday sales happening around them. It is possible to overlook some of the wet
patches on the floors. They might also not dry the surfaces thoroughly due to the pressure on them to keep cleaning. It is best for you to avoid stepping on such spots for your safety as you do your shopping while on holiday. For tips to avoid holiday shopping injuries go here.

4. Observe Speed Limits

The streets of New York are particularly very busy during the holidays. Do not exceed the speed limits or drive below the speed limit. The limit has been set for your safety and that of other drivers and pedestrians. You should plan your schedule accordingly, taking into account the increased traffic following the holidays.

5. Do Not Drink And Drive

That is an obvious thing. You might be well aware of the dangers of driving while you are under the influence of alcohol or any other substance. During Thanksgiving, it is understandable that you might have a drink or two with friends and families now and then. Resist the temptation to drive before you sober up as you can increase the chances of an accident occurring due to unfamiliar surroundings as well.

 Navigating Your Way Around Holiday Injuries

Although abiding by those basic safety tips can reduce your chances of causing a collision or getting hurt, you cannot account for the behavior of the drivers, people, and situations around you. If you or someone you love or know has been hurt or injured while on vacation, it is possible to seek legal help in order to navigate the situation you find yourself in.

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: November 18, 2015
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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