The winter holidays are a wonderful time to relax and enjoy the company of your friends and loved ones. Perhaps you enjoy such winter pastimes as ice skating, having snowball fights, or sledding. While these are all wonderful events that can typically only occur in winter, there are also dangers of being outdoors during the cold winter months.

First, sidewalks and other walkways can build up a slippery layer of ice. Even though the air temperature might be above freezing, the ground can hold the cold and contribute to icy walkways. If you are walking outside where there might be ice, try to keep one or both hands free so that you can catch yourself if you slip. Always avoid carrying precious cargo like a baby and opt for a stroller or other such device instead.

Driving in icy conditions can be extremely dangerous due to spots called black ice. Black ice, or glare ice, is water that has frozen with many tiny air bubbles. This makes it very transparent and hard to see on the roadway. If you cannot avoid driving in icy conditions, make sure to drive slowly and leave plenty of space between you and the people around you.

Lastly, snowdrifts can build up around roadways and become hazardous to both pedestrian and drivers. If you are walking and get caught in a snowdrift, try to stick some kind of flag or marker out of the snow so that people can find you. Should your car get stuck in a drift, don’t spin your wheels. Try carrying a shovel or kitty litter with you to help dig out snow from around your car and to give traction.

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Winter should be a time to spend with loved ones, not dealing with a personal injury. However, when someone else is negligent, it can cause injuries to you and those you care for. If a personal injury strikes, contact the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 today.

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The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm

Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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