The snow has appeared in force this winter and that means shoveling driveways and sidewalks. Did you know that the way you stand or the shovel you choose can have an impact on your ability to avoid injury? According to Popular Science, having a neutral spine (your head neck and tailbone should all be in a line) can protect your back during shoveling. We've all heard the "lift with your legs" advice but actively engaging your core in the process will also help to protect your back.
Winter weather brings plenty of snow to Utah, making any kind of travel difficult. It can be particularly annoying for pedestrians who are walking in residential neighborhoods where their neighbors and local businesses didn’t shovel their sidewalks.
If you are injured on someone else’s property and the premises was dangerous, you may feel you have the right to recover damages for your injuries. While you should not have to pay for someone else’s negligence, your perceived role in the accident could lead to less compensation.
Most people know that dog bites can cause serious injuries that are painful and can be extremely traumatic, but dog bites can also spread diseases that are extremely serious. We are all familiar with rabies and that is often a concern when someone is bitten by a dog (especially one that is feral and doesn't have an identified owner). But there are several other diseases that are transmitted through dog bites that you should be aware of.
You thought it should say toes, but we aren't singing a song, we're talking about the most commonly affected areas from winter related injuries. We can add wrists, necks, elbows and hips to the list. Winter brings a lot of great opportunities for outdoor recreation but it also brings a lot of injuries. From skiing and snowboarding to shoveling and slip and falls, winter can be a dangerous time of year.
Skiing and snowboarding are some of Utah's most cherished recreational activities. But they can also be dangerous. Skiing and snowboarding accidents happen all the time, it's just a part of the game. Sometimes, those accidents can cause injuries that are not your fault. In these cases, you may be entitled to some compensation. Handy & Handy Law, in Salt Lake City, knows just how to help you.