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.
As winter approaches in Bergen County, it likely won't be long before the roads are covered with snow and ice. Traffic safety agencies do all they can to warn motorists of unsafe driving conditions on New Jersey roads, but there is only so much they can do to prevent winter weather-related car accidents, injuries, and fatalities.