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Predicting the Weather


slip and fall on leavesThe 2019 Baseball season is in the books, with the title going to the Washington Nationals.  The Nationals won their first championship of the history of the franchise.  It took all seven games to beat the Houston Astros.  There was also an interesting footnote to the 2019 World Series.  It was the first time in history that the road team won every game of the Fall Classic.  Now, who could have predicted that?

Baseball is a game of statistics.  Statisticians and fans measure and track everything.  Based on the abundance of information available, it should be easy to predict in April who will walk away with the World Series rings in October.  Then you wind up with the visiting team winning every game in the series, and it throws everyone for a loop.

Weather prediction is another area that is surrounded by science and statistics.  Every news channel and newspaper has a team of meteorologists checking and rechecking global conditions. Yet, there are ten different weather models to choose from, and predictions often differ.

Weather is Unpredictable.  Homeowner must prepare for the worst

Despite the lack of accuracy, we love talking about weather predictions.  Last year’s winter was mild, so this year’s will be brutal, some will say.  The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a very wet season.  We even have an entire day, February 2nd, dedicated to predicting the weather based on a rodent and his shadow.

Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox took the batting title this year.  He batted .335.  This means he failed 66.5% of the time, which was the best in baseball this year.  Meteorologists could only be so lucky to have a comparable batting average.

So to bring this all back around, last year we had a very mild winter, and while some will say that we are due for a tough winter and others will argue the opposite, the truth is that we always have to be ready for the worst that winter can bring.  That means snow and ice in front of our homes and businesses.  We recently spoke about how homeowners, business owners, and even residents and tenants who have sidewalks in front of their homes and businesses are responsible for keeping those sidewalks safe.

Homeowner and Business-Owners are Responsible for Keeping Sidewalks Safe

Keeping sidewalks safe is a responsibility that we all share, so you have to be ready.  Unsafe sidewalks are a hazard to everyone who passes your way.  Slip and fall injuries are a serious concern for everyone attempting to get around after a storm.  While the best advice is to stay home when the weather conditions are poor, this is not always practical or possible.  As such, thousands of New Yorkers each year fall victim to slip and fall accidents in which they are injured.

Trying to predict what the future holds when it comes to the weather is not nearly as important as making sure you are prepared for any eventuality.  Do not wait for the first snowfall to buy the tools and supplies you need to keep your sidewalks safe.  Prepare yourself.  Now is the time to get ready.  The Farmer’s Almanac says that November and this winter are going to be wet ones.  Will it happen?  We don’t know.

Call the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert

Marc Albert has been representing people who have been injured in slip and fall accidents for over 20 years.  We have the experience to handle these detail-oriented cases effectively.  Contact Marc Albert to discuss your accident and injuries.  We have offices in Queens and Long Island and handle cases throughout the New York metropolitan area.  Call us at 855-252-3788.