Staying Safe in 2022

December 30, 2021
BY: Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O'Cathain & O'Cathain

It’s a brand-new year— a fresh start! A chance to potentially engage in better and smarter habits when it comes to eating healthy, saving money, or being more fulfilled. In the past we’ve shared new year’s blog posts on new safety checks for your house and even a new year’s wrap-up, but with his new year’s post we wanted to do something a little different. We want to see if we can help you stay out of harm’s way in 2022. Let’s identify three of the top reasons people become clients of our Personal Injury Department— and see if we can avoid the problems associated with them.


  • We written frequently about the damages done by ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft (you may find a post here, and a webpage here), but how do you avoid ridesharing accidents? Be sure to check the star rating and reviews of the driver in the app before you choose them. Always buckle your seatbelt! And if you feel your driver isn’t driving safely, speak up: ask them to lower their speed, put down their cell phone and be mindful of the road. After all, you’re their precious cargo.


  • Slip-and-falls. With the new year comes the height of winter, and with winter comes snow, rain, ice, slush, and sleet. (We have a popular blog post about this here.) Be sure to wear the right type of winter boots when you’re walking in the elements. Always use railings when dealing with stairs. And keep pet and children friendly ice (or rock) salt on hand, so you can salt down the icy patches around your home. Travel with a partner when you can, to help each other navigate the terrain. And if you do fall, seek medical attention immediately. We want you to stay safe this winter— all in the other three seasons!


  • Car accidents. Automobiles are a big way of life here in suburban Northern New Jersey (after all, the kids always have to go somewhere!), and we have a webpage on car accidents here and a guest blog post here. But what you can do to avoid being a client who’s been in a car wreck? Buckle your seatbelt. Put down your smartphone and watch the road (don’t text and drive— distracted driving is a killer!) Observe the posted speed limit. Limit the number of left turns you make. Never drink and drive. Give yourself plenty of time to get where you’re going so you’re not in a rush. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, but there’s no reason you can’t start with better driving practices early.

It’s a long, new year ahead— twelve months of trying to be better and stay safe. If you do get injured, we hope you’ll consider the Personal Injury Department of Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC. You’ll find much more about the firm on our website,, including a webpage on Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements, and a whole series of pages designed to guide the client through the steps of New Jersey Injury Litigation: Mediation, Trial, Personal Injury Interrogatories New Jersey, Personal Injury Complaint in New Jersey, Defense Medical Examination, Depositions and Non-Binding Mediation.

Everyone at the Personal Injury Department of Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC wishes you and your family a healthy, safe and Happy New Year!

To contact the Personal Injury Department of Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC, please telephone: (201) 488-1161 or visit