Pretty much any New York injury lawyer knows that snow and ice can create dangerous conditions. Cars and pedestrians can slip on the ice, lose orientation and hit the ground. On the other hand, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), shoveling the snow can be dangerous too. New York personal injury lawyer lifts its snow-cap in gratitude to the AAOS for posting this important guide to preventing a snow injury. Snow shoveling can lead to body injury and even fatalities, if not done properly. Here are some tips that we found helpful;: 1) Warm up before shoveling. It’s harder than it looks and requires proper physical preparation. 2) Don’t shovel if you are over age 45 or not accustomed to exercise. Shoveling puts significant strain on the heart. 3) Do not overwork it. Take breaks and drink lots of water. Dehydration can occur even while standing in foot-deep snow. Please be careful out there this Winter.