Keep Your Holiday Cheer! Here’s How To Avoid Common Holiday Personal Injury Accidents
It’s that exciting time of year where everyone is buzzing with activity- so much shopping to get done, family and friends to visit and making the house holiday ready. While we all want a very jolly and safe season, there are instances where personal injury can occur. Here’s a list of the most common holiday personal injuries we have seen:
- Increase in road accidents: With everyone on their way to visit family, a friend or a store, more people will be on our roadways. More vehicles means an increase of possible accidents, especially with those who are visiting from another state.
- Shopping Injuries: From wet floors in stores to overcrowded spaces, personal injuries are just waiting to happen. With the increased amount of shoppers and some people rushing to cash in on the holiday deals, it is important to keep your distance, take your time on wet floors and avoid any altercations with other shoppers.
- Christmas Decorations: Everyone loves to stop and take in a beautiful Christmas scene, but it is important to stay safe while doing so. Children are especially at risk as their curiosity can get the best of them. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that each year, holiday decorations and lights are responsible for more than 12,000 emergency room visits due to falls, cuts, and shocks. Whether at home or in a public space, be sure to keep an eye on the kids.
If, unfortunately, you or someone you love is caught in a holiday accident due to someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The Lewis Law Group handles all personal injury cases from slip-and-fall to motor vehicle accidents and everything in between. If you can’t come to us, we can come to you.
On a lighter note, we want to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday season. May it be filled with love, great food and wonderful family and friends. Happy holidays!