WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF ACCIDENTS DURING THE HOLIDAYS?
Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 1:56 am
The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends. From decorating Christmas trees and homes to baking cookies and attending holiday parties, there is always something to do during the holidays. Even though you are busy during the holidays, it is important to remember to rest and relax. When we are rushed and tired, the risk of accidents during the holidays increases. If we are not careful, our holidays can be interrupted by an accident that causes us or our loved ones to be seriously injured.
Common Accidents During the Holidays
Falls are common during the holidays as homeowners are decorating the inside and the outside of their homes. Falling from rooftops and ladders can cause serious head and back injuries. In some cases, falls can result in permanent disabilities and impairments. Be extremely careful when decorating your home to avoid slip and fall accidents during the holidays.
Burns and other injuries from fires can increase during the holidays. Candles, Christmas trees, overloaded electrical outlets, frayed extension cords, and holiday cooking can cause fires. Injuries from fires cause scarring and disfigurement. In some cases, burns can cause permanent nerve damages. To avoid fires during the holidays, always check extension cords and outlets for damage, never leave candles unattended, stay in the kitchen when cooking, and keep Christmas trees watered each day.
- Automobile Accidents
Automobile accidents during the holidays can cause traumatic injuries. Your risk for an auto accident increases during the holidays for several reasons. Common causes of car accidents during the holidays include crowded parking lots, distracted drivers, speeding, and drunk drivers. Remember to practice safe driving behaviors and wear your seatbelt to reduce your risk of car accidents during the holidays.
- Choking Hazards
Choking hazards are a serious threat during the holidays. Small, shiny Christmas decorations are a temptation for children. Hard holiday candies are another choking hazard that can cause serious injuries to children and adults alike. Keep small ornaments and decorations out of the reach of children and always watch children closely when they eat hard candies. Also, make sure that any toys Santa delivers on Christmas do not have small parts that could pose choking hazards for small children.
- Poisoning Hazards
Many holiday plants are poisonous to humans and animals. If you are using poinsettias, mistletoe, or holly berries to decorate, make sure that they are kept out of reach of children and pets.
Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney for Injuries in Accidents During the Holidays
We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. However, if you or a family member is injured in an accident this holiday season, our staff is here to help you with your claim. Contact our office to speak with a Sacramento personal injury lawyer about your case.
For a free consultation, you can contact The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.