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Holiday Season Injuries to be Aware Of

Holiday Season Injuries to be Aware Of

As this joyful time is upon us, injuries can still occur during the holiday season. Falling from ladders, oven burns, slip and falls from ice and snow, and gashes from opening gifts are common risks associated with the holidays. While we don’t want to put a damper on the holiday spirit, there are many circumstances that you should keep on your radar to prevent them from happening to you or your loved ones.

Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents around the holidays are particularly dangerous, especially at night when drivers cannot see as clearly—driving while intoxicated is a primary concern as well. The holidays are an exciting time of year; however, they come with a heightened risk of accidents, injuries, and even death.

Drivers operating a motor vehicle should check their vehicle and ensure that it is in good condition. It's also a good idea to remind family members of the danger of texting and driving, as well as other safety-related concerns.

December marks the beginning of the most dangerous month for motor vehicle accidents. Christmas is a popular time of year for celebrations. Our firm wants to encourage everyone to get to and from their celebrations as safely and quickly as possible. Don't drink and drive, make sure you are wearing a seat belt, that everyone in your vehicle is buckled, and that you're prepared for unexpected hazards.

Preventing falls

One of the number 1 causes of injury-related deaths during the holiday season is falling. Falls are often caused by wet, slippery floors, poor lighting, or ice. It is essential to clean floors before holiday events and parties and know the signs of a fall to help prevent injury.

Signs of a fall commonly look like loss of balance or unsteadiness. If someone appears to be in distress, call 911 immediately and seek professional medical attention.

When You Should Call Wallace Pierce Law

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time you get to spend with your loved ones. When injuries take place that are no fault of your own, it can leave you confused, feeling helpless, and not knowing where to turn.

If you are suffering injuries due to another party’s negligence, we are here to help. Call our firm today at (919) 887-7892 or fill out a form online to quickly get in touch with a member of our team.