This time of year is meant to be spent attending holiday gatherings, finishing last minute holiday shopping, and putting the final touches on decorations. In the hustle and bustle of ending the year, many people don’t realize that this time of year happens to be one of the most dangerous seasons. In this blog, our Palmyra personal injury attorney lists some of the most common holiday-related accidents and injuries.
Slip & Fall
These types of accidents are especially common in areas that experience icy winter conditions. Homeowners and business owners have an obligation to keep their property at a reasonably safe condition, but oftentimes walkways and entrances are left unkept , which are some of the most slippery and accident-prone areas.
Christmas tree fires are among the most deadly type of house fire – according to reports released by the National Fire Protection Association, one in every reported Christmas tree fire results in a fatality. Candles are the most common culprit of starting these types of fire, especially when they are left by flammable decorations and Christmas trees. When lighting candles, make sure they are placed in proper candle holders and out of reach from children and pets.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Icy road conditions can lead to more car accidents, but when snowy climates mix with alcohol consumption, these accidents can be catastrophic in nature. If you’re attending an outing, whether it be a holiday gathering with friends or coworkers, you should appoint a designated driver if you plan to drink. If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, we strongly urge you to contact Foley & Foley to discuss your legal options.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you can expect to receive the personal attention your case deserves at Foley & Foley. Our Palmyra personal injury attorneys have more than 40 years of legal experience advocating on behalf of clients and protecting their rights in and out of the courtroom.
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