The happiest time of the year is just around the corner. For many folks, the holiday season is the best time of the year. Decorations, time with family, and great food are just several of the reasons why people enjoy this season so much. However, some may not know that there is an increase in personal injuries during the holidays.
SANTO MEHAS A Professional Law Corporation wants you to remain as safe as possible this year. Make sure to follow our blog and learn about the most common personal injuries that occur during this season.
Car Related Accidents
During the holiday season, there are more drivers on the road. With these high volumes of traffic, there is a greater chance of accidents. Furthermore, there is also a chance for more impaired drivers due to holiday gatherings or distracted and stressed drivers trying to reach their destinations. To avoid having an accident, drive defensively and stay aware of your surroundings. While you cannot control how others are on the road, you can prepare yourself as much as possible. Remember to do the following when in the car over the holidays:
Wear your seatbelt
Drive without distractions
Stay alert, keep an eye on other drivers, and always drive defensively
Slips and Falls
Trees, lights, and other decorations help make this time of the year feel authentic. However, climbing up on ladders to hang lights poses a severe risk for personal injuries. Each year, thousands of Americans injure themselves from decorating their homes for the holidays. The best way to avoid this is not to climb ladders alone and avoid standing on furniture to reach something. Don’t put yourself in a dangerous situation that could result in a fall.