Holiday personal injury risks are everywhere during the holiday season, and many people suffer catastrophic injuries in November and December each year as a result of negligence and carelessness. In other cases, people get hurt during the holidays because they used consumer products that were supposed to be safe for use but were actually defective. Whether you sustained serious injuries in a holiday accident or you suffered catastrophic injuries because of a defective product, I want to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Yet I also want to help you do everything you can to avoid these accidents in the first place. The following are tips from the National Safety Council (NSC) to avoid holiday injuries this year.
Prevent Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can be catastrophic, and they frequently happen during the holiday season as a result of home fires and cooking accidents. If you want to avoid burn injuries this holiday season, take steps first to ensure that any young children do not have access to hot objects on a stove top, and that children cannot get close to fireplaces and radiators. Yet adults can suffer burn injuries, too. Make sure to set up a Christmas tree at least three feet (and preferably more) away from fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, and any other heat sources in your home. If you are using an artificial tree, make sure it is fire-resistant. If you are using a natural tree, make sure to water it. You should also take precautions while cooking, and only set up turkey fryers and similar equipment outdoors.
Avoid Fall Injuries
Many holiday injuries result from falls. Whether you are decorating indoors or outdoors, make sure to use safety equipment if you are climbing on a ladder or a stepstool.
Prevent Holiday Travel Crashes
Motor vehicle collisions increase during the holiday season, but you can take steps to avoid a serious crash if you are traveling with your family. Be certain to have your vehicle maintained and winter-proofed, and avoid driving during any inclement weather if you can. You should also be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, and you should be certain to get enough sleep the night before you hit the road if you have a long drive ahead of you. The holiday season can also increase tension, so do what you can to avoid aggressive driving.
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While the holiday season can be joyful, Ohio residents also engage in a variety of activities that can put them at risk of a serious injury. Whether you are planning a road trip with your family during the holiday season or you are making plans to host family members and to decorate your home, it is important to be aware of injury risks. In some cases, when injuries do occur, another party may be liable. It is critical to seek advice about your personal injury case from an experienced injury lawyer. I want to help you seek the compensation you deserve. When it comes to serious and catastrophic injuries, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Give me a call today at 877.944.4373 to find out more about your options for seeking compensation.