The holiday season is commonly associated with cheerful and joyous celebrations with loved ones. However, the cold winter months also bring plenty of dangers that can result in serious accidents, injuries, or worse.
The following are some of the common causes of injuries during the holidays:
- Car accidents – From night-time driving to sleek and slippery roads, chilly weather, and limited sunlight during the winter months lead to dangerous road conditions that require more cautious driving. Furthermore, since alcohol consumption is often part of the holiday celebrations, there is a significant spike in drunk driving accidents this time of year.
- Fires – Although natural Christmas trees are a fixture in every household during the holidays they are one of the most common points of ignition for fires, often caused by candles since they are a common part of holiday décor. In addition, because large feasts and gatherings also typically occur, the kitchen is another source of fires during the holidays.
- Slips and falls – From malls and stores to people’s homes, inclement weather conditions can lead to wet floors, which can result in a slip-and-fall accident.
- Defective products – While children look forward to receiving presents from Santa, some of these toys might pose a serious risk when played with. Every year, there are many newly released toys that come with inherent defects that are harmful to children.
Being aware of the common causes of holiday injuries can help you be more careful the next time you are on the road, in someone’s home, or hosting a party. However, if your injury was caused by a negligent party, you must hold them liable with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury during the holidays, let Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, help you make the best possible recovery. Contact us today to discuss your case with our legal team!