5 common dangers during the holiday season
Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 5:14 pm
Each holiday season, tens of millions of Americans pack their bags and travel across the country to spend time with loved ones. While the holidays can be a time for friends and family, they can also give rise to many dangerous accidents. If you or someone you love has been hurt this holiday season, contact Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. to pursue the fair compensation you deserve.
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1. Auto Accidents / DUI Accidents
Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States, regardless of what time of year it is. However, the holiday season is typically characterized by increased traffic and icy or rainy roads. It is important to be especially careful when traffic is heavy or when road conditions are dangerous.
Many people also drink heavily around the holidays, and unfortunately some of these individuals choose to get behind the wheel after indulging. It’s best to avoid the roads after dark, and especially late at night, as that is when drunk drivers are the most prevalent.
2. Dangerous Products
December is a time for gift-giving, but defective or poorly designed products can cause serious injury. While you are undoubtedly excited to use your new gift, it’s important to do so with caution. It is also crucial to take special care with children’s toys, as youngsters are particularly vulnerable to dangerous products.
3. Slip & Falls
Slip and fall injuries can happen at any time, but the danger increases dramatically during the holiday season. When it is rainy or snowing, many people track water into shopping malls, grocery stores, and other public places. Combined with the increased holiday traffic and strained staff, and you have a recipe for a dangerous slip and fall.
4. Dog Bites
When visiting friends and family over the holidays, you’ll likely run into a few family pets. While dog is known as “man’s best friend,” they frequently attack and seriously injure people. It’s important to take great caution around unfamiliar dogs, especially when children are present.
5. Foreign Objects in Food
The holiday season is known for big feasts and family dinners. When food processors are negligent, objects such as screws, bolts, or even pieces of plastic may be present in your meal. These can crack teeth and cause mouth pain, but can also lead to serious and even life-threatening injuries.
Hold negligent parties accountable for the injuries they cause. Call our Alpharetta personal injury lawyer today at (404) 800-6545.