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Holiday Season Hazards

Common Holiday
Season Hazards

By: Jason Neufeld
Posted in: slip and fall lawyer

Your pumpkins and Jingle bells can quickly turn into a nightmare if you are not careful. Thousands of Americans across our nation are injured in a slip and fall accident during this time of the year. Unfortunately, most of these accidents are caused by either carelessness or hazards. It is a busy season with too many celebrations and potentially dangerous activities. While the festive season comes with a lot of joyfulness and nobody wants to spend the holidays confined to hospital, these things happen even to the most cautious people. Your first priority should be getting prompt medical care and hiring a personal injury attorney. You should be more careful around the holidays and especially in high-risk areas.

Slip and fall accidents can happen any time but they are more common during the holidays when people are partying. It’s easy to let your guard down when rushing to the store to buy your turkey thanksgiving gravy or when climbing the ladder to decorate the Christmas tree. Statistics show that thousands of people are treated for decorating-related falls every year. Men are more likely to get injured than women.

Common reasons people slip or fall

  • Falling from ladders
  • Tripping over decorations
  • Shopping
  • Leaving things for the last minute
  • More items stacked at the stores

Slip and fall injuries

These accidents generally occur in someone else’s property, as you may not be familiar with the surroundings. Some property owners fail to maintain their property or perhaps you are not careful while walking during the holiday rush. As long as negligence can be proven, the property owner will be held liable. Some slip and fall accident facts you should keep in mind:

  • Many of these accidents can cause serious head injuries.
  • More than 800K patients are hospitalized after a slip and fall accident.
  • You may suffer traumatic brain injury.
  • Almost 30% of fall accidents result in workers missing work for over a month.
  • Wet or slippery floors result in most of these injuries.
  • Over 8 million ER visits are due to a slip and fall accident.

Keep an eye on these hazards

While accidents can happen at any time, it’s good to understand some factors that might lead to it. When walking on pathways, keep an eye on floor decorations, toys, clothes or anything else that may cause a trip and fall accident. If you are climbing up the ladder, ask someone to hold the ladder at the bottom. Wear shoes with h2 grip and beware of tripping hazards, especially when at a party with a lot people around.
If you are a property owner, you should keep your property safe at all times. Keep floors dry and the pathways clear. While these precautions can help reduce the risk of slip and falls, these accidents are inevitable. You may need to contact Miami slip and fall attorney to help you investigate the circumstances leading to the accident.
Keep the merriment going and Jingle all the way, but above all, be cautious. Even Santa Claus gets injured from time to time.