By: Josh Ferrell
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3 Most Common Holiday Personal Injuries
To help you to avoid holiday season personal injuries, we identify the 3 most common holiday season personal injuries. Should you have suffered an injury during a previous holiday season or sustained holiday season injuries this year. Consult personal injury attorney. Ferrell & Brown can help you initiate a personal injury case even during the holiday season.
The holiday season is arguably the very best time of year when you get to spend time with friends and family. Yet, the holidays are also a time of year when many people get hurt and sustain injuries. According to data, it is projected that during the holiday period in 2021 there will be 45,100 non-fatal injuries.
WHAT ARE THE THREE MOST COMMON HOLIDAY SEASON PERSONAL INJURIES?
Although the holiday season is a time for joy, love, and happiness, injuries happen. There are three common holiday season injuries often seen in the Appalachian Region that require an insurance claim and/or lawsuit to recover damages.
If you know about these injuries, you will be able to take steps to avoid them or – if unavoidable – protect your rights.
SLIP AND FALL INJURIES
Since the holiday season is during winter, you have to contend with hazardous winter conditions like snow, ice, and sleet. Often water on sidewalks or parking lots freezes, leading them to become slippery and increase the chances of falls occurring.
Often times these injuries can be prevented if property owners properly maintain their sidewalks and roadways. Slip and fall injuries can include concussions, broken bones, cuts, cruises, fractured hips, ankles, and even back and neck injuries. Additionally, many people also experience slip and fall accidents when putting up holiday decorations. Falling off a ladder can lead to similar injuries seen by those who slip and fall on icy pavements.
Many people sustain burn injuries from holiday fires that start from candle accidents, cooking, and Christmas tree lighting accidents. Many Christmas tree fires start when they are set up too close to fireplaces and radiators.
Additionally, Christmas light accidents occur when the lights themselves have loose connections, broken or cracked sockets, and frayed wiring. Candle accidents frequently occur when they are knocked over, and the flame quickly jumps to the Christmas tree, and furniture. Depending on the severity of the fire, many suffer first, second, and third-degree thermal burns.
CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
It’s no secret that the eagerly anticipated holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year when many are traveling to visit loved ones. With the roads so busy, there tend to be more car wrecks which mean more fatalities and injuries.
A few of the common injuries seen from auto accidents during the holiday season include broken bones, internal bleeding, and blunt force trauma. Other injuries many incur are amputations, spinal and back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
It is important that even with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we take the time to ensure the safety of ourselves and those around us.
SERIOUS INJURIES – REQUIRE SERIOUS ATTORNEYS
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for compensation on your own. When you hire Ferrell & Brown, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive team who will tenaciously fight for you. If you or someone you know was injured in a wreck and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Ferrell & Brown.