As the year winds down, the winter months are often spent enjoying time with family and friends at various holiday functions and outings. In the hustle and bustle of last- minute holiday shopping and putting up holiday decorations, many people don’t realize that this time of year also happens to be the most dangerous. In this blog, our Gainesville personal injury attorney explains some of the most common accidents that occur during the holiday season.
Slip and Fall Accidents
In areas that are especially cold and icy, individuals are at a higher risk of being injured in slip and fall accidents. Although homeowners and business owners are required to maintain their property at reasonably safe conditions, the unfortunate reality remains that some property owners fail to keep entryways and walkways free of debris and ice, which can often lead to slip and fall accidents.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, one in every 34 reported Christmas tree fires result in a fatality, making them among the most deadliest and dangerous house fires. Candles are the biggest culprit of these types of fires – when lighting candles, make sure they are placed in sturdy candle holders and are away from children and pets.
Drunk Driving Accidents
When icy road conditions are mixed with drunk drivers, the end result can be catastrophic. If you plan on attending a holiday party with family and friends, choose a designated driver beforehand. If you are involved and injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you should not hesitate to contact a Gainesville personal injury attorney to learn about your legal options.
At Allen Law Firm, P.A., we take personal injury cases personally. No issue is too big or too complex for us to handle. When the unexpected happens, you can trust that we will work tirelessly to help you take back control of your life.Injured in an accident? Call (352) 331-6789 to schedule a free case evaluation.