Now that December has arrived and the holidays are in full swing, safety
habits may not be the first thing on your mind. While this can be a time
of joy and celebration, if you are not careful you may end up with a serious
injury. However, once you know about some of the most common holiday dangers
and in the house, you can work to avoid them.
Preparing for the situations below can help you to stay safe throughout
the New Year.
1.Falls: Decorating the house can be a great way to show off your holiday spirit,
however, when putting up lights and ornaments involves a ladder, remember
to take safety precautions. See that the ladder is planted on firm, steady
ground and consider getting a helper. Additionally, when the kitchen is
full of activity, spilled food may also lead to slips and falls.
2.Choking: Between holiday banquets and kids who tear through presents to get to toys
with small parts, choking is a very real danger. If you have small children,
keep a close eye on any toys which may present a choking hazard. It may
also be a good idea to baby-proof the house before any festivities get underway.
Burns: Burns can be caused by a number of factors, from accidents in the kitchen
involving scalding, hot food or boiling water to electrical fires caused
by faulty lights or overloaded outlets. An unattended candle may even
lead to a house fire. If you do not have a fire extinguisher ready, it
might be time to make that investment.
4.Car accidents: The time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is a notoriously
dangerous time to be out on the road. Every year, December sees a surge
in traffic and an increase in the number ofdrunk drivers and car wrecks.
If your holiday plans involve driving, keep your eye out for potential
hazards and don’t let your guard down.
If tragedy strikes this holiday season and you are injured through no fault
of your own, contact the Womac Law Firm. Our New Orleans personal injury
attorneys have helped accident victims seek compensation for damages including
pain & suffering, missed work, reduced income potential, and medical
bills. If you find yourself needing representation, our legal team is
here to help.
Request your free consultation today and get started on your claim.