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Holiday Safety Tips to Keep You Injury-Free This Holiday Season


Holiday Safety Tips to Keep You Injury-Free This Holiday SeasonNo matter what holiday you celebrate during this time of year, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, or something else entirely, the holidays are meant to be enjoyed with your family and friends. The best way to enjoy the holidays is to be as healthy as possible, unfortunately, accidents and mishaps do not take a break for the holiday season. Things like defective products, fire and choking hazards, and drunk driving can all lead to terrible accidents that won’t give you something to cheer about during the holidays. Of course, accidents are a part of life and no one can truly prevent them. And for that, our personal injury law firm is here to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your bodily injuries. But just because you can’t prevent accidents, does not mean you cannot lower your risk of succumbing to injury. Here are a few tips on how you can stay safe during the holiday season.

Holiday Season Safety Tips

  1. Buy Presents from a Reputable Manufacturers — The presents you buy should have been created by reputable manufacturers. The reason being that if the manufacturer is not reputable, you don’t know how stable, or safe, the present will turn out once used. If the manufacturer made an error, the product could lead to bodily injury if something does not work as intended. For example, you bought your child a new bicycle from an unknown manufacturer and your kid is taking it out for a ride. As it turns out the brakes on the bicycle do not function properly which sends your kid crashing into a tree and they break their arm as a result of the defective bicycle. Buying a bicycle from a reputable manufacturer will greatly decrease your chances of a defective product.
  2. Pick Up and Vacuum Regularly — The holidays can be jolly, but they can be dangerous to small children and the family pets. Ornaments from Christmas trees and small parts from toys can fall the ground and look like a tasty treat in the eyes of toddlers, dogs, and cats. If they attempt to swallow these dangerous small objects, they can choke on them. During the holidays, it’s important to keep the floors as clean as possible to avoid any confusion.
  3. Avoid Fire Hazards — The holidays mean that the interior and exterior of houses will be decorated with lights, and while they can look spectacular, they are not without risk. If there’s a short in the circuit, it can cause one of the lights to blow and send sparks flying. If they land on something flammable, it can light a fire. To reduce your chances of a fire, there are few things you can do. Under no circumstances should you ever use real candles to decorate tears. Do not place your lights near flammable surfaces. Switch from standard lights to LED lights as they have a much higher safety standard than regular bulbs. In addition to lights and candles, your Christmas tree may also pose a threat to your safety. If your tree is real, make sure to keep it watered and give it fresh water regularly. If you let your tree dry and let the needles turn yellow, your tree suddenly becomes an incredibly flammable thing. To deter the chances of a combustion, keep it as green as possible.
  4. Careful Around the Kitchen — Christmas dinner is an important time for all families, but it is important to be careful around the kitchen during the holidays. Rushing in and out of the kitchen during this time is a recipe for disaster. It can lead to accidents with sharp and pointy silverware, and hot pots and pans. Make sure to cook and place everything on the table with enough time to avoid any kitchen-related accidents.
  5. Have Scissors at the Ready — To open gifts, you sometimes have to cut through some tough tape or plastic. Many people use knives to cut through them and access their gift faster, but this can be troublesome, especially if the knife slips or if they have placed their hands or fingers directly in the path of the blade. To reduce your chances of getting cut while you open gifts, have a pair of scissors at the ready to help you slice through those tough strips of tape.
  6. Do Not Drink and Drive — There’s nothing wrong with having some spiced eggnog for the holidays. If you will be drinking this holiday season, make sure that you have a way to get home that doesn’t involve putting you behind the wheel. Drunk driving is incredibly dangerous and can not only lead to serious injury on your part, but cause serious injury to those with whom you crash. There are plenty of option for you: the first being Uber/Lyft, public transportation, or have a designated driver.

DTLA Law Group

The DTLA Law Group hopes you have a safe and happy holiday season, but accidents are unpredictable and can come when you least expect it. When you are involved in an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. We are here to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, so it is important to contact our LA law firm. We offer free legal consultation and the zero-fee guarantee. Free legal consultation gives you the option to sit down with one of our attorneys and explain the details of your case; if you are unable to make the trip to our office, our attorneys will come to you. They will listen to what you have to say and answer all of your questions because we want you to have all of the necessary information so that you can make an informed decision regarding legal counsel. Additionally, we offer the zero-fee guarantee. This means that we will only charge you if we are able to prove your case and get you the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to do our jobs, and win your case, then we will not charge you for our legal services. Contact our law firm today to see what we can do for you.

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