No one is safe from accidents during the holiday season. Some unfortunate families even spend their thanksgiving day in hospitals to make sure that their injured family member will not be in pain and alone during the holiday.
A lot of these injuries have resulted from accidents caused by negligence. If these accidents can be avoided by being extra cautious, then, each family can have more fun together at the luxury of their own homes. Be more vigilant about these Thanksgiving Day accidents because these will certainly ruin your day of fun.
- Car accidents. During parties and get-togethers, consumption of alcohol is almost inevitable. This wouldn't be a problem for as long as there is a sober designated driver for each group. However, the increase of vehicle accidents during the holidays has been linked to intoxication.
To address this problem, checkpoints and increase of police units patrolling the highways are established. But still, to be safe, it would be best to stay indoors even if you are sober as you might be victimized by the negligence of these drunk drivers.
- Defective products. As early as November, a lot of families have already put up their Christmas decorations which include lights, the Christmas tree, decorative ornaments, as well as other electronic displays.
Be sure to read all the instructional materials regarding the installation and components of these products. Also, be cautious of cheaper products as they might be of poor quality and cause fire accidents and even electrocution.
- Fall accidents. Department stores and groceries will surely be packed with last-minute shoppers on the day of the Thanksgiving. Because of this, spilled liquid and other obstructions on the floor can lead to fall accidents.
Beware of these obstructions as slip and trip accidents can cause head injuries, fractures, and even paralysis which will require immediate treatment. Also, it would be wise to avoid last-minute shopping as you may encounter heavier traffic on the road and longer lines inside the store.
Recovering Compensation for Accidents on Holidays
The season to celebrate does not exempt a person from his legal responsibilities if an accident caused by his negligence has occurred.
After an accident in Los Angeles, be sure to contact a personal injury lawyer as they can assess the economic and non-economic damages that should be sought. These should include expenses for the hospitalization, repairs of damaged property, as well as monetary compensation for the pain and suffering that the victim has endured.