You might have a lot of things in mind for the holiday season, but getting hurt and having to hire a personal injury lawyer is probably not one of them. However, there are various types of personal injuries that can be common during the holiday season. These are a few of them.
Getting Hit by a Drunk Driver
Drunk driving accidents can and do happen all year long, but many people are extra prone to drinking and driving during the holiday season. With many holiday parties for people to enjoy from Thanksgiving until the new year, it's important to be very cautious about getting behind the wheel during the holiday season, particularly on big holidays and weekends and late at night.
Getting in a Car Accident in Harsh Winter Weather
Not only do you have to worry about an increased chance of being hit by a drunk driver during the holiday season, but you have to be careful about car accidents that do not involve alcohol, too. If the roads in your area are covered in snow and ice, then other drivers might be more prone to hitting your car—even if they are completely sober and paying attention. These accidents can be quite serious, since drivers can have a hard time slowing down or stopping if their vehicle is sliding on ice. You could end up severely injured in a winter weather car accident and could be left with a lot of medical bills. You could also be unable to work until you've recovered from your injuries. In the most serious of accidents, you could be affected for the rest of your life.
Slipping and Falling
Slippery conditions can cause you to slip and fall during the holiday season. For example, a business owner might not clear his or her sidewalks of snow and ice or might not put up "wet floor signs" or mop the floor after customers have tracked in slushy snow and ice. This could cause you to slip and fall, which could result in a serious injury.
Hopefully, you will not have to worry about any of these things during the holiday season. If you do end up getting hurt, though, you should hire a personal injury lawyer to help you. Even though a personal injury lawyer might not be able to make things completely better when you might feel like your holiday has been ruined by your injury, he or she can help you handle the legal side of the situation. Contact a lawyer like Jack W Hanemann, P.S. for additional information.Share
9 October 2018
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