Now that there are just 14 days until Christmas, holiday shoppers are flooding malls and department stores on the hunt for the perfect holiday gifts. As with anything that involves large numbers of people in a close proximity to one another, accidents are bound to happen. The following are some helpful tips that can help you get through your holiday shopping trips without injury.
- Shop during the day! Most people shop at night when they are done with work. You can avoid the massive crowds of people by shopping during the day.
- Dress appropriately for your shopping trip! Wearing the right footwear can help you avoid a slip and fall or trip and fall accident.
- There is safety in numbers! It is always a good idea to go shopping with a friend. Not only do you have another set of eyes looking out for you, but you can check more off your shopping list.
- Always park your car in a well-lit area. This will decrease your chances of sustaining an injury.
The holidays tend to put people in a frenzy, making them frantic and careless when trying to stock up on last minute gifts. Don’t forget that the “return season” that follows the holidays can create just as much chaos in malls and department stores. Our Hernando County Personal Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday, so please keep the above tips in mind when heading out to shop!
In the event that you or a loved one suffers an injury during the holidays, please call us at 352-666-2121. We can provide you with a free consultation so that you can fully understand all of your legal options.