Five Accidents You Can Avoid This Holiday Season

The holidays are a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends, but it can also be a dangerous time when an accident or injury may come about. There are numerous types of accidents that can happen during the holidays. The following tips can help you and your loved ones avoid a holiday disaster.

  1. Be cautious with the turkey fryer. Exploding turkey fryers are the cause of many holiday-related homeowners’ insurance claims. If you are going to fry a turkey this holiday season, follow the directions, the most important being – Never fry a frozen turkey!
  2. 5981606757_b22a9c310e_mKeep your house free of any hazards that could cause slips, trips and falls. Put down mats and rugs where guests may track in moisture from outside your home, so that slip and fall accidents can be avoided. If you are having small children around, consider installing baby gates around stairways and cover all electrical outlets.
  3. Be extra careful on the roadways this holiday season. Traffic increases during the holidays, and with all the excitement, drivers can be easily distracted. While you cannot avoid all accidents, just exercising added caution can increase your chances of escaping a holiday fender bender unscathed.
  4. For last minute holiday shopping trips, be very careful entering and exiting stores.  With so much foot traffic in stores during the holidays, entry ways can be slippery and stores aisles and walkways can be cluttered with merchandise.
  5. Blow out your candles when you leave the room. Candles go hand in hand with the holidays, but they can often be forgotten about. Always extinguish them before you fall asleep or leave the area.

Our team of Hernando County Personal Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday. In the unfortunate event that you or a family member becomes injured this holiday season, please call us immediately at 352-666-2121 or contact us online for a free consultation. We can assist you with your personal injury claim and review your legal options right away. We will aggressively pursue your case to make sure that you receive the financial compensation you deserve.



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