How to Avoid Common New Orleans Holiday Injuries
The holidays are right around the corner. That means you could end up having to deal with aggressive shoppers, stressed out drivers, and all sorts of other personal threats. In many instances, one’s lack of due care for others during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season ends up causing painful injuries.
If you endure any type of injury that you suspect is even partially the fault of another person or institution, reach out to our New Orleans holiday injuries lawyers for a free consultation. We will thoroughly review the details of your case, determine if a lawsuit has a chance of success, and seek out the highest compensation possible on your behalf.
Common Holiday Injuries
Traffic increases during the days and weeks leading up to the holidays, which leads to an increase in car accidents. People are out and about, shopping for decorations and gifts. Some of these drivers are inebriated. Many are distracted, fatigued, and stressed. Add in the fact that plenty of people visit our beautiful city for the holidays and the roads become that much more dangerous.
To avoid a potential auto accident, drive in a defensive manner during the holiday season as well as the rest of the year. Additionally, obey the speed limit, give drivers extra space, and stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary.
The Threat of Crowds
Crowds are dangerous around the holidays, especially when it comes to sales. If you try to score some last-minute deals, you might end up suffering an injury while shopping. These accidents can occur inside stores and even in parking lots. Deal hunters have been known to shove and trample others to get those holiday items they so desperately covet.
Avoid large groups of shoppers to minimize your chances of being injured in a crowd. If you end up suffering an injury due to another’s negligence (lack of due care), let our New Orleans personal injury lawyers maneuver the complicated legal maze so you can devote your time and energy to recuperating and attempting to return to work.
Speaking of crowds—be sure to check out our parade safety tips if you’re heading to the Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade.
Take a moment to consider all those lovely decorations you see around town during the holidays. Christmas lights hanging from your home during the winter months and festive indoor decorations that rely on electricity have the potential to cause burn injuries.
To help mitigate a potential fire hazard, keep flammable decor away from open flames, check for faulty lights and connection, and make sure that any live greenery has plenty of water to keep it from getting dry and brittle.
In addition to exposure to COVID-19, do not underestimate the threat of the flu and common cold during the holidays. As you may end up spending more time in public spaces, shopping for gifts, and buying ingredients for meals, be extra mindful of touching door handles, using public bathrooms, handling money, etc. and then your face, mouth, or eyes.
Just make sure that you wash your hands with soap and water frequently, or have a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your vehicle so that you can sanitize your hands after patronizing stores and attending holiday events.
New Orleans Holiday Injuries Lawyers
Victim of New Orleans holiday injuries? Do not assume it is just the way life goes. Help is available 24/7 from our New Orleans personal injury lawyers.
Our typical office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. yet we will take your call 24/7, including on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. You can also contact us through our website’s LiveChat feature. And, don’t worry about potential costs. We provide free consultations and won’t charge you a cent unless we win your case.
The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.