Common New Orleans Holiday Injuries & How to Avoid Them
The holidays are right around the corner. That means dealing with crowds, aggressive shoppers, stressed out drivers, germs and all sorts of other 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 your case, determine if a lawsuit has a chance of success and compensation on your behalf.
Common Holiday Injuries
Traffic increases during the days and weeks leading up to the holidays. People are out and about, shopping for Thanksgiving dinner items, decorations and Christmas 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. Try to drive in a defensive manner during the holiday season as well as the rest of the year. 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 deals on Black Friday or the days leading up to Christmas, you might end up suffering an injury at the hands of another bargain hunter. These accidents can occur inside stores and even in parking lots. Deal hunters are willing to shove and trample others to get those holiday items they so desperately covet.
Try to avoid large groups of shoppers. 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.
Take a moment to consider all those lovely decorations you see around town during the holidays. Hanging Christmas lights on your home during the winter months. Festive decorations that rely on electricity have the potential to cause fires. Such holiday decor placed by flammable items are dangerous to those in the vicinity of the decorations as well as nearby property owners.
Do not underestimate the threat of the flu and the common cold during the holidays. This is the time of the year when most people spend plenty of time in public spaces, shopping for gifts, and buying ingredients for meals. You will be exposed to germs when touching door handles, using public bathrooms, handling money etc.
Place a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your vehicle so 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 from our New Orleans personal injury lawyers. Meet with us so we can review the facts of your case, and pursue justice on your behalf.
Our typical office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. yet we will take your call 24/7. You can also contact us through our website’s LiveChat feature. Don’t worry about potential costs. We provide free consults. No fee unless we win your case.
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