The holiday season is a wonderful time, filled with friends, family and great times. But, that doesn’t mean people are free from personal injuries during the holiday season. In fact, November, December and January seek a spike in personal injuries thanks to crowded homes filled with visiting family, travel conditions and lapses in proper judgement. While personal injuries are all too common during the holiday season, there are ways you can work to avoid getting hurt for the holidays.
At Peebles Law Group P.A., we’re well versed in many different personal injury circumstances. And while a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale from our team is here to help if you become injured, we’re here to help you avoid the frustrations of personal injuries with our top holiday safety tips:
- Stay smart when cooking. Maybe this year you want to cook up a deep fried turkey or a highly complex dish on the grill. Make sure that you’re trusting more complex dishes, like fried turkeys, to the professionals. And if you’re using an outdoor grill or pressure cooker, follow instructions carefully to ensure you’re taking every precaution. Keep a fire extinguisher on hand just in case.
- Decorate carefully. Stepping up onto your roof to put out your holiday lights? Step carefully, or it may become time to call a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale. Make sure you have someone stabilize your ladder as you climb up to the roof, and decorate your roof in broad daylight.
- Drink responsibility. Drinking responsibly is important year-round, but especially during the holiday season. In fact, hospital visits related to alcohol accidents increase by 41 percent in December. Don’t let alcohol consumption cause you personal injury.
- Drive safe, with or without snow on the ground. While South Florida doesn’t get snow days, it does get snow birds. Take extra precaution when driving during the holiday season, as Fort Lauderdale roads are more crowded. And many drivers on the roads aren’t sure where they’re going or what the driving conditions are like, so accidents are more common.
At Peebles Law Group P.A., we know everyone should be able to enjoy the holiday season. If you want to make the most of your holidays, act smart and keep personal injuries out of your celebrations. Of course, if you do experience a personal injury, our team is here to help. How long does it take to resolve a personal injury case? Not long at all with our help! Call (954) 226-9134 to learn more.