Traveling during the holidays can be dangerous due to the number of drivers on the road. Never drink and drive and always give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Have children secured in the proper seats for their age, height and weight. Distractions on the road, such as texting and driving, contribute to a number of accidents. Be an alert driver and never text while operating a vehicle
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Dog bites are a common incident to occur during the holidays. This time of year can be especially stressful for dogs due to changes in their routine and the coming and going of visitors. As a dog owner, monitor your dog’s reaction to visitors. If children are present, make sure an adult is always supervising.
Kids are at a high risk for injuries. Always keep an eye on children when they are eating and playing. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, choking hazards and other objects out of their reach.
Decorating your home for the holidays involves a lot of potential risks for injuries as well. Make sure you are using step stools and ladders when needed and always use the proper tools and electrical devices.
Injuries can occur anywhere and at any time. If you or a loved one were injured this holiday season due to someone’s carelessness, contact the attorneys at Berger and Green. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Holiday Health and Safety Tips.”