The holiday season has countless traditions and festivities. People typically travel home from different parts of the country, congest the roads, and go on endless shopping sprees. This movement of people, the crowds, and the activities that make up the festivities increase the likelihood of someone getting injured. Therefore, it would be best if you were careful to avoid getting hurt in an accident. Additionally, if you get involved in an accident because of another party's negligence, you should consider filing a personal injury claim and hiring an attorney to get compensation. Here are some of the most common holiday accidents.
Holiday Car Accidents
Two things make the roads more dangerous during the holiday season: the number of people traveling and the weather. People also tend to have a lot on their minds when traveling for a holiday, making them distracted drivers. If you were involved in a car accident, you should get compensated for your injuries. Speak to a personal injury attorney to help you examine the circumstances surrounding the accident, and determine whether you have a case to pursue.
Decoration and Firework Accidents
Christmas decorations and fireworks on New Year's Eve are typical holiday traditions. Every business, home, and other establishment puts up these decorations during the festive season. However, sometimes people put up faulty and malfunctioning decorations. If someone was careless when setting up the decorations, and you ended up getting hurt in the process, it is time to get a personal injury lawyer. You can hold mall owners, restaurants, office managers, or other people in charge of buildings accountable for their negligence when setting up these decorations.
Slip and Fall Accidents
The increase in the number of people using shopping malls and other public spaces also creates a unique challenge for the management. Sometimes, they slack off and forget to wipe off spills and other small messes. If you get hurt due to this negligence, you can pursue compensation from the store.
The possibility of electrical mishaps increases with the number of people and appliances in use. The holiday season can provoke a system overload, leading to electrocution and fire. If another person's negligence leads to injuries or other damages, you can hold them accountable.
These are a few common holiday accidents that can lead to personal injury cases. You should consult with a lawyer about your case and start the process of seeking compensation. They will assess your evidence and help you compose the demand letter to start the process.