While the holiday season can bring many opportunities for love and laughter, the season also bring many opportunities for injuries.
Whether families are injured by dangerous toys, negligent drivers or improperly maintained roads, there are numerous injuries that could ruin the holiday season for your family.
The personal injury attorneys at Inkelaar Law share the following three holiday safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this season.
Safety In Your Home
Whether it is inside your home or outside your home, make sure that the holiday decorations do not pose strangulation, fire or other hazards to your family or your guests.
While many individuals get excited about decorating for the holidays, it is important to remember that electrical circuits and lights can pose a serious danger to your loved ones.
Make sure that all decorations are secured and out of the reach of young kids.
Ensure that you do your research before purchasing toys and other gifts for children this season. Not all toys are age appropriate. Additionally, some toys have detachable parts that can endanger children when they become a choking or suffocation hazard.
There are numerous toy recall and dangerous toy injury websites that parents can review before going shopping for toys.
Alcohol & Driving
One of the easiest ways to avoid injuries during the holiday season is to ensure that you do not drink and drive. Oftentimes, proper planning can avoid becoming stranded or being forced to drive intoxicated. Before you make merry, make sure that you have a designated driver in place or the phone number to a cab company stored in your phone.
Make it easy for yourself to make the right and safe decision. This holiday season, commit to not driving and drinking.