Dec 22, 2015 | admin

The Hazards of the Holidays

The holidays are a joyous time for most Americans, but this time of year can also be plagued by increased chances of being involved in incidents that can cause serious bodily harm. The Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO Injury Lawyers would like to help keep you safe by letting you know what hazards to watch for as the holidays approach.

Car Accidents

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the number of serious motor vehicle collisions notoriously tend to spike during the days leading up to Christmas. This is because of an increase in traffic on our roads and a rise in the tendency of motorists to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

13 News Now says the Virginia State Police will be out in full force to ensure highway safety during the holidays, but you can do your part to help prevent a car accident by obeying all traffic laws and never drinking and driving.

Fire and Burn Injury

A spark from a decorative light that shorts out to blazes that break out in the kitchen, the number of fires that are ignited around the holidays is astounding. Do your part to steer clear of a fire and burn injury by never leaving cooking food alone and ensuring all lights are functioning properly and Christmas trees are well watered.

Happy and Safe Holidays!

We hope these tips help you to have a wonderful and accident-free holiday season!