Whether it is Christmas or Hanukah at your home, all of us at Torgenson Law hope you are enjoying a festive season! Tis’ the season to wear the perfect, obnoxious sweater and splurge on delicious foods as well as gifts with favored friends, family members, and fellow workers. It is also a season to decorate the home, power shop for the perfect and imperfect gifts, and of course, spend hours in the kitchen baking a melody of delightful treats. However, with all these joyous activities, there are of course a number of unforeseen holiday hazards that could potentially lead to personal injury. As Torgenson Law wishes everyone a glorious and merry holiday season, we have compiled a short guide to help you stay safe this winter.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 30% of all home fires occur during the month of December, January, and February. It is especially important to note that these fires involving Christmas trees and holiday decorations are substantially more damaging than other fires. On average, these fires amount to twice the injury and five times the fatalities per fire compared to the average winter house fire (not involving Christmas trees and decorations). December is also the peak time of year for candle fires, which account for 45% of decoration fires. The risk of fires involving holiday lights, candles, decorations and Christmas trees can be reduced by:
Avoid Injury When Hosting a Party
Holiday parties and ugly sweater contests are big highlights of the winter season. Aside from Scrooge and the Grinch, almost everyone enjoys getting together with family and friends to exchange gifts, share stories, and munch on delicious treats. Needless to say, considerable planning and preparation goes into most holiday parties to ensure that guests have a grand time. Possibly the most critical factor to consider when party planning is the safety of your guest. Below is a list of safety tips to remember before hosting your next party:
Avoid Injury While You’re Shopping
Holiday shopping can be chaotic! Parking lots are packed and holiday shoppers are in a fight to the finish to find the perfect gift for their friends and family. So, whether you are celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or any other holiday, please be considerate of your surroundings and fellow Samaritans. Use these tips to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you:
Avoid Injury While in the Kitchen
Cooking holiday meals and baking delicious treats, as a family is a great way to create lasting memories. At Torgenson Law, we want those memories to be filled with laughter and joy and not of personal injury. Yes, our expertise is in the courtroom and not so much the kitchen, however we were able to compile a short list of safety tips to remember when cooking and baking your favorite holiday foods:
If you or a loved one suffers a personal injury this holiday season, give Torgenson Law a call for a free consultation. We will discuss your options and fight for the compensation you deserve. Torgenson Law wishes everyone a safe and merry holiday season!