For many people, the holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Visiting with family and friends, church events, holiday parties, decorating, shopping, and other activities are part of the festivities and tradition.
Always Drive Defensively, Particularly During the Holiday Season Rush
However, as Grinch-like as this may sound, the risk of personal injury and property damage is heightened as well. Take driving, for instance. There are more travelers on the roads—sometimes driving long distances—whether to visit with family or go shopping. In many parts of the country, drivers face hazardous driving conditions caused by wet leaves, sleet, snow, ice, and shorter days. Alcohol is frequently part of the holiday celebration, so drunk driving is more of a problem. Add dazzling outdoor decoration displays to the causes of distracted driving.
Slip-and-fall accidents can be more of a menace around the holidays. Ice and snow on sidewalks, wet floors at store entrances, and poorly placed Christmas light extension cords can make staying upright a challenge, even more so for older adults and young children.
Defective products such as Christmas lights, toys, new electric cookware for the big party, or a recently purchased ladder to hang decorations may cause injury or start a fire. And speaking of toys and other gifts, beware of pedestrian (and auto) accidents in shopping mall parking lots and rowdy customers willing to scrap for the last whatever-is-trendy-this-year gift item.
Thankfully, most people celebrate the holiday season without incident. But the hazards are real, and some fall victim to them. If you suffer injury or property damage resulting from someone else’s negligence, contact a personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
An Experienced Attorney Can Help After a Crash
Sometimes, even the safest drivers can find themselves involved in an accident due to the behavior of an aggressive driver. In those situations, the aggressive driver can be held responsible and made to pay for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
In Alaska, accident victims can rely on attorney Ben Crittenden to help. As a personal injury lawyer, Ben has worked hard to make sure his clients’ voices are heard and they are able to obtain the maximum amount of compensation. Every accident victim deserves the chance to recover as fully as possible, and Ben is here to help you meet that goal. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in an accident because of an aggressive driver, take a moment to fill out the contact form on this page, or request a free copy of Ben’s book, A Guide to Car Accident Claims in Alaska, to learn more about your rights.