'Tis the season of holiday parties, get-togethers, and shopping. But is it also the season for accidents and injuries?
We know that alcohol-related crashes are more common on Christmas, New Years' and throughout the holiday season. But what about accidents at holiday events? Are slip-and-falls, food poisoning, and burn injuries more common this time of the year? It only makes sense that with an increase in holiday-related events would come an increase in accidents and injuries too.
So what should you do if you were injured at a holiday event? Read on to find out.
- If you are injured at a friend's house: It can be uncomfortable to even fathom taking legal action against a friend after suffering an injury at his or her party. But it is important to remember that this is an insurance issue more than anything else. You may be facing thousands of dollars in medical bills and other costs. You want to make sure that you have enough money to pay your bills. Talk to a lawyer from our firm to learn how we can help you tactfully and discreetly.
- If you are injured at a restaurant or bar: Restaurant and bar owners have an obligation to ensure the safety of patrons. During the holidays, when crowds are often larger, these preventative safety measures are even more important. If you were injured in a bar or restaurant, you should consider talking to an attorney about what happened. We can explain your options for holding the establishment responsible for the negligence that caused your accident.
- If you are injured at a store or open house: Shopping during the holidays can be overwhelming - and potentially dangerous. While Black Friday is the obvious offender, shoppers are out and about all throughout December and after Christmas too. If you were injured in a store, at the mall or at a holiday open house, you may be entitled to compensation. Talk to an attorney to learn more.
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