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The holiday season is approaching, which means that certain types of injury risks will increase in Carlsbad and throughout Southern California. While the holiday season brings an opportunity for recreational activities and gatherings with friends and family, various aspects of the holiday season also bring safety hazards. Who is liable for holiday injuries, and how can you seek compensation after an accident? Our Carlsbad personal injury lawyers can provide you with the information you need.

Wide Range of Accidents and Injuries Occur During the Holidays

A wide range of accidents and injuries result from holiday activities and excursions. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), nearly 6,000 people require treatment in emergency departments each year for injuries resulting from falls while hanging holiday decorations. That number rises when you take into account holiday travel and motor vehicle collisions, home fires and burn injuries, and product defect injuries. The following are some of the more common causes of holiday injuries each year:

Although inclement weather is not a problem during the holiday season in Escondido the way it is in other parts of the country, many Southern California residents travel north for the holidays where inclement weather can make driving conditions significantly more hazardous. Yet even if you remain in San Diego County this holiday season, it is important to know that many more vehicles are likely to be on the road, increasing the risk of a motor vehicle collision. What can you do to avoid a serious car crash during the holidays? Our experienced Escondido car accident lawyers can help. 

Do Not Engage in Distracted Driving Behaviors

Distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle collisions and deaths in California and across the country. During the holiday season, more vehicles are traveling on California freeways, and roads are congested. With more drivers on the road, the risk of a motor vehicle collision increases, especially if you are not paying attention to your surroundings. Avoid all distractions, from talking or texting on a smartphone to eating in the car or inputting a new address into your GPS. Avoiding distractions can reduce the likelihood that you will be involved in a collision.

800px-FIRE_01This holiday season in Riverside County and throughout Southern California, it is important for families to be aware of steps they can take to prevent house fires and burn injuries. From outdoor lights to cooking to Christmas trees, there are many activities that Southern California families enjoy that actually can pose serious risks of fires and burn injuries. According to a fact sheet from the American Red Cross, almost 47,000 house fires occur during the winter holiday season each year, and they result in approximately 2,200 injuries and 500 fatalities annually. In addition to severe and life-threatening burn injuries, holiday home fires also cause approximately $554 million in property damage.

What do you need to know in order to keep your home and your family free from a holiday home fire and serious burn injuries?

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