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What Are the Most Common Christmas-Related Injuries?

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CIL injury lawyerChristmas is right around the corner, and before we know it, family and friends will be coming over to celebrate the holiday. Unfortunately, while it may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, for others, the holidays can be when suffering personal injuries are all too common. Whether it be getting in a car accident while in a shopping center, getting injured while using a defective Christmas gift, or slipping and falling on ice at a Christmas tree farm or in the store, injuries can happen when we least expect them.

In any event, if you believe you experienced an injury due to the carelessness of another, do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who will inform you of your rights and fight to get you compensation for the injuries that you may be entitled to.

Common Christmas Injuries

According to Consumer Reports, emergency room visits tend to peak between Christmas and New Year. With the exchanging of gifts, many people may be dismayed upon opening their gift that, for whatever reason, their gift is defective or simply poorly designed. While a defective or poorly designed gift may sound harmless, such gifts often cause injury. If the gift requires batteries to run, faulty connections and loose wires can also lead to suffering painful electric shocks.

Another painful injury that can be experienced around Christmas is being injured in a car accident at a shopping center. Everyone knows that as Christmas gets closer, shopping centers get more hectic. Drivers may try to weave in and out of traffic to try and snag the perfect parking spot at a store. Such behaviors can easily result in colliding with another car or a pedestrian in a store's parking lot. If you find yourself driving through a shopping center or are on foot as a customer, always exercise the greatest amount of caution.

The Christmas season often means snow and ice depending on where you live in the country. Increased foot traffic in stores can result in customers dragging in snow and ice from the outside. This can make the inside of stores incredibly slippery during this time of year, resulting in nasty slip-and-fall accidents in stores. Slip-and-falls can have terrible consequences, especially if you hit your head or land awkwardly on your hand or wrist.

Contact a Cook County Personal Injury Attorney

It is always best to enjoy Christmas and the holidays in the comfort of your or a loved one's home, not the emergency room. However, do not hesitate to contact the knowledgeable Northbrook personal injury lawyers with Gruzmark Law, Ltd. if a personal injury occurs. Call 847-729-7660 today for a free consultation.




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