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Stay Safe this Season: A Personal Injury Lawyer's Guide to Holiday Injury Prevention

Shay + Associates Law Firm personal injury lawyer in Springfield, IL and Decatur, IL

As the holiday season wraps us in its festive embrace, Shay + Associates wants to ensure that your celebrations are filled with joy, not unexpected accidents. From the heart of personal injury law, we present a guide to steer clear of common holiday injuries.

1. Slips and Falls:

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and slips and falls are far from delightful. Ice and snow create slippery surfaces, making slips and falls a common holiday mishap. Shay and Associates advise investing in sturdy footwear with good traction, keeping walkways clear of snow and ice, and using salt or sand for added grip.

2. Decorative Dangers:

As you deck the halls with boughs of holly, be wary of decorative dangers. We suggest securing decorations to prevent tripping hazards, using stable ladders when reaching for those high branches, and keeping potentially dangerous decorations out of reach of children.

3. Burns and Scalds:

Hot cocoa, mulled wine, and festive feasts are delightful, but burns and scalds are not on the holiday wish list. Shay and Associates recommend testing the temperature of hot beverages before sipping, keeping children away from hot surfaces, and ensuring pot handles are turned inward to avoid accidental spills.

4. Intoxication-Related Incidents:

The spirits of the season should be enjoyed responsibly. We emphasize the importance of arranging alternative transportation for those who may have indulged in alcoholic beverages, encouraging responsible drinking, and avoiding drunk driving.

5. Toy-Related Injuries:

Toys bring joy, but they can also bring unexpected injuries. Shay and Associates advise selecting age-appropriate toys, inspecting for small parts that could pose a choking hazard, and supervising playtime to ensure a safe environment for children.

As we navigate the holiday season together, Shay and Associates encourage you to be mindful of potential hazards and take proactive steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable celebration. By following these tips, you can minimize the risk of common holiday injuries and focus on creating lasting memories with your loved ones. Don't hesitate to reach out to Shay + Associates Law Firm if you require the expertise of a skilled personal injury lawyer in Springfield or Decatur, Illinois.


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