Christmas Injuries 2022
The holiday season is upon us, as well as a multitude of new gifts that have never seen the market before. With this increased risk of injury due to new products, it’s important to be aware of the potential for holiday-related accidents and injuries. In 2020, we saw a 14% increase in Christmas-related injuries compared to 2019. As we approach the start of 2022, everyone needs to take precautions to ensure that their holiday season is safe and injury-free.
When it comes to holiday safety, the best thing you can do is to stay informed and take proactive measures. Make sure that any gifts being given are age-appropriate and safe for children, as well as be mindful of any potential hazards such as loose wiring or exposed blades on toys. Be aware of typical Christmas injuries, such as falls on icy sidewalks or cuts from wrapping paper.
Common Injuries at Christmas Time include:
- Slips, trips, and falls due to icy sidewalks or slippery floors
- Strains and sprains from lifting heavy gifts or decorations
- Burns from open-flame candles or indoor fireworks
- Cuts and bruises from wrapping paper and other holiday objects
- Electric shocks are fairly common with Christmas tree lights or other electrical decorations
- Eye injuries caused by sharp objects or flying debris
- Food poisoning from holiday snacks or meals
It’s important to know how to respond if an injury does occur. Be sure to keep a first aid kit on hand in case of an emergency, and if the injury is severe enough to require medical attention, seek help immediately.
In addition to taking preventive measures, it is also important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of holiday-related injuries. If you or a loved one experiences sudden pain, dizziness, swelling, or any other symptom that could be associated with an injury, seek medical attention immediately.
Drunk Driving and the Holidays in Las Vegas
During the holidays, Las Vegas is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Unfortunately, this also means that there is an increased risk of drunk driving accidents in the city. In Nevada, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than 0.08%.
If you plan on drinking during the holidays, it is important that you have a designated driver to take you home safely. If you plan on attending a holiday party or other event where alcohol will be served, opt for non-alcoholic drinks or Uber/Lyft rides instead of driving yourself.
It’s also important to keep an eye out for impaired drivers on the roads. If you see a driver swerving or making erratic maneuvers, make sure to report it to law enforcement as soon as possible.
By taking safety precautions and being aware of potential risks, we can reduce the number of holiday-related injuries this season. Enjoy your holidays safely and responsibly!
Christmas Presents and Defective Product Injury
The holiday season is a time for giving, but what if the gift you receive turns out to be defective? While most products are tested and certified to meet certain safety standards, there is always a chance that something might go wrong.
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a defective product, it’s important to take the proper steps to ensure that your rights are protected.
- Seek medical attention immediately;
- take pictures of the product in question;
- contact an experienced defective product attorney.
It’s also important to save all relevant paperwork, such as receipts or manufacturer information.
It may be necessary to contact an attorney specializing in defective products lawsuit if you wish to seek compensation for any injury or damages caused by a defective product.
You may also check the Consumer Product Safety Commission for any recalls on the product. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls
By staying informed and being mindful of potential risks, we can ensure that our holiday season is safe and injury-free. Enjoy your holidays safely and responsibly!