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Common Holiday-Related Personal Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Posted on November 2, 2021 in

What’s better than a holiday party? Spirits are high, and celebrations are plentiful at the end of the year. While there are more opportunities than ever for you to make merry, there are also more risks for you to consider. Year-end parties and winter weather both can lead to personal injuries, many of which may put a damper on your holiday spirit.

Should you find yourself faced with a personal injury, you have legal options available to you. If you believe another person may be liable for any harms or losses you endured in your accident, please call Jensen Phelan Law Firm for help. Schedule a talk with our Arizona personal injury attorney, and you can learn about the amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive.

Common Holiday Accidents to Avoid

The winter holidays expose family and loved ones to so many safety risks. Whether there is excessive drinking at a family gathering or bad weather, there are several conditions that may result in untimely accidents for one or more people. Such conditions include:

DUI Accidents

Whether people drink to celebrate the end of the year or to endure a long visit with their family, alcohol tends to flow freely around big Arizona holidays. Some careless members of the public may not keep other people’s safety in mind, leading them to get behind the wheel after having too many drinks.

While no one can control other peoples’ behavior, it is important to keep a lookout in the holiday season for intoxicated drivers. Defensive driving can help us avoid the worst of a DUI accident, either by avoiding the incident entirely or lessening the impact of another person’s negligence.

Car Accidents

There are forces other than alcohol that can impact a person’s abilities behind the wheel of a car. Heavy holiday traffic and poor local weather both can make traveling from Point A to Point B more difficult. If someone is driving recklessly on the road or weather conditions make it unsafe to travel, try to find an alternative means of transportation. This may mean waiting until the bad weather has passed, flying instead of driving, or spending another night with family.

Pedestrian Accidents

In the rush at the end of the year, everyone is doing lots of shopping. Pedestrians and drivers tend to put one another at serious risk for injury during the holidays. With a combination of poor weather, impatience and short tempers, parking lots can become dangerous places.

Pedestrians who want to avoid holiday accidents need to abide by the laws of Arizona. Pedestrians should stay in crosswalks and on sidewalks. If a driver decides to forgo their roadway duty of care, pedestrians can face serious injuries. Fortunately, pedestrians can take legal action against a driver whose careless or reckless behavior causes you harm.

Discuss Your Personal Injury Case with an Arizona Personal Injury Specialist Attorney at Jensen Phelan Law Firm

The holidays are a time for celebration and excitement. You don’t have to let fear of injuries prevent having a good time with your family and friends. If an incident does occur from another’s fault, know that an Arizona attorney can give you a hand. Our attorneys at Jensen Phelan Law Firm want to help you pursue compensation for your injury. You can work with one of our specialists to establish a personal injury complaint that details the circumstances surrounding your accident, and you can estimate the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.

For more information, you can call (928) 778-2660 or contact us via our website.