The scent of pine and the sound of jingle bells are in the air. Sure, it is not quite a winter wonderland in The Sunshine State, but the holidays are still unmistakably here. If you are like many families across the nation, you will be planning or joining a holiday party or two with friends and loved ones. It is absolutely the time of year that we enjoy to eat, drink and be merry, but we would also like to remind you of some simple ways to avoid injury while enjoying your holiday celebrations.
Avoiding an Accident During the Holidays
- Decorate Consciously: We all know the person in the neighborhood that takes holiday decorations to the next level. Part of the fun of this season is seeing houses shining with colorful lights and decorations for the entire neighborhood to enjoy. However, you should absolutely take safe placement of these lights and decorations into considerations. Never block sidewalks or other walkways with wires or decorations, as they can post a serious trip and fall risk.
- Watch for Spills: Whether you are hosting the party or visiting a friend’s home, keep an eye out for spilt drinks and wet spots on the floor. You can easily prevent a slip or trip and fall scenario by pointing out hazards and ensuring that everyone stays clear until it can be cleaned up.
- Drink in Moderation: The holidays lend themselves to a bit of indulgent behavior, but be weary. Drinking alcohol can seriously inhibit your motor skills, leading to an easily preventable injury. Always stay conscious of the glasses of eggnog or champagne toasts you have had and set a limit for yourself.
Eat, drink and be merry, but also remember our safety tips so you can avoid the risks of slip or trip and fall injuries during the holiday season.
If you or a loved one are injured in a slip or trip and fall accident, please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with an experienced liability law attorney at 407-841-7699. For additional resources, keep checking our blog, LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more helpful hints and to always be informed about best practices in law.