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Avoiding Personal Injury Over the Holidays

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The holiday season is an exciting time of year, but it can also be a dangerous one. With all the hustle and bustle, it's easy to overlook safety precautions. Here are some tips to help you avoid personal injuries during the holidays:

1. Avoid Drunk Driving

Drinking and driving is a leading cause of accidents during the holiday season. If you plan on drinking, make sure to have a designated driver or use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft. If you see someone who is about to drive under the influence, take their keys, and call a cab.

2. Keep an Eye on Children

Children are naturally curious and full of energy, which can lead to accidents. Keep a close eye on them while they play with toys, climb trees, or run around. Make sure to childproof your home to prevent any accidents.

3. Stay Safe While Decorating

Decorating your home for the holidays is a fun tradition, but it can also be dangerous. Falls from ladders or unstable chairs can cause serious injuries. Make sure to use a sturdy ladder, have a spotter, and wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

4. Be Careful with Fire

Fires can quickly start and spread during the holiday season. Keep flammable decorations, such as paper or tinsel, away from hot lights or candles. Make sure to have working smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher on hand.

5. Practice Food Safety

Food poisoning is a common problem during the holiday season, especially if you're serving a large group of people. Make sure to wash your hands frequently while cooking, cook meat to the correct temperature, and refrigerate leftovers promptly.

Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero Is Here for You

By following these tips, you can help prevent personal injuries during the holiday season. However, accidents can still happen. If you do suffer an injury, contact Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero at (505) 806-1780 for assistance. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve.

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