Personal Injuries Around the Holidays

The holidays can be a joyous time of year, but unfortunately, they can also be a dangerous one. Every year, people in Texas and all over the United States are injured in accidents that could have been prevented. If you or someone you know has been hurt during the holiday season, it’s important to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney.  A qualified attorney will be able to assess your situation and advise on the best legal course of action that takes into account any relevant laws surrounding the incident in question.  Adam Miller, The Texas Bulldog, will work his tail off to get every dollar you deserve for your injuries.  Call now for a totally free, no-obligation case review at 713-572-3333.  You will never pay anything unless he wins your case.

Car wrecks are common during this time of year due to increased travel and hazardous road conditions like icy roads or poor visibility in snowstorms. Additionally, the holidays can be a particularly dangerous time when it comes to drunk driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol-impaired motor vehicle fatalities were up by 7.4% on Thanksgiving Day between 2012 and 2016, with an average of 362 people per year killed in crashes involving drivers impaired by alcohol. The numbers similarly increase around Christmas and New Year’s, with an average of 388 fatalities on December 25th and 422 fatalities on January 1st. The wreck, injuries, and death due to drunk driving are completely preventable if drivers recognize the risks of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Don’t be a statistic; instead make sure you and your loved ones stay safe this holiday season. Don’t drink and drive!

In addition to car wrecks, slips and falls due to ice and snow can cause serious injury. More serious injuries may result from defective products bought as gifts or faulty holiday lights used for decorations.  The statistics of personal injuries during the holidays is concerning. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 41 people a day are treated in hospitals for holiday-related injuries each year in Texas alone. Statistics from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) show that injuries related to Christmas and New Year festivities account for about 10% of all reported injuries requiring medical attention.  Common injuries include slips, trips and falls due to decorations, as well as lacerations from opening gifts with knives or scissors.

According to recent statistics, an average of 5,000 people have been treated for injuries relating to fireworks on New Year’s Eve every year since 2011. Common injuries caused by fireworks include hearing loss due to loud noises, burns and injuries from sparks, lacerations and wounds from debris flying off the firework when it explodes, as well as injuries resulting from falls when handling fireworks. In extreme cases, injuries can result in amputation or blindness.  Knowing these statistics, it is important to be aware and take the necessary precautions in order to keep your family safe during any holiday event.

Knowing your rights and taking action is the best way to protect yourself from personal injury. If you have been injured during this holiday season, contact The Miller Law Firm to discuss your legal options. Any of the knowledgeable attorneys at The Miller Law Firm can help you understand the laws in Texas and determine if you are eligible for compensation for any damages incurred due to the injury. With their help, you can get the justice and relief that you deserve. Don’t let another holiday season go by without taking care of yourself and your family. Get the right legal help today.