The wintertime in Ohio means bundling up from the snow’s chill outside
and celebrating the holidays with friends, family, coworkers, and sometimes
even total strangers. The beauty of the season, however, can quickly be
dampened by hazards cropping up in unexpected places. To keep you and
the ones you love safe as the temperature drops, take a look at these
commonplace winter dangers and how to prevent them:
Car accidents: First and foremost, the roads are sure to get icy and coated in snow. Everyone
on the streets needs to be absolutely careful and prepared for slicks
and slides. Drive slower than you normally would, give other drivers more
space than you think is necessary, and only drive when the trip is necessary.
Fire hazards: Festive decorations usually consist of two things, either lights or conifers.
Trouble really arises when the two are combined. If you have a Christmas
tree or holiday wreath in your home, do not let it sit near bright holiday
lights or open flame.
Uncontrolled crowds: Each year, there is news of someone being trampled or shoved during a holiday
sale rush and sustaining serious
personal injuries, sometimes even as severe as
spinal injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. Stay clear of large masses
of shoppers – no discount is worth your health – and consider filing a
premises liability case if you are injured due to trouble the property controller should
have foreseen and prevented.
Illnesses: Last but not least on our list, the common cold and flu bug makes an appearance.
Holidays usually mean intermingling with people from both far and wide.
While they may bring joy, they also bring foreign sicknesses unknowingly.
If you know you usually get quite ill when exposed to new people, the
winter might be the time to invest in a bottle of hand sanitizer and mittens.
From everyone at Williams DeClark Tuschman Co., L.P.A., we would like to
wish you safe and happy holidays. If you or someone you love should suffer
an unfortunate accident that leads to serious injury this winter, know
that we can be the ones to help support your claims and pursue maximum
compensation for the incident.
Contact us anytime to speak to a team of nationally-recognized Toleda personal injury