The different holidays in the United States are a time for family, fun and celebration. They should be happy times that can be stored away in memories and relived through joyous photographs of smiling, laughing people. But, sadly, along with joy, holidays can also bring tragedies. Family traditions can become deadly accidents and lively activities can result in extreme sadness.
There are a number of holidays in the United States that contain certain traditions that can end up in serious injury or even death. Before you and your family start your celebrations, consider these potential accidents associated with the following holidays:
- Christmas: Perhaps the most beloved of all holidays and the most deadly. With Christmas comes many Christmas parties in which drunk drivers are prolific. Christmas has among the highest incidences of fatal car crashes. Traditions such as hanging lights from icy rooftops and placing indoor decorations with the use of a ladder or chair can result in crippling falls and slips. Another Christmas danger is the heightened use of candles during this holiday. Multiple candles lit for decoration and ‘ambiance’ can mean house fires.
- Fourth of July: Independence Day is a fire hazard. Thousands of people are using fireworks which can cause personal injury and large-scale fires.
- New Year’s Eve: The New Year can mean new injuries that come on this one night of mayhem. Excessive drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning and a copious amount of intoxicated drivers.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury during a holiday due to the negligence of another, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to discuss your personal injury claim