The holidays are upon us! How excited are you? While the holidays can be an exciting time of year, it’s important that you are safe too! Our personal injury attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips for avoiding a holiday-related accident in this week’s blog. If you have been the victim of any sort of personal injury related accident at the Lake of the Ozarks, please call Deputy and Mizell today for your free consultation. We can be reached at 417-532-2191.
Tips For Avoiding a Holiday Related Accident
BE CAREFUL OF POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARDS.
Candles are a beautiful symbol of Christmas time, but they can pose a very real fire hazard if left unattended. Only light candles if you are going to remain in the room(s) where they are burning. Extinguish candles before going to a different part of the house, leaving your home, or going to sleep for the night.
KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE.
If you will have young children in your home during the holidays, it’s important to create a safe space for them to play and explore. Cover up electrical outlets, station baby gates at the top of the stairs, install baby locks on cabinets that hold hazardous substances, vacuum regularly to pick up Christmas ornament hooks and other dangerous items, and place small objects that may pose choking hazards out of reach.
WATCH YOUR STEP.
As you rush in and out of stores to finish your holiday shopping, be on the lookout for floors that may become slippery when wet. With so many shoppers flocking in and out of storefronts, certain areas – especially entrances – may become messy and slick.
BE CAUTIOUS WHILE DRIVING.
Traffic increases significantly over the holidays as people travel to see friends and family. With so many more drivers on the road, the chances of roadway accidents go up. Minimize distractions while behind the wheel, and never operate a vehicle while you are under the influence of alcohol.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are Here For You!
It is the responsibility of all property owners to ensure a hazard-free environment for all visitors. Any failure to fulfill that responsibility puts innocent people at risk of serious injury. If you have suffered any type of injury while you were on someone else’s property, you may have a claim to collect damages from the property owner, the management company, tenants, and others.
The Lake of the Ozarks slip-and-fall accident lawyers at the law firm of Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C. have been providing aggressive personal injury representation to clients throughout Missouri from the day our firm opened its doors. We have helped countless clients resolve a variety of complex premises liability claims.
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