The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends—but the holiday season is hectic, often causing innocent people to get hurt because of someone’s negligent actions. Stay aware while out and about in the Boston area this holiday season! Prepare for the chaos ahead so you can ensure you and your family stay healthy and safe throughout the holidays.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent party this holiday season, contact us online or give the personal injury lawyers at Taurus Law Group a call at (844-282-8787)!
Tips to Avoid Injury in the Greater Boston Area
Thanksgiving is less than a week away and the Christmas season will soon be in full swing. Theft, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other crimes seem to increase when people are out shopping or partying and not paying much attention to anything else. Our personal injury attorneys at Taurus Law Group want nothing more than for you and your family to enjoy the holidays this year!
Be Aware of Your Surroundings in Parking Lots
Holiday shopping is a common outing during November and December—and mall parking lots become a breeding ground for dangerous situations. Thieves roam the parking lots looking to break into unlocked vehicles to steal valuable items and gifts that are visible through the windows—be sure to lock your car doors when you leave it unattended! There is also an increase in traffic throughout the parking lot and pedestrians walking to and from the mall entrance, which means pedestrian accidents become almost unavoidable. Lastly, fender benders are a frequent occurrence! Whether you’re looking for a parking spot or walking into the mall, make sure you’re aware of your surrounding at all times!
Use Caution on the Roads
November and December are two of the most dangerous months for traveling. Thanksgiving weekend is the most traveled time of the year—starting off the season of increased DUI arrests that lasts from Thanksgiving until New Year’s. Sometimes it’s not enough knowing that you have a designated driver. You safety is put in the hands of those on the roads around you. The U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that 40 percent of traffic-related deaths during Christmas and New Year’s involve drunk drivers—a 12 percent increase over the rest of the month of December! Not only that, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that an upwards of 2,500 people lose their lives due to car accidents in the month of December. Never drive under the influence of alcohol—you’re putting your life and the life of others at risk!
Watch Out for Signs Indicating Unsafe Conditions
The holiday season brings laughter and joy—and sometimes untimely and harmful weather. Keep an eye out for signs on the highway that indicate if driving conditions are different than normal. Signs will often be posted for icy areas, truck accidents, car accidents, snow falling off trees, and much more. Similarly, black ice is a pedestrian’s worst enemy. There’s nothing more unpleasant than walking through a parking lot or on a sidewalk and slipping on unseen ice. It’s the law for Massachusetts property owners to warn you of unsafe conditions—if you’re wrongly injured due to unsubstantial warnings, you can file a personal injury claim!
Personal Injury Attorneys Representing the Greater Boston Area
Whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, a car accident, a pedestrian accident, a slip and fall victim, or dealt with any injury caused by someone’s negligence, we have the knowledge, experience, and dedication to represent you. Taurus Law Group will do everything in our power to help you get on the fast track to recovery.
Give us a call at 844-2-TAURUS (844-282-8787), or fill out our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with a personal injury attorney in the Greater Boston area.
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Beverly, Boston, Braintree, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Danvers, Dedham, Framingham, Lexington, Lowell, Lynn, Marlborough, Medford, Natick, New Bedford, Newton, Peabody, Quincy, Springfield, Somerville, Waltham, Weymouth, Woburn, Worcester