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Avoid holiday injuries and car accidents in Boerne, Texas

Avoid car accidents during the holiday season. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that during the holiday season, injuries are on the rise.

What are common dangers during the holidays?

Holiday Fires are Common.

How can fires occur during the holiday season? They can be caused by broken or malfunctioning decorations. They can also be caused by fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, space heaters and other household items. It can also be caused by unattended candles.

How can we avoid these holiday dangers? People can avoid holiday dangers by exercising care, attention and good safety habits.   

That is why it is best to make sure live trees are kept away from heat sources. Purchase lights should be safety-tested by a recognized laboratory.

Check the fireplace. Make sure it is in good repair and keep combustibles away from the fireplace.

Falls.

Plenty of falls happen when people are putting up holiday decorations. They fall from ladders and roofs. They happen indoor and outdoor. Falls can happen when they trip over the cords they are trying to hang or by taking a misstep on a ladder.

To avoid an injury, have someone assist you if you are climbing a ladder. Watch your step and consider hiring professionals to hang lights from high locations.

Car Accidents.

There are plenty of car accidents that occur during the holiday season.  Many car wrecks happen because of drunk driving. Avoid driving after dark and in early morning hours. And you are on the road, keep the radio volume low so that you can hear the traffic around you.

If you have questions about accident law, feel free to call a Texas lawyer at 713-572-4900.

  Article By Richard Weaver

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