How to Avoid a Slip and Fall During the Holidays

Slip and fall accidents can occur any time of the year, but they are notoriously more frequent during the holiday season. These accidents can occur from carrying one’s Christmas tree into the home or standing up on a ladder to hang a star at the very top of the tree are ways that people have slipped and have sustained serious and even debilitating injuries.

At David Golden, P.A., our Port St. Lucie personal injury attorneys are aware that thousands of Americans each year are injured in a slip and fall accident. We want to offer some ways to help you and your family stay safe this holiday season.

Ways to Prevent a Slip and Fall

The holidays are a busy time for everyone. People are traveling to see old family and friends. Many of us will be out shopping, going out for celebrations, or spending time in the yards of their own homes for holiday parties. The risk of someone becoming injured is higher simply due to the fact that there is so much happening.

Some of the most common causes of slip and fall cases during the holidays:

  • Falls from ladders
  • Stepping on or slipping on ornaments
  • Slip and falls while carrying packages or gifts
  • People moving quickly to get from place to place
  • Slip and falls due to icy or slippery pathways
  • Items are strewn in the aisles or hallways, which can trip people

As we know, the holidays make it much more likely for someone to get hurt. However, with diligence and preparation, a slip and fall accident can be prevented. You can help in your own home and your family simply by keeping an eye on the pathways.

Preventing a Holiday Slip and Fall

Here are some of the steps that we suggest can help to avoid an accident from occurring at home during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

  • Clean up any toys or ornaments you see on the floor
  • Stay by the ladder when a relative or loved one is using it
  • Wear shoes that can better grip the floor, especially when decorating or when you are moving around
  • Keep the walkways to your home, sidewalk, porch, stairs, and any other paths clear of ice or objects that could lead to a slip and fall

As Port St. Lucie slip and fall lawyers, we are excited for the holidays and hope that you and your loved ones will have joyous celebrations to come. We hope that these tips can help ensure your safety around the holidays by preventing a serious slip and fall accident from occurring.

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