Holiday Safety Checklist

Holiday Safety Checklist

12/17/2018 Personal Injury John Whitfield

The Nashville personal injury lawyers at Whitfield Bryson LLP are extremely excited for the holiday season. Like many other families, we are wrapping presents, preparing special meals, and looking forward to spending time with loved ones. We want everyone to have a wonderful holiday season, so we’ve put together a holiday safety checklist to prevent tragic accidents and keep the holidays happy.

  1. Use Caution When Driving – Holidays often mean more drivers on the roads and the time of year means there could be dangerous winter road conditions. Always use a little bit more caution when driving this holiday season.
  2. Don’t Drink And Drive – Most people probably attend at least one, if not multiple, holiday parties every year. If you plan on drinking alcohol, make plans ahead of time and don’t drink and drive.
  3. Be Extra Careful In Parking Lots and Garages – Places like grocery stores and malls often see an increase in activity during the holidays. This means parking lots and garages will be filled with more foot traffic than usual. Be extra careful in these areas to avoid collisions.
  4. Keep Cars and Homes Locked – Unfortunately there are some unscrupulous people who look for cars and homes filled with presents to target during the holiday season. Always remember to lock your vehicles and homes to prevent theft.
  5. Stay Aware Of Your Surroundings – During the holidays, more people are withdrawing cash from ATMs. This makes them particularly vulnerable. If you are withdrawing cash, always stay aware of your surroundings.
  6. Be Careful In the Kitchen – Many people have holiday traditions that start in the kitchen. Before you put on your apron to make some sweets or a special meal, make sure you take the appropriate safety precautions. Do you have a fire extinguisher in the event of a fire? Where are your oven mitts to prevent burns?

Keep The Holidays Jolly

Keeping the holidays jolly will require the participation of everyone. Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean we get to shirk our responsibilities or aren’t accountable for our actions. Anyone that recklessly endangers the lives of others this holiday season will be held liable.

Nashville Personal Injury Attorneys

We don’t want to see any tragic accidents occur over the holidays. Unfortunately, our experience as Nashville personal injury attorneys has taught us some people will choose to endanger others rather than act responsibly. If you suffer injuries as a result of any type of accident this holiday season, Whitfield Bryson LLP can explain your legal options. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our award-winning attorneys.