While the holiday season should be happy and joyous, the truth is that it is also a time when numerous accidents occur. Even though the majority of people are careful, many find themselves facing life-changing situations. In order to keep you and your family safe this holiday season, here are a few tips to keep in mind while out shopping, celebrating with friends or entertaining in your own home.
Fortunately, there are numerous ways Austin residents can stack the safety odds in their favor this holiday season. For example, when you’re out shopping this year the Austin Police Department suggests parking in well-lit areas, hiding valuables left inside the vehicle, and always making sure to lock the vehicle whether parked at home or elsewhere.
For those who will be attending holiday parties this year, keep in mind that there will be increased DWI patrols to cut down on drunk drivers who may be on the road. To be safe, it may be best to utilize the services of Uber or Lyft rather than taking a chance on driving while intoxicated – even if you have not had too much to drink.
And, of course, while holiday decorations can be beautiful, they can also be dangerous if done incorrectly. Also, according to the National Fire Prevention Association, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day are the top three days for cooking fires, so it’s important to take the necessary precautions. Be sure to test fire alarms, place space heaters away from fuel sources such as curtains and furniture, replace broken light bulbs, and keep decorations away from flames.
Terry & Kelly, PLLC wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. However, if you or a loved one is injured in an accident please contact our Austin personal injury lawyers immediately. Call us at 512-910-2000 to schedule a free consultation and we will put our expertise to work for you.
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