Traditionally, the Christmas season is a time with family, which means it is a time for celebration and traffic, which can, unfortunately, lead to a significant increase in car accidents and impaired traveling. In fact, The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 346 people may die on U.S. roads this holiday season.
So, before you travel, here are a few common personal injuries that can occur during the holiday season from the experienced personal injury attorneys at Braswell Murphy in Mobile, Alabama.
Parking Lot Accidents
Parking lots, while already dangerous, can be even crazier during the Christmas shopping season. With more people out than usual, and with many in a rush to get where they need to go, parking lots can become incredibly hectic as Christmas day draws near.
While icy conditions can add to the madness (especially during this cold December in Alabama), many accidents can also occur on sunny days. Whether it’s collisions between vehicles, slip and fall accidents, or pedestrian accidents, many personal injuries are all too common in the business of parking lots.
Distracted Driving Accidents
As mentioned, Christmas and New Year’s are times of celebration for many, yet, this also means an increase in distracted and impaired driving. It is important to remember that driving under the influence isn’t the only thing that can cause a car wreck. Further distractions can come from texting about Christmas plans, being preoccupied with kids in the back seat, or even looking at Mobile’s beautiful Christmas lights.
Also, it is important to remember that while you may not be distracted, other people will be. Whether you’ve been injured in a truck accident, car wreck, or motorcycle crash due to the negligence of another party, the experienced attorneys at Braswell Murphy can help.
Drunk Driving Accidents
This is not to exclude drunk driving, which is a hazardous issue on Alabama’s roads during the holiday season, especially during New Year’s. When dealing with the aftermath of an accident caused by a drunk driver, you must clearly understand your family’s legal rights.
If you or a loved one need more information on how to receive compensation for the physical and emotional damages due to an injury or death from a drunk driver, please contact Braswell Murphy for more information.
Gift Malfunctions and Defects
Unfortunately, personal injuries can also occur as a result of gift malfunctions and defects. If an electronic device, a piece of clothing, jewelry, or a toy proves to be dangerous due to the negligence of the manufacturer, you are entitled to compensation.
Braswell Murphy – Helping Injured People
Even with the most amount of caution, personal injuries can happen to anyone, especially with the higher risk presented around the holidays.
If you or a loved one has been injured in Alabama and you need to hold the negligent party responsible, Braswell Murphy will stand with you every step of the way. For more information, contact Braswell Murphy today!
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