Holiday Accidents

No one wants to sustain an injury during the holidays, but unfortunately, it happens, and it can ruin your holiday. Sustaining a personal injury or an injury due to someone else’s negligence increases during the holiday season. The most common accidents that occur during the holidays include slip and falls, car accidents, and burns. If you are concerned about sustaining a holiday injury, there are ways you can lower your risk by knowing what to look out for.

Car Accidents

The increase in car accidents during the holiday season is mainly due to intoxicated drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Board, over 33 percent of car accidents that occur during the holidays are due to intoxicated drivers. Younger drivers are at a higher risk for being in a car accident during the holidays due to intoxicated driving.

Bad weather, such as wet and icy roadways, may also contribute to an increased risk for car accidents. In order to avoid this, you should keep an eye on the weather and try to leave before inclement weather strikes, if possible. You should also keep an emergency kit in your car in case of an emergency. If you are traveling to see family or friends for the holiday, you should inform them of what time you are leaving your house, the route you are taking, and what time you plan on arriving at your destination.

Slip and Falls

Slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of injury during the holiday season. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6,000 emergency room visits in the United States during the holidays are due to falls from attempting to put up Christmas tree decorations. Slip and fall accidents can also occur by slipping on ice if you are walking in bad weather conditions.


Burns are the third leading cause of injury during the holiday season. Candles, fireplaces, and defects in electrical devices contribute to burn injuries. Burns from stove tops and ovens may also contribute to injuries.

Having Too Much Fun

Having too much fun during the holidays can mean partying and drinking too much alcohol. It is important to drink responsibly during the holidays, especially if you are planning on driving, as alcohol can affect your judgement and ability to react on time. You should also keep an eye on your stress-levels.

Bucks County Accident Lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. Advocate for Safety During the Holiday Season

If you or someone you know was injured and wants to file a personal injury claim, contact a Bucks County accident lawyer at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. today. We will fight for your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 888-999-1962. Located in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Pinehurst, North Carolina, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania.