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Denver Personal Injury Attorney Reveals the Most Common Winter Accidents

Mark A. Simon Nov. 1, 2017

Winter is right around the corner, which means cold weather, the holiday season, and perhaps a few injuries, too. Accidents can happen any day of the year, but there are a few types of accidents that are more likely to occur during the winter. According to Denver personal injury attorney Mark A. Simon, these are some of the most common winter accidents that you should prepare for:

Car Accidents

A lot of people travel by car when going out of town to visit friends and family over the holidays, which means there will be more cars on the roads than usual. The roads can be especially dangerous right around Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Not only will there be more drivers on the road during these times, but there could also be more intoxicated drivers behind the wheel. For these reasons, drivers could be at a greater risk of getting into a car accident during the winter than at any other time of the year. Learn more about drinking and DUIs during the holidays.

Another reason why car accidents occur frequently in the winter is the weather. It’s much easier to drive in the hot and sunny weather of summer than it is to navigate through ice and snow during the winter. Cars can slip and slide on the ice if the driver is inexperienced or driving recklessly. As a result, there are many weather-related car accidents in the winter.

Slip and Falls

Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, including head trauma, spinal cord damage, and broken bones. Unfortunately, these accidents occur throughout the year. However, they are far more common in the winter than in any other season. Why? Snow and ice may start to accumulate on the roads, sidewalks, and in parking lots during the winter. If property owners don’t clear snow and ice off of these areas, visitors could slip and injure themselves.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are also common during the winter for a number of reasons. Many people set off fireworks to kick off the New Year. But if these fireworks aren’t handled properly, it’s possible that someone could get hurt. For example, lighting a firework while it is aimed at someone is a recipe for disaster.

Burns can also be caused by defective lights that are used as holiday decorations. To prevent this type of burn, make sure you carefully check each strand of lights before wrapping them around your tree. Do not use any holiday lights with exposed wires or cracks in the cords. These are both signs that the lights are defective and dangerous, which means it’s not a good idea to use them.

If you are injured this winter, don’t hesitate to seek legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney. Mark A. Simon will work tirelessly to identify who is liable for your injuries. Then, he will aggressively fight for the compensation that you deserve. Call us or contact Mark A. Simon to discuss your legal options during a free consultation.