Winter is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, it is also a time for personal injuries to occur. More people are out shopping, walking, or driving in bad weather. It definitely is a more dangerous time of year. Here are some common personal injury claims that occur during the winter in McKinney.
Car accidents are a common cause of personal injury year round. However with the holidays there are more people on the road. Those driving are usually in a rush to go shopping or spend time with friends and family. This can lead to more reckless or negligent driving and subsequently, more injuries. If you are in a car accident, it is important that you hire an attorney who can properly advocate for you and help you obtain compensation for the damages that occurred.
Slip and Fall Cases
Slip and fall cases are a common event during the holidays due to the negligence of shops that fail to clean up ice or water that is tracked in by customers. The increase of patronage during the holiday also leads to more spills of products, especially in grocery stores. Unfortunately these spills go unnoticed or the stores ignore it as they try to maximize profits. If you have fallen due to negligence, you need to speak to an Attorney as quick as possible.
The holidays are when the majority of products are bought and sold. Not all products are safe to use due to a design defect, or the product has a significant manufacturer’s defect that impairs its safety. Be wary if a product stops working correctly, return the product and contact the manufacturer of the defect to put them on notice that something is wrong. If you have been injured due to a product, contact an experienced attorney familiar with product liability.