Personal Injuries During the Holidays: When To Seek Legal Advice
With breathtaking scenery, warm weather, and eclectic neighborhoods, Los Angeles is the epitome of the West Coast. It sounds like heaven until you factor in some of the challenges such a city might have—an underdeveloped infrastructure being one of the biggest, perhaps. But what does this have to do with injury attorneys? Everything. No one ponders municipal topics throughout the day, such as population density or the inadequacies of our public transportation system, but as soon as someone gets rear-ended during rush hour, they decide that a congested city is not an ideal place to live in. Some people are so frustrated with L.A. traffic that they actually believe moving from a big city to a more rural area will solve most of their daily problems. But that's quite a flawed premise. You don't need to find a new place to live. What you need to find is an excellent personal injury law firm. In fact, everyone should know at least one personal injury attorney. The last thing you want to do when you're in an accident is waste countless hours searching online for a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer. And what about traffic during the holidays? If you've lived in L.A. for at least a year, then you've probably experienced the madness of holiday shopping, especially when last-minute shoppers transform malls into armageddon situations. Not only do the parking lots get flooded with crazy drivers, but the stores end up becoming hazards themselves. Every year someone gets injured on Black Friday in retail stores throughout the country. And let's not forget all the other accidents that happen during the hustle and bustle of such a festive season. This leads us to the main topic we want to cover in this article—personal injuries during the holidays. It is a known fact that the number of cars on the road increases during the holidays, which unfortunately means an increase in the number of accidents as well. And you don't even have to own a vehicle to be involved in a car accident. A rideshare accident is much more common than it was merely a few years ago. However, most people start searching for the best personal injury attorney when they've been involved in a motorcycle accident or even a bicycle accident, but what about all the other injuries that can occur during the holidays?
The following are some of the most common causes of injuries that occur during the holidays:
A slip and fall accident caused when climbing ladders or putting up decorations
Burns caused by kitchen accidents, candles, fireplaces, or fire pits
Winter sports and activities such as skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating
Traffic accidents caused by inclement weather, drunk drivers, or fatigued drivers
Fires caused by overloaded electrical circuits or faulty bulbs You may not know exactly how personal injury law factors into all of this, but you should know that such injuries in your own home could be the result of a manufacturing issue, such as a defective ladder. Most people don't even realize that someone else could be held liable in such cases. But regardless of where the accident occurred, you should always seek legal advice. Trust us—you don't want to deal with insurance companies by yourself. Further, you shouldn't do anything without the best personal injury lawyer by your side. Do you think Stella Liebeck, who sued McDonald's after spilling coffee on herself, thought she would be entitled to the compensation she received? If she didn't have experienced attorneys, she would have drowned in medical bills while trying to recover from third-degree burns. The average person may not have personal injury protection, but knowing how to get legal advice after any kind of accident is necessary. Even a dog bite accident! And yes, unfortunately, this type of accident is also common, especially when almost 40% of households in California own at least one dog. Even though a dog bite case can vary from state to state, you can discuss your options with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
Whether you decide to stay home for the holidays or go on a trip, we hope that you take all necessary measures this holiday season to keep you and your loved ones safe. However, if you're involved in a vehicle accident or have any other concerns, please contact our team of attorneys at Yepremyan Law Firm. We're just a phone call away, always available to answer your questions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]
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