Premises Liability: The Most Dangerous Time of the Year

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Holiday and New Years celebrations are among the most wonderful times of the year. There are countless things to do to enjoy the holiday season. There are lights to look at m holiday choirs to hear, and countless traditional performances to see in towns all across the country. There are always dozens of ways to keep yourself busy and have a great time.

Although wonderful, this can also be one of the most dangerous times of the year. Many of those joyful events will bring you onto other people’s property, and this is where the holiday can grow significantly less merry. Whether attending a party for work or caroling with your church, there is a multitude of reasons why you might set foot on someone’s property during the holiday. Unfortunately, many of the people who invite you onto their property do not take care to make sure their property is safe. During the holiday season, people do all sorts of unsafe things around the house, including:

  • Using candles near paper and other flammable substances as part of their decorations
  • Running power cords and extension cords across walking paths
  • Not shoveling snow or salting ice, leaving the property very slippery and causing slips and falls
  • Using unsafe lights that have damaged cords or other electrical problems that can start fires or cause electrical shock

December celebrations should be a time of joy, but joy can quickly turn to pain and fear under the wrong circumstances. If you were injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence, never hesitate to contact an attorney to learn more about your rights. This time of year can be expensive and stressful enough without having to deal with a serious injury due to someone else’s neglect.