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5 Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe This Holiday Season


With the holiday season now upon us, many have begun to deck their halls, put up their trees, and are enjoying the festivities associated with this wonderful time of year. While many of the activities associated with this time of year are full of fun, it is important to remember a few safety precautions in order to enjoy it without any unnecessary injuries.

Below we have laid out some helpful safety tips to keep in mind as you participate in all that this season has to offer.

  1. Check All of Your Lights Before Putting Them Up. Look at their specifications and see if they are for indoor or outdoor use only. Make sure that none of the wiring is exposed on string lights and double check that none of the bulbs are broken.
  2. Maintain Proper Care of Your Tree. Buy the freshest tree you can at the lot and always make sure there is water in the tree basin, so as not to create a fire hazard from an overly dry tree. If you have a fake tree, make sure that it is a fire-resistant one.
  3. Burning Candles Should Be Kept Within Sight. Do not leave a room without blowing out any burning candles. Keep them away from your tree, out of reach of any children, and on a heat-resistant surface.
  4. Stay Away From Unsafe Toys for Your Children. Be aware of choking hazards and a potential for serious injuries when purchasing gifts for your kids. Take a look at the 2016 list of the 10 Worst Toys, presented by the World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc.
  5. Practice Ladder Safety. Make sure that the ladder you are using for decorating the outside or inside of your home is in full working order, with no loose screws or broken steps. Keep it firmly on the ground and maintain three points of contact with the ladder at all times.

Injuries Due to Manufacturer Negligence

Despite your best efforts to have a safe holiday, we recognize the fact that sometimes things do not go as planned. Whether your child was injured by a defective toy, you fell off a ladder that failed to perform its function, you were burned by lights you purchased, or you were hurt by any other form of manufacturer negligence, call our Nassau County injury firm. By investigating the details surrounding your injury claim, we can determine what parties may be to blame for the harm that was caused.

We can help to pursue compensation on your behalf. Call for a free consultation of your case at (516) 628-6402.

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