It is that time of the year when everyone is getting ready for the holidays. From hanging decorations, and looking for the perfect tree, to buying all your loved ones the perfect gift. But did you know about all the accidents that happen during Christmas season? Maybe if you know about the most common holiday accidents, though, you may be able to prepare yourself for such accidents. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about:
- 5,800 accidents occur when people fall putting up decorations during the holiday season.
- Candle-started fires make up 13% of home fires each December.
- About 1,062 injuries are due to space heaters each winter.
- 13,000 people are seen per year for accident related to holiday decorations.
- 50% of Christmas free fires happen due to faulty lights, candle, and more.
- About 2,000 people every winter are treated for lacerations, sprains, and more due to tripping over extension cords.
- Over 55,000 people sustain injuries to back, neck, and shoulders each year due to carrying luggage.
- The average temperature of oil used in a turkey fryer can reach 350 degrees, which can lead to 3rd-degree burn.
- Over 100,000 people are treated for scalding accidents per year.
- 1 in 6 Americans suffers from foodborne illnesses each year.
While Christmas season has its own set of accidents, other holidays and observances also come with their unique set of challenges and histories. For instance, Labor Day, which symbolizes the end of summer, is a celebration of the hard-working American. It was conceived due to the labor movement in the 19th century when labor conditions were bleak.
This day reminds us of the brave individuals who stood up for their rights, much like the brave remembrance of those who have made significant impacts in history. Similarly, events like Black Friday come with their own set of facts and accidents. AKD Law, a firm that has been a strong advocate for the community, also specializes in areas like class action and mass tort, and has a dedicated section for their case results, showcasing their commitment to justice.
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In 2003, after being dissatisfied with the quality of legal care for victims of car accidents, Roderick ‘Rico’ Alvendia sought to establish a new firm focused on providing high-quality legal services to aid injured victims and their families. J. Bart Kelly, sharing Rico’s passion for upholding justice, joined the firm later that year, and established a partnership.
They helped me with every need possible. The back issues I had could have been much worse if they didn’t step in and help me. Bart, Megan, and all the people that work for this legal team are amazing. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you all for helping me each step of the way. I can’t thank these people enough.
- T. Gibson-Warren
I want to thank the whole team for all your help and persistence with my settlement. I truly appreciate.
- A. Alfortish
Great experiences every time I need you guys. I always recommend your firm.
- W. Young
Bart and his team were wonderful to work with. It was clear that their vision and determination to fight for our case, is why we were able to reach a settlement, where my previous attorney was not.
- C. Perez
Bart Kelly and his legal team reevaluated my case after another attorney backed away from a legal challenge, I just want to say Thank You to mr kelly and his team for the hard work and dedication to my case to make it successful . Thank You
- N. Gex
Attorney Kelly is an impeccable attorney. He has represented me extremely well. I was very, very, very pleased with the outcome of my settlement. He’s highly recommended … to give assistance to anyone. I thank him for his services and I’m super elated over the way he handled the case. He is a phenomenal lawyer.
- S. Spears
I’ve learned the importance of having good coverage insurance, thanks to Mr. Kelly explaining everything to me. We do not hope or wait for accidents, but rest assured that I will call Mr. Kelly again if I need his services. Thank you.
- Ann Zimmer
Being represented by Mr. Kelly and his legal team was a very awesome experience. They were very patient and they worked really hard in resolving my case. I would most definitely refer them to all my friends and associates. Thank you very much.
- Nathaniel Bonney
I am very grateful for Mr. Bart’s assistance. He was very professional and fair. I never felt like a client with him. I always felt like a close friend. Also, I would like to thank everyone in the office for being friendly, kind, and for helping me.
- Glac Mantuso
Just want to say thanks a lot because I received way more than I expected. You guys did a wonderful job of getting the max for myself and my family. Everyone I met or spoke to on the phone was really professional and nice. Once again, thanks a lot.
- Jessica Quinn
J. Bart Kelly is the best attorney I have ever met. He is intelligent, caring, understanding, and knows how to protect his clients. I love his strong take-charge attitude to fight for what is right.
- Teri Haas
My lawyer took the time to explain everything in a clear and concise manner. I’ve been treated fairly and with the utmost respect. I am very appreciative of all of the staff at AKD for their services.
- James Barber
I am grateful for the way that my case was handled. Thanks.
- Darryl Hill
Thanks to Bart and Meg. Fantastic group of people and team. Love you guys.
- Claudine Hope
I was involved in a terrible accident and had a lot of serious injuries. I was so happy that Bart (and his team, including his nurse paralegal) was my attorney. The results were much more than expected as far as the settlement. Thanks.
- Karen Bourgeois
I received exceptional service from the law office of Bart Kelly. He is a great attorney who cares about what you are going through, and I am very pleased with the outcome.
- Melissa Sanchez