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24 Dec / 2020

Staying Safe During Holiday Travel

Car Accidents

The holidays are a busy time for some people. Even in the new world of 2020, some people continue to travel to see friends and family, gather for events and holiday parties, and take time off to participate in various leisure activities. During the holidays, it is important to stay safe while traveling and take precautions where possible. Doing so can help you have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. 

Safety on the Road

Before heading out on the open road for your holiday travel, you want to make sure your vehicle is ready for your trip. If you can make sure your preventative maintenance is up to date, your trip may be safer. Some things to consider are:

  • Check your tires. How are the treads? Will you have good traction? Is the tire pressure accurate? Do you have a spare tire available if you end up having a tire problem on the road?
  • Check the weather. Are there anticipated storms along your route? Take your time, observe the weather, and take extra care when driving. You may need to reroute to avoid flooding or snowstorms.

Lodging Safety – Tips from an Atlanta Slip and Fall Lawyer

While traveling during the holidays, many people will stay overnight at a hotel or motel. The owner of the property has a duty to keep the premises safe for guests. This includes inspecting the grounds for dangerous conditions that could cause a guest to slip and fall. Such conditions can include uneven walkways, dark stairways, torn carpets, wet floors and walkways, or items left out that can become tripping hazards. 

Though we want to think that visiting and staying with loved ones will be a worry-free experience, it is still important to take precautions for your safety. Even if you are staying with friends or family, you should also be aware of the potential dangers in their home or neighborhood that could cause you injury as well. If you experience a slip and fall accident resulting in injuries while traveling during the holidays or any other time of the year, working with an Atlanta slip and fall lawyer can help you obtain appropriate financial recovery for your damages. 

Hazards in Event Facilities

During your travels, going out to various venues is common, even during a pandemic. People will book reservations at restaurants, go to entertainment facilities that may open for special events, or possibly go to an open-air holiday concert or show. In addition to the slip and fall accidents you want to avoid, the venue owners also have a duty to provide safe accommodations and avoid negligent behavior, as well as provide adequate security for guests. A lack of security could result in serious consequences and devastating long-term injuries. Where possible, avoiding venues that have numerous hazards will lessen your risk of suffering a serious injury. Negligent security cases can be complex, but working with a dedicated and passionate attorney from Gilormo Injury Law is crucial to navigating this difficult process.

Let Our Atlanta Slip and Fall Lawyer Assist You With Your Case

If you or a loved one is injured in a slip and fall accident during the holidays or at any other time, contact Gilormo Injury Law. An Atlanta slip and fall lawyer can help you prepare your claim and fight for your rights as you recover. You can complete our online form or call 770-343-7101 to discuss your legal options with Gilormo Injury Law.  We have an office in Alpharetta and Cumming for your convenience. 

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