According to PR Newswire, injuries from holiday decorating and decorations are increasing. Falls, fires and lacerations are some of the more common injuries experienced, which may give grounds for a personal injury claim. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that in the months of Nov. and Dec. of 2010, more than 13,000 individuals had to be treated in an emergency room as a result of injuries stemming from holiday decorations or decorating. Lacerations from shattered glass ornaments and falls from ladders while trying to hang decorations or string lights, along with other holiday decorating injuries are some of the common types that are on the rise. Fires from Christmas trees resulted in 4 deaths between the years 2006 and 2008. Furthermore, fires from candles caused an additional 130 deaths. Fires and burns can be avoided by making sure the Christmas tree is well watered and does not come in contact with a candle flame. Candles should also be placed away from objects that can burn. They should never be left unattended. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you should speak to a Bronx personal injury attorney. An attorney will carefully evaluate your case to determine if you have a legitimate claim.
Contacting a Bronx Personal Injury Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of an accident caused by negligence you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a Bronx personal injury attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a personal injury claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of personal injury attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your personal injury claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.