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How to Avoid Personal Injuries During the Holidays

Decorating your home can be one of the highlights of the holiday season but it can also be the cause of serious injury if you are not careful. Emergency rooms see thousands of injuries that result from holiday decorating and 12% of decorative candle related home fires occur in the month of December. Here are a few simple suggestions from the National Safety Council to help safety and common sense prevail this holiday season.

Slope Safety for Skiers and Snowboarders

Skiing and snowboarding are some of Utah's most cherished recreational activities. But they can also be dangerous. Skiing and snowboarding accidents happen all the time, it's just a part of the game. Sometimes, those accidents can cause injuries that are not your fault. In these cases, you may be entitled to some compensation. Handy & Handy Law, in Salt Lake City, knows just how to help you.

Avoiding Ski Injuries

At Handy & Handy Law we can help you out with your injury claim if you are harmed while skiing. However, there are some ways you can avoid a skiing accident in the first place. First and foremost, all skiers and snowboarders should become familiar with the Skier Responsibility Code. As for protecting yourself from injuries, here are some pointers:

COUNTERFEIT AIRBAGS

Some startling news is out today that if you've had your airbag replaced in the last three years and if the work was not performed by a car dealer, the airbag may be a counterfeit. Various new outlets are reporting about this issue which could have serious consequences in a car accident. Of course, if you have replaced your air bag in the past three years, please take it to your dealer to get checked out.

Handy Law advice on how to defend yourself against an animal attack.

Consider this scenario for a moment. You are walking home, after a long day's work when you notice that on the sidewalk is a dog walking toward you weirdly, baring it's teeth. You begin to back away, and then run. BAM! The dog chases you, knocking you to the floor. What do you do?

MCDONALD'S HOT COFFEE CASE: THE FACTS

The New York Times published a great article on Oct. 21, 2013 telling the true story of the McDonald's Hot Coffee case. The article also has a 12 minute video that recaps the story of the plaintiff in the case, Stella Liebeck. It's worth watching.

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