Tips for Avoiding the Most Common New Years Injuries

After the unprecedented year we’ve experienced in 2020, it’s no surprise there is also uncontainable excitement for starting a New Year. It is important to stay mindful, whether you plan on celebrating at home or an establishment, that along with all the excitement surrounding the festivities comes some dangers typically involved. New Year’s injuries can range from minor to severe, and even fatal. We’ve highlighted below some of the most common injuries that occur on New Years:

  • Drunk driving accident injuries - broken bones, head injuries, lacerations, whiplash, check injuries, spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Pedestrian Injuries

  • Alcohol poisoning

  • Burns and other injuries from using fireworks at home

  • Gunfire accidents

  • Injuries from popping champagne corks

If you are involved in an accident of any kind, seek medical attention right away.

 

Tips for Staying Safe This New Year’s

Although there is definitely some dangerous activity to avoid while celebrating the New Year, there is fortunately numerous ways to ensure you’re staying safe over the holiday:

  • Look at the weather report before heading out for the evening and dress accordingly
  • Designate a driver before your New Year’s celebration begins

  • Take a rideshare service, cab, or public transportation

  • Make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand

  • Don’t walk or bike drunk

  • Open champagne or sparkling wine safely, and pointed away from people

  • Stay the night wherever you ring in the new year

  • Drink responsibly

  • Stay alert and awake

  • Plan and leave yourself plenty of time to get to your destination

  • Only use legal fireworks

  • Avoid the busiest travel hours

  • Be prepared for an emergency


These tips should help you stay safe when saying goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021. However, if you've been involved in an accident this holiday season, the experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Kwartler Manus are here to help! Contact us online or by phone at (267) 214-8608 today.
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