With the excitement and celebration of the holidays comes increased possibility of common household accidents. Be cautious to protect yourself and your family.

Be Aware of the Most Common Holiday-Related Accidents This Holiday Season

While the holiday season is usually a time for celebration, it is also a time for potentially serious household accidents.  Thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in damage occur every holiday season due to the following common accidents:

Fire
More than 400 deaths, 1,650 injuries and $990 million in damages are caused by fires each holiday season.  A large portion of these fires are related to candles, as they are one of the most common causes of hazards during the holiday season

Christmas trees are also a common cause of fires.  Both artificial and natural trees have been reported as being the first thing to become ignited.  During the years of 2003-2007, an average of 250 reported home structure fires resulted from Christmas trees.

Decorating-Related Falls
Between the years of 2000-2002, approximately 5,800 people were treated in the emergency room for fall-related injuries that occurred while decorating for the holidays.  that's 2-3 every hour!

This information was provided by Safety at Home and their article titled Holiday Accidents and Injuries by the Numbers.

If you have sustained injuries in any kind of accident, and are seeking advice from an attorney, contact the Andrew Kim Law Firm.  Our Tacoma personal injury law firm features an experienced Tacoma accident attorney who can help you with your personal injury claim in Tacoma.  For a free consultation, call our office at (253) 682-2000, (425) 289-1990 or toll free at (800) 636-3676.

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