Avoid These 5 Common Personal Injuries when You Ring in the New Year

Avoid These 5 Common Personal Injuries when You Ring in the New Year

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the coming of a new year with loved ones, but it is also a time when high incidences of personal injuries occur. Aside from the more obvious injuries like those related to driving under the influence, there are several other issues that can cause injuries and fatalities during the New Year celebration:

  1. Over-intoxication: Consuming more alcohol than your body can handle can cause serious complications, such as alcohol poisoning, which can be deadly.
  2. Firework injuries: More than 11,000 people were injured by fireworks last year. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commision, about 40% of injuries resulted from small fireworks like bottle rockets and sparklers. Children under 5 are the most likely to be hurt by fireworks.
  3. Gunfire: Firing a gun into the air is not only illegal, but it is extremely dangerous. Stray bullets kill dozens of people every year. Bullets fired into the air can travel up to 2 miles, and they can fall back down fast enough to kill someone.
  4. Unsafe conditions: Partygoers attending a New Year’s celebration should have a reasonable expectation of safety at the party location. Some safety issues that could result in injury include unreasonable crowds that violate fire codes, dangerous accumulation of ice or snow, decorations that pose as dangerous obstacles, defective staircases or elevators, and inadequate building security. If you are hosting a party, it’s important to double check your venue for these critical safety issues.
  5. Defective products: Between decorations, food, games and other party pieces, people interact with lots of various objects at a New Year’s celebration. If a product does not work as intended, injuries can occur.

“We wish everyone a happy and safe New Year’s celebration. Remember to put safety first and use common sense when participating in activities during the holiday,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.
DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.