Common New Year’s Negligence-Related Accidents
The New Year brings new beginnings and experiences, and the holiday weekend is often full of celebrations. While the holiday can be full of hope for the future and wistfulness, it can also be dangerous as many negligence-based accidents can occur.
Negligent Security Accidents
Over the holiday weekend, many people stay over at friends’ houses or in hotels or rentals. Property owners owe their guests a duty of care and should take steps to ensure their guests are safe from violence and criminal acts caused by inadequate security. For instance, a homeowner should install a security system, strong locks, and security lighting if their neighborhood is often the site of thefts or assaults.
If you or a loved one suffer damages and injuries in an inadequate security case, you can pursue legal action against the property owner and in some cases your attacker. You can be compensated for your economic and non-economic losses.
Pedestrians often face risks when walking to their destination, but because more drivers may be impaired or drowsy, they face even greater risks. Pedestrians can also be at greater risk if they are intoxicated as well. Pedestrians can suffer from slip and fall injuries as well as from injuries suffered in a collision, such as:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Facial trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
Champagne Cork Injuries
Sparkling wine and champagne can be a great addition to your menu for the holiday, but they can also pose a threat to you. When you open the bottle, the cork can act as a projectile and can seriously injure a person if not aimed well.
Most commonly, flying corks can lead to eye-related injuries, including eye hemorrhages, orbital fractures, eyelid lacerations, or retinal detachments. However, they can also cause external bruises or lacerations to other parts of the body in less extreme cases.
While many restaurants close for the holiday weekend, some are open and even cater New Year events. In Florida, you can take legal action against a restaurant if you suffer food poisoning because of their negligence. You can fight for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and income, and pain and suffering.
DUI Auto Accidents
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are common binge drinking holidays, and unfortunately, the holiday weekend is also known for having high DUI rates. If you are injured in a DUI accident, you can sue the intoxicated driver for your damages.
Contact Our Skilled Attorney
At The Wiseman Law Firm, we are known for fighting to protect our client’s rights and for the maximum compensation in settlements. Our attorney is backed by decades of legal experience and comes highly recommended by peers and past clients. If you or a loved one have suffered damages in a negligence-based accident this New Year’s weekend (or any time), we are here and equipped to help you understand your legal rights and options.
Our firm is equipped to handle a range of personal injury matters, including:
- Dog bites and attacks
- Vehicular and pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability incidents (i.e. slips and falls, negligent security, etc.)
- Nursing home neglect
- Product liability
- Prescription errors
- Truck accidents
- Tourist accidents
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