Christmas Safety Tips
Does winter feel different this year? Are you unsure of how you will spend your time this holiday season? While COVID-19 has caused stress and uncertainty this year, many families are still planning to celebrate Christmas. If you are planning to celebrate Christmas, we hope you stay safe. To help you celebrate safely, we are providing our Christmas safety tips.
We hope these tips help you safely celebrate Christmas. If a Christmas car accident injures you or a loved one, seek medical help immediately. Once you have sought medical care, seek legal help from an experienced personal injury lawyer. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. Remember: insurance companies are not motivated to help you. Their goal is to pay out as little as possible. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation regarding your Las Vegas personal injury case.
Christmas Driving Safety Tips
Holidays are traditionally a time for travel across the United States. AAA expects at least 34 million fewer travelers compared to last year’s holiday season. If you plan to travel, be aware of the COVID-19 risks. Plan ahead and research the relevant public safety orders of where you are visiting.
If you choose to stay home this year, the roads can still be dangerous. Use the following safety tips to stay safe on the road:
- Drive sober. Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Avoid distractions. Put down your cell phone.
- Wear a seatbelt. Make sure passengers and children are properly restrained.
- Slow down. Especially in winter driving conditions.
- Obey the rules of the road. This includes posted speed limits and stop signs.
- Stay calm. Avoid road rage and aggressive driving.
We understand that even the most cautious driver can be injured in an accident. If another driver injures you in Las Vegas, seek medical attention immediately. Once you have gotten the injuries tended to, you should seek legal help from a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers and staff. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Christmas Tree Safety Tips
Do you have a Christmas tree in your house? Did you know that a Christmas tree can be a fire hazard? According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue:
- Incidents involving live Christmas trees inside buildings increase during the week just before the holiday until the end of the holiday period.
The major reason that Christmas trees are fire hazards is the tree is not kept hydrated. Las Vegas is dry and warm, even in December. This means you need to pay attention and ensure your tree is properly watered.
Christmas Tree Care
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue provides the following tips for caring for a tree and keeping it hydrated:
- Water the tree twice a day every day. Never let it run dry.
- Perform a freshness test every day. Gently pull on a branch with a closed hand to see if needles will fall off. If needles fall off in excess, this means the tree is dead and is a hazard. It should be removed.
- Inspect all electric lighting. Look for frayed or broken wiring before putting lights on the tree. One of the most common ignition sources of tree fires is electric lighting.
- Do not leave electric lighting unattended. Shut off electric lighting on the tree when you go to bed or leave the home.
- Keep the tree away from heat sources. Heat accelerates drying out the tree.
- Keep smoking materials and candles away from trees. These can dry out the tree and present a fire hazard.
If a tree should catch fire, leave the building immediately and call 9-1-1.
We hope these Christmas tree safety tips help you stay safe this holiday season. If you are injured on the roads this holiday season, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation. Even the safest drivers can get involved in a car accident in Las Vegas, when another driver disregards the law or otherwise loses control of their vehicle. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Kitchen Safety Tips
The kitchen can be a magical place during the holidays. It comes to life with smells, savory foods, and delicious desserts. It can also be a dangerous place. The increase in kitchen use and activity increases the risk of fire and injury. Use the following tips to stay safe in the kitchen this holiday:
- In case of fire or emergency, call 9-1-1.
- Check your alarms. Make sure both your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are operating.
- Stay in the kitchen and pay attention. The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking.
- Do not let children play in the kitchen. Hot surfaces and sharp objects can cause serious injuries.
- Keep it clean. Keep flammable material away from your stovetop.
- Extinguish candles and fires before you walk away. Do not let children play around candles or fires.
- Fight the fire. If you have doubt, GET OUT! If you have a small stovetop fire, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. If you have any doubt, get out and immediately call 9-1-1. Do not sacrifice your safety or the safety of your family.
If you are injured in a Christmas accident that is not your fault, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Las Vegas Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. We have the knowledge and expertise to give you the best opportunity to gain the compensation you deserve for injuries sustained in your Las Vegas accident. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Toy Safety Tips
Toys are a popular Christmas gift. Toys can also be dangerous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported the following for 2019:
- There were an estimated 162,700 toy-related, emergency department-treated injuries and 14 deaths to children younger than 15. Most of the deaths associated with choking on small parts, like small balls and small toy parts and riding toys.
Keep your children safe this Christmas with the following toy safety tips:
- Check for toy recalls. CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products. Recalled toys present choking, entrapment, ingestion, and laceration hazards.
- Always wear a helmet. Scooters, bikes, and other recreation equipment can cause injuries. Ensure children wear proper safety equipment. Especially properly fitting helmets.
- Choose age appropriate toys for the child. Follow age recommendations and safety information.
- Supervise children at all times. Keep small parts and toys away from children younger than 3.
- Purchase toys from trusted retailers. If you are in doubt, it is best to go without.
We hope you and your family have a fun holiday and these toy tips help you stay safe.
COVID-19 Safety During Christmas
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends that you only celebrate Christmas with the people in your household. Celebrating with your household is the best way to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, everyone is encouraged to find creative and safe ways to stay in touch with loved ones during the holidays. If you do decide to celebrate, use the following COVID-19 safety tips.
COVID-19 Safety in Public
Christmas preparations may mean increased trips to the grocery store or other public outings. Be mindful if you are going out in public. The CDC encourages everyone to avoid crowds and to do the following if going out in public:
- Wear a mask. Make sure the mask fits properly and covers your nose and mouth.
- Maintain social distance. Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer should be at least 60 percent alcohol.
COVID-19 Safety When Hosting a Gathering
This year the safest gatherings are the smallest gatherings. It is best to limit your interaction to those within your household. If you do decide to host a gathering, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your guests. This includes the safety measures already mentioned above and the following safety tips:
- Stay outdoors. Set up your gathering outside. In Las Vegas, it may be chilly but outdoor heat can make an outdoor celebration comfortable.
- Keep it small. Limit the number of guests to a few close friends or family members.
- Sanitize frequently. Remember to wipe down frequently touched surfaces.
- Consider BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything). Encourage guests to bring their own food and drink.
- Do not share. Have one person serve food and use single-use utensils.
- Communicate. Talk to your guests beforehand to discuss your expectations.
We hope these tips help you stay safe during the holiday week. If a Las Vegas driver injures you during the holidays, seek medical help immediately. Once you receive proper medical treatment, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation. With our years of experience, we offer you the best opportunity to gain just compensation for injuries sustained in your Las Vegas accident. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
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