As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many people in the Vancouver area are anxiously awaiting some time off from work, holiday celebrations, and spending some quality time with family and friends. Unfortunately, many of the activities in which people engage during the holiday season also pose a risk of serious injury, some of which are discussed below. For advice regarding your specific case, call our office today.
For many people, the holiday season involves attending various parties, held both in private homes and in public spaces such as offices, restaurants, or bars. Unfortunately, attending these events often places holiday revelers at a risk of being involved in an injury-causing accident. Issues such as crowded rooms, the consumption of alcohol, dark venues, and holiday decorations can easily result in serious slip and fall accidents. In addition, the prevalence of holiday parties during this time of year can often mean an increase of the number of impaired drivers on the roads, increasing the risk of involvement in a serious motor vehicle accident.
The holiday season also sees a significant increase the number of people traveling from place to place. When you couple increased travelers on BC roadways with severe winter weather, the risk of involvement in a serious accident can be significantly increased. The kinds of injuries that are often the result of serious car accidents include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries1
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries2
- Sprains and strains
- Crush injuries
These and other injuries that individuals can sustain in car accidents that occur during holiday travel can have devastating financial and emotional consequences. For this reason, it is critical for victims to retain legal counsel as soon as possible.
Contact a Vancouver personal injury lawyer today to discuss your case
Individuals who are injured in accidents this holiday may be entitled to significant compensation. To schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, call McLarty Wolf today at 604-688-9542 or send us an email through our online contact form.