Safety Reminders to Avoid Personal Injury During the Holiday Season

December 21, 2018 | Ed Bernstein
Safety Reminders to Avoid Personal Injury During the Holiday Season

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it should come as no surprise that there is an increase in personal injuries over the last two months of the year. The last thing that you want to deal with during the holiday season is a personal injury. This year, to help prevent a personal injury, make sure to use these tips as you navigate all of the parties, errands, and everything else you have going on during this time of year.

Being Mindful of Slippery Surfaces

Being Mindful of Slippery SurfacesNo matter where you live, there will likely be a slippery surface around your home or on the roads while you are driving. This can happen due to the freezing temperatures at night or simply excess water on the roads. Make sure that when you are driving, you are taking extra precaution on roads that may have ice on them or when you are driving on roads that have water on them, like after a rain. When you are walking, you also want to be careful of these types of areas by walking carefully and wearing the right shoes that can give you a bit of traction when you need it. The last thing you want is to fall and get injured or get into an accident.

Childproofing Your Home

The last thing you want is someone to get injured while in your home. If you are going to have people over or small children, you want to make sure you childproof your home so they do not get into anything that they should not be getting into. You want to prevent as much as possible which means taking the time to check your home and add anything to childproof it, especially if you are not used to having children in your home. You also want to make sure that you remove anything that may be toxic and place it out of reach. The same can be said if you will be having pets over to your home because you do not want them getting into any chemicals.

Taking Your Time Preparing Meals

Taking Your Time Preparing MealsYou will be likely making some food for your family during this time of year and you do not want to get injured in the process. Cooking can be dangerous, especially if you are moving very fast, which can be common around the holidays. To help with this, slow down when you are in the kitchen and take the right precautions. Make sure you are doing everything that you should be doing to prevent any injury in the kitchen because it is not something that you want to deal with when you are trying to get a meal on the table for everyone to enjoy. Slow down and take your time and you should have no issue.

Watching Out for Heights

If you like to decorate for the holidays, you should be very careful if you are getting on ladders to do so. Make sure that you have a sturdy ladder, to begin with, and then make sure that you have someone with you that can make sure that you are stable so you do not fall in the process. You should never do anything like this alone so having a buddy is the first step. You also want to make sure that you wear the right shoes that will allow you to grip onto the stairs and make sure that there is no ice on them that can cause you to fall.


You want to spend as much time as possible with your friends and family during the holidays and that does not usually include dealing with a personal injury. Depending on the injury, it could even prevent you from really enjoying the holidays or attending any festivities around Las Vegas at all. By using these tips, you can help to prevent any personal injury so you can enjoy the holidays and all of the fun and memories that come along with them. If you do happen to have an accident and personal injury this holiday season, you may need to hire a Las Vegas personal injury attorney to get you the money you are owed. Be sure to reach out to us here at Ed Bernstein and Associates to see if there is anything that we can do for you.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.